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“Wetland river cruise”

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre
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Kota Belud River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu
Southern Cross, WA
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wetland river cruise”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Another great trip. We thought this the best way to see monkeys in their natural habitat. The coach picks you up at your hotel, then a 2 hr drive to the Gamenya river (jungle area), at dusk the fire flies came out - spectacular, then evening meal was included. The whole trip was very well organised, clean with a very well informed guide.

Visited October 2013
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Dongguan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We didn't see a single other soul while we were there. It was incredibly peaceful and fun to be directly in the mangroves. Make sure you wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. There is a patch of trail thats slogs through the wetlands.

Visited October 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
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“Nothing much but mangroves plus peace and silence”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Although we did not see and meet some animals, we were not really disappointed with the visit. Bearing in mind the location of this wetland being surrounded by human settlement, I am not surprised when there were hardly any creatures worthed mentioning other than some common lizards, crabs, mudskippers and common birds. The bonus is the opportunity to be alone with nature, a retreat if some sort to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is important to remind ourselves the roles of the wetlands to our environment. The RM5.00 entrance fee for adult is small as to some, this is the nearest that can observe at close range the mangrove trees in its own environment. For non- nature lovers, the visit may be a waste if time. Our children need to appriciate nature.

Visited September 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It's a waste of time!”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We thought it was worth the visit but when we visited the place, it was hot and absolutely nothing to see there. You can't see what the displayed boards mentioned. All you can see is the dirty swamps. Definitely, its not a place to visit at all. Plus there is an entrance fee (don't remember how much) but the fee is not worth it as well. We regretted!

Visited July 2013
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Huddersfield
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Interesting place worth a couple of hours of your time”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

After walking up to signal hill, we decided to carry on along the road for 15 minutes until we dropped back down to the Wetland centre.
We arrived at what looked a little like a deserted theme park entrance, past a lovely man prodding a tree with a large stick. Not sure what he was doing, but he was very pleasant and we felt welcome. After paying our small entry fee of £3 each, we were pointed into the wetland areas. You follow a man made wooden walkway for 90% of the walk suspended over the wetlands. It feels very Indiana Jones, particularly surrounded by all the sounds of the jungle. The only problem you'll hit is that for some reason the walkway stops and you have to precariously cross the muddy wetland along planks of wood. I have to be honest, we were slightly concerned that if there was something lurking in the murky water.. This was the moment it would strike! We didn't really see any wildlife as such, but I have a feeling a lot of the birds may have migrated. It was a fun experience going there, especially since we were the only people there. No rubbish really at all, so don't worry about that. Also, only the smells of the rainforest. The lady at the front desk was more than happy to call a taxi to get us back to KK afterwards.
Go and take a look of you're anywhere near Signal Hill and want to pass a few hours with a bit of peace and tranquility.

Visited September 2013
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