Semmengok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Step by Step

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Countries, Malaysia | 0 comments

Summary: Check out how to visit the Semmengok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center on your own, how to go there, what to bring, things you should know.

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Orang Utan

Orangutans are not totally wild there because they were rescued and fed, but they are still free and in the trees, not in cages! So this was a really good opportunity to see them because it is (as they told us) very difficult to spot totally wild orangutans. It takes half a day to do this visit. We arrived too late (at 10:20 am), as they close the park from 11 am to 2 pm. People were bitten by the monkeys in years past, and they don’t let anyone inside anymore without the monitoring of the park rangers. So we spent three and a half hours in a small town near to the park, where we found a refreshing shopping mall that we really appreciated because of the hot weather outside! We came back at 2 pm and saw the orangutans. Depending on your luck, you could see any number of orangutans, but I suppose you’ll see at least one. You have to be there during feeding time for your best chance.

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Orang Utan

How to go to Semmengok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

  • Step one: Take the bus number 6 (“Semmengok Orang Utans” is written on the bus) at Kuching bus station at the end of the main market. The bus costs RM3.50 pp and the first bus is at 9am. The ride last for less than an hour.
  • Step Two: Pay the entrance of the center RM20 pp.
  • Step three: Walk half an hour to the center on a cemented road.
  • Step Three: Wait for the rangers to take you to the feeding location where you will see the Orang Utans.
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Orang Utan

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Orang Utans

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Orang Utans

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Orang Utans

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Orang Utans

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Orang Utan

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Orang Utan

What you should know:

  • The center closes from 11am to 2pm so you should be there before 10pm and take the first bus from Kuching or come in the afternoon
  • If you miss (as we did) the first feeding time at 11am, don’t go back to Kuching, tell the bus driver to drop you in the small town near the center where you can wait, you will find there plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and even a shopping mall. It is just 5 minutes driving from the center.
  • Bring water with you and your camera.
  • The visit takes half a day.
  • The total cost of the visit if you do it on your own is RM 27 pp.

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