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Address: Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Full-Day Matang Wildlife And Trekking At Kubah With Lunch from Kuching
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Matang Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Kubah National Park Tour from Kuching

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Suitable for family exploration

Matang Widlife Centre is located less than 40 minutes away from Kuching, so if you do not have much time to go far from the city, this is always a good choice. The collection of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2014
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

While Matang Wildlife Centre was not my first choice of visit, i had high expectations of this place given some of the positive reviews from my prior internet research. What I actually experienced, I would say personally traumatising. Notwithstanding these animals are in rehabilitation and may be released into the wild later, they are confined to a really small cage... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Matang Widlife Centre is located less than 40 minutes away from Kuching, so if you do not have much time to go far from the city, this is always a good choice. The collection of animals here is impressive and it serves as a good educating ground for the children!

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1 Thank hongching
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

Wonderful place to visit. Orangs, Sunbears, Gibbons, Macaques and more. This is a rescue centre and the work there is done by a small group of very dedicated staff aided by volunteers. I worked there for 2 weeks and was completely blown over by the commitment of the workers and fell in love with the animals who have all been... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

So uncomfortably hot on our visit in October; we couldn't find anywhere to top up our water or get refreshments either. The few animals we saw were totally inaccessible. I get that they are being rehabilitated, but the cages were heavily fenced off, it was no better than a visit to the zoo. We did spot a worker handling a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

the animals looked sad and sick, the horn bills had no color and the orangutan did not lift his head to see what was happening, it appeared as though he was hiding

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4 Thank Stephen s
Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Not worth the visit at all! The way the animals were caged up and poor maintenance of the surroundings and the cage were just depressing. Only one of the baby orangutan were swinging around happily (i guess) in the cage. All other animals were just sitting in a corner with a pitiful expression. When my friends and I were passing... More 

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6 Thank eshna23
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

I was taken here by my guide but really wish I hadn't gone, it's a depressing place with depressive animals, poor poor Peter the Orangutan stuck in a small cage, I couldn't bring myself to take a photo of him, other Orangutans hiding their faces against the wall, staring into space, Alligators supposedly waiting release in small enclosures, filled small... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

worth a visit some nice jungle trails, very few staff members in evidence orang utans in enclosures looked a little sad and listless there is also porcupines ,crocs, a hornbill and sun bears on the site beware of the gibbons throwing excrement at you. At the time of my visit there was no refreshment facilities available it appears to have... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

All in all, this is worth attending as it is probably the best way to see many of the animals from Borneo. They are in enclosures and seem to be very well taken care of. They have a large medical, vet. clinic on site and are training some to be set free in the wild. Young people from England and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

We dropped in here like lots of other people because we wanted to see the orangutans, being fruit season they are hard to find. It is very depressing seeing the sun bears and cats in small dank cages with no light. The large male orangutans appear to be completely despondent and one was hanging by hands on the barred door... More 

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