We visited the sanctuary recently, the road to the sanctuary was well maintained and entrance looking appealing. However upon asking if we would see or meet any, perhaps young orang utans we were told, no sorry they are all in the jungle being trained to go back to the wild life, we appeared to be the only visitors there. The Centre was open when we arrived, but we decided we will look there when we finish our visit to the "sanctuaries of the orang utans". Then we started the tour: crocodiles first, and then some more enclosures with or without any wild life, we could not tell as the enclosures were overgrown with weeds, etc. Disappointment started to set in, upon arriving at the enclosure of the "BIG APE" we were horrified, the enclosure looked very boring,not cared for, high grass, as did the orang utans (2 ) appeared bored, 2 were locked up and trying to communicate with the others. At the end of visit the "Centre for information" was now closed, so we could not even ask anybody how their project was going and how successful it was. There seems to be a lack of understanding for the public, who support very happily these projects but would like to also have a slice of the outcome of such a project. They appear to want to have the tourist visiting but not offer anything in return. I agree with review of Maria M that it would be good for Matang Wildlife Sancturary to have a clean and attractive approach for the public, we talked to locals and they agree, pulled even faces when we told them where we were going, perhaps the government should look into this as well.
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