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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Address: Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
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+60 88-248 698
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Can't go to Borneo without seeing the Orangutan!

Really glad we visited and it was the thing I was most looking forward to in Bormeo. Firstly, I will say it was absolutely pouring with rain and apparently Orangutan don't like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Sandakan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

very clean place for tourist to enjoy the nature and see orang utan infront of you. this place not very far from sandakan town. u can get taxi to go here or public bus but you need to walk inside if using public bus from the junction because no bus go inside. i prefer you to go with taxi/uber/grab car... More 

Thank rulezmronnie
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, this sanctuary is next door to the Sunbear Sanctuary and you can either visit here from 9am - 11am or from 2pm-4pm so as I arrived in Sepilok at 10am, I went to the sunbears first, then the Rainforest Discovery Centre (1km walk away) then came back for the afternoon feeding. The aim of the sanctuary is to... More 

1 Thank Claire S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the reason we went to Sabah. We booked trip with our hotel which included guide, pick up, Orangutangs, Sun Bears, Monkeys and Rain Forest. The tour was just the two of us so excellent service and allowed us to spend time how we wanted. Arrived early straight to nursery before it gets busy. Then we went to feeding... More 

1 Thank CazzieSlough_UK
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying for 1 week in KK but had to visit the Centre as it's been on our bucket list. We arranged the visit independently of a tour company and would highly recommend doing this. You can fly from KK directly to Sandakam for as little as £40 each return on either Malaysia airways or Maswings. We took the... More 

5 Thank lambornecourt
Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our main reasons for visiting Sandakan. Wonderful work being done to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans. It's worth spending as long as possible in the glassed viewing area at the nursery as there is no guarantee that any orangutans will come to the feeding area. When we were there only one was feeding - disappointing for viewers but... More 

2 Thank R_A617
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a wonderful outing 10.00 -12.00 or 14.00 - 16.00 I recommend the afternoon as the morning swamped with tourists ... enjoy play and feeding time all in the open air of the jungle truly paradise take a rain Mack as it often rains ...adorable animals !

Thank davidgary8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled specifically to Borneo to see the Orangutans and were very excited about our visit. We went to the afternoon feeding as recommended and hired taxi for the afternoon. As we got out of our taxi, Rosa (as we later found out) one of the centres Orangutans popped up on one of the entrance signs and then went for... More 

Thank radaNZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited this centre th st up is fantastic the work they do with theses animals enlightening would seriously recommend

Thank barbara h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Travelled to Sandakan just for this place. Hired a taxi for the day to take us here and the Proboscis monkey sanctuary. We went to the early feeding session. Unfortunately only 1 orangutan showed up here, which is actually a good thing as it shows they are less reliant on the food handed out. There were plenty of other monkeys... More 

Thank SandDCardiff
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really glad we visited and it was the thing I was most looking forward to in Bormeo. Firstly, I will say it was absolutely pouring with rain and apparently Orangutan don't like the rain. We went to the feeding platform, which you view behind glass and two reluctant Orangutans were bought/dragged out by a keeper. They didn't move a lot... More 

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