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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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Sandakan, Malaysia
60 89 765200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“feeding platform” (129 reviews)
“nursery area” (18 reviews)
“behind glass” (18 reviews)
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Sandakan, Malaysia
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60 89 765200
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"feeding platform"
in 129 reviews
"nursery area"
in 18 reviews
"behind glass"
in 18 reviews
"feeding times"
in 79 reviews
"afternoon feeding"
in 54 reviews
"young ones"
in 30 reviews
"morning feed"
in 18 reviews
"feeding sessions"
in 15 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 34 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 17 reviews
"rehabilitation centre"
in 21 reviews
"kota kinabalu"
in 13 reviews
"board walk"
in 12 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 23 reviews
"wild animals"
in 16 reviews
"night walk"
in 18 reviews
"camera fee"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were advised to avoid the weekend when visiting Sepilok, so we decided to go on a Monday. The crowds were crazy even on Monday morning, so I can't imagine how busy it gets on weekends. The ticket allows entry for the whole day, so...More

Thank Mahendra F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very well run & maintained centre, with a strong focus on the conservation & well being of the orangutans. Go early if you can to try to avoid the coach loads, head to the nursery area first to see the younger animals (a wonderful...More

1  Thank Kimblon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to both feeding sessions (10.00 and 15.00), former crowed due to at least four buses from a cruise ship, and don’t forget to visit the Outdoor Nursery and watch the half-hour video. Bananas and papaya are put on the platform and shortly afterwards...More

Thank Hugh E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place. Spend whole day here. There are twice feeding. First nursery where babies are fed. Interesting to see how like us they are! Feeding platforms for adults, these are shy animals and humans make lot of noise! Was privileged to see one...More

Thank leisure1507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit, juveniles are easy to see however adult orangutans are not a guarantee, even at feeding time (we didn't see any) as the sanctuary is huge. I would recommend going with a guide to make the experience more enriching however they do...More

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewing from 2 different areas. One which attracts the younger monkeys which were very cute to view behind glass and another out in the forest. Seemed to me that both places were a bit “put on” and nothing natural about them - almost a bit...More

Thank Lions300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit to see the amazing work being done to rehabilitate orphaned Orangutans. Staff are dedicated and the facilities are excellent, well worth a visit.

Thank LED276
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary was quite busy with lots of people. The nursery was productive but very crowded. The feeding only brought in Macque but they were interesting to watch even though crowded and not what I originally came to see.

Thank cindy136
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deffo go in the morning. Its busy but worth it if you want to see them. First feeding is with the babies in their play area, you watch through glass and felt a bit like a zoo but was so cute and lovely. After that...More

Thank awaywiththefae
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s quite busy and some of the other tourists are quite rude. But that said, the orangutans are amazing and the work that they do is incredible we went back twice. If you can, go in the afternoon

Thank Joeavison
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WendyA1957
4 April 2018|
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Response from Stephen L | Reviewed this property |
As said earlier it's 6-8 hours by road. Flying is the quicker option, but the scenery by road past Mt K.Kinabalu is fantastic. Afternoon OU feeding is definitely quieter, morning has all the day trippers. Kindergarten has... More
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Martitarub_13
1 April 2018|
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Response from Yuliana H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go on your own and the sanctuary is not that big so probably an hour is enough. Most people only go during feeding time which is sometime around 9:30 am, the Conservatory then will close for midday break and... More
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Raymond689
22 February 2017|
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Response from theunseencolors | Reviewed this property |
Yep, regular hours on Sunday. Taken from the official Sabah Tourism Board website: "Security Gate: Daily from 8.00am till 5.00pm Reception & Ticketing Counter: Daily from 9.00am till 11.00am and 2.00pm till 3.30pm... More
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