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The Great Orangutan Project

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Address: Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
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+60 2088854987

This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in...

This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in the Matang Wildlife Centre, focusses on the conservation and protection of Borneo's most fascinating and enchanting species - the orang-utan.

Please Note: This page is solely in reference to the 2 or 4 week orang-utan volunteer project offered by The Great Projects

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Save the orang Utan

Very good initiative to protect our primate in this challenging world and the team that organize the great orang utan project was brilliant in showing the ways how the animals... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Very good initiative to protect our primate in this challenging world and the team that organize the great orang utan project was brilliant in showing the ways how the animals were been taking care off.

Thank Valritong
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic week volunteering at The Orangutan Project! All the volunteers and staff were lovely, really welcoming! We went self catered and it was great as supermarket trips were weekly! Days and tasks were varied and really busy!! Loved seeing and helping all the beautiful animals in their environment! Highly recommend :)

2 Thank Sarah M
Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

We spent a lazy afternoon here with our guide. Great place to get photos of orangutans & native birds. I would strongly recommend to get a guide who knows the project as the stories behind this place are sad but interesting.

2 Thank NaomiGreen
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Suitable for kids and senior citizen. Plenty of parking space. Location wise is ok not to far from Kuching town. Not many animals to see, good for relaxation.

1 Thank Mazlita M
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great to see the orangutans here. Also the sun bears and the birds. A very nice walk around the park.

3 Thank Ann T
Boreen Point, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

We loved Matang-Keep in mind all of the animals have been rescued and due to injuries they sustained while captured they could not survive in the wild. It is yet another way to see orangutans and sun bears which our 5 year old loved. We also got to talk to some of the volunteers which gave us more context and... More 

3 Thank KymMcG
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Well worth the trip to the centre - great educational visit and your fee helps preserve these amazing animals.

1 Thank refstar01
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

What a dedicated team and a wonderful experience. The organisation of this trip is very professional, rewarding and entertaining. I volunteered for two weeks and wish I had booked for the full month. I consider myself a responsible traveller, with a good understanding of human impact on wildlife, but I still had a lot to learn! Thanks to Richard, Kerrie,... More 

2 Thank KMN_000
Kuching, Malaysia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Matang is sadly, a prison camp style reserve. There are freaked out bears, isolated depressed orangs, poo throwing gibbons... high concrete walls ...crocs in mud puddles.... the usual poor zoo of Asia scenario. There was not a lot of information to tell me what the place hoped to achieve, what the constraints were and how they were performing. No ,... More 

4 Thank itineranti2015
Breda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

we loved it! Especially the fact the urangutans are still living in the forest and you can enjoy them in that manner

1 Thank Hans073

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