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Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Kuching

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Explore a protected area of Malaysian rainforest at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Featuring a wildlife rehabilitation center and botanical research center, the reserve can be explored on your own or on a guided tour. Admire orangutans in their natural habitat as they come to the main center at feeding time, and enjoy the plant and animal life up close on a range of nature trails and walkways. While the most esteemed inhabitants are the endangered orangutans, you will also have the chance to spot gibbons, porcupines, terrapins, and crocodiles during your visit. Put Semenggoh Nature Reserve into our Kuching itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kuching.
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  • Our visit to the nature reserve was amazing. We saw three full grown orangutans and two babies. We took a taxi to the reserve for 120 MYR from Kuching and back. The entrance fee was very cheap, only 1...  more »
  • This was listed on the last day of our trip. It was fantastic. We met an orang -utan! The guided staff told us the best time to come is March to June. You can see more of these wonderful animals. 
  • Very well organised place they are honest and say you may not be lucky enough to see them however we were lucky and saw mother and son 
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  • Really simple and easy to get to from kuching city center via public transport, it cost 8MYR for a return and the entry fee was reasonable. We went just at the beginning of the fruit season and still managed to see two orangutan which was incredible. They have two crocodiles in a small cage to view too, not sure why? And it's not great to see when you go to a place due to the wild nature of the orangutans.
  • We walked in a heat of the day from the main road to the entrance and then through the jungle to the feeding area. It was so hot - we were sweating like pigs on a roasting spit. So, we came to the area and observed about 30-40 monkeys from various nations making all sort of noise and pictures. Finally mama orangutan arrived with a baby and laizily started to collet various food items. Baby was enjoying some acrobatics high up in the air to the great approval and gasps of other monkeys on a ground. I cought myself thinking about my decision to go into such length to see this event.... it took us about 45 minutes to wait for the bus and over one hour to get back into the city proper. It was an interesting spot, but definitly a very challenging one. If you have nothing to do in Kuching (which is very true) go and see orangutans.
  • Best place to see Orang Utan in their natural habitats. Hardly see during fruits season normally from Dec till end of march. Feeding time 0900 till 1000 and 1500 till 1600 hrs.
  • A must visit place for nature lover. The orang utan is our closest relative and they are just so adorable but make no mistake because they are also wild, as wild as wild can be ...
  • Walked 25 minutes to see a freaking orang Utan. Spent 20 min been bitten by mosquitoes. Walked back in the rain. 😒