Learn more about the conservation efforts for the Orangutan as you journey to the Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
Malaysia is one of the only countries in the world that houses the Orangutan, one of the largest apes in Asia. With its current status listed as endangered, the government has taken on the mantle of actively working towards conserving the species and its habitat. If you are in Sarawak, do not miss out on this tour to the Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and experience for yourself the conservation efforts channelled into safeguarding these apes as well as maintaining their habitat.
Covering a vast area of 740 acres, the centre serves as the only remaining green belt near to the city that offers a sanctuary for Orangutans. As you walk around the centre, you will encounter displaced Orangutans, which are often referred to as “men of the jungle”. Feel the tug at your heartstrings as you learn about how these orangutans were rescued from captivity or have been orphaned since young and are trained to survive in their natural surroundings.
Enjoy a peaceful walk on the trails while observing the Orangutans. Prepare to get up close with these friendly apes during feeding times scheduled every day at the feeding platform. Upon returning to the city, stop by for a visit at a pottery workshop for an insightful experience; observe nimble hands fashioning works of art. Watch the potter at his wheel and see what happens when lumps of clay are baked and then painted. This is also a good place to pick up souvenirs as a keepsake of your trip.