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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%
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“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"
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"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"
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 10 April 2018

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 10 April 2018

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 10 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 8 April 2018 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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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Wow, this was the hi light of our trip. I was a bit worried when I realised that you viewed the orangutans in the nursery play area through glass, but it was still brilliant, Then we saw some more out in the open areas,we was...More

Thank Sozlovesholisays
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous must see, I felt it was designed with the orangutan comfort in mind rather than ours which was great

Thank Helenlaurendet
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

we were there in the afternoon- saw the babies first and went to the feeding area- only one orangutan came and we were about 50 people there, small kids were not able to see anything. it's more like a big zoo... while visiting the nearby...More

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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 Kerry553 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week and arranged a taxi from recommendation on t.a he was fantastic. picked us up at airport at around 7am and dropped us back at 5pm. We saw alot . if u want his number I can send it thru.
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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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