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“Hot n Humid...but enjoyable”

The Great Orangutan Project
Ranked #19 of 93 things to do in Kuching
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Owner description: This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in the Matang Wildlife Centre, focusses on the conservation and protection of Borneo's most fascinating and enchanting species - the orang-utan. Please Note: This page is solely in reference to the 2 or 4 week orang-utan volunteer project offered by The Great Projects
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were fortunate to see orangutans on the day we went.....given that some parents dont know how to control their children. It was lovely to see the environment they have created for these beautiful creatures to live. Please listen to rangers advice if you go.

1  Thank thomasco2014
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Adsjs, Manager at The Great Orangutan Project, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hi Thomasco2014,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review.

We are glad that you managed to see the orangutans - they are incredible animals aren't they?

This page is actually for 'The Great Orangutan Project' - a 2+ week volunteer project based at the 'Matang Wildlife Centre' just outside of Kuching, where volunteers work alongside orangutans helping in the creation of enrichment and general all round husbandry.

If you are passionate about orangutan conservation and would like to join this project in the future, then please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Warm Regards.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Brilliant park that helps you understand the nature and nurture of Orangutans. You cannot guarantee a sighting of The Nan Of The Jungle but guides and information centre are great.

Thank MelizAu07
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Adsjs, Manager at The Great Orangutan Project, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hi MelizAu07,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it!

We are glad that you appreciated the guides and the information provided - all the facilitators and project staff are completely dedicated to the conservation of these majestic apes.

If you would like to join 'The Great Orangutan Project', a 2+ week project where volunteers create enrichment for these beautiful animals, then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us!

Warm Regards.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Keep up the great work in conservation! Went to the Semmangong one. Glad that it's so overwhelming that Matang Wildlife is hosting it too. May more wildlifes be set up and more orang utan to dwell in a safe haven. May forests be protected and more people educated about ecotourism!

2  Thank Gideon_Lin
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Adsjs, Manager at The Great Orangutan Project, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hi HansGideon_Lin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.

We are glad that you had an excellent time seeing the orangutans, and we are sure that you saw how dedicated project staff and volunteers are to the conservation of these endangered apes.

We hope you visit 'Matang Wildlife Centre' soon, and if you would like to join 'The Great Orangutan Project', a 2+ week volunteer programme working alongside these magnificent apes, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

Warm Regards.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I have been dreaming of seeing the orangutans for 15 years since I missed the chance when I visited KK. This experience was amazing and everything I thought it would be. We were lucky as we saw 4 of them, Richy (the' main man') and Edwin ( the apparent soon to be challenger) plus 2 females. They are amazing animals, and seeing them slowly approach through the forest was majestic, They are incredibly graceful and agile.
We took a guide, 70RM each, and although it will be a lot cheaper on the bus, it's nice to travel in comfort in the heat, etc; Totally worth the price.

3  Thank nicky B
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Adsjs, Manager at The Great Orangutan Project, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hi Nicky,

Fantastic that after so long of waiting you finally got to see these incredible creatures!

If you would like to join 'The Great Orangutan Project', the 2+ week programme where you would be able to volunteer alongside these amazing animals, then please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Warm Regards.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We went on an organised trip from Kuching (70RM) as although the bus is by far much less expensive there is a long walk (30 mins ) from the bus stop to the actual viewing area and on the day we went it was very hot.
Unfortunately we had a no show which the ranger said was now the 4th day is a row and that there was sufficient fruit at the moment fotr them to eat without needing to come to the observation area. Everyone was disappointed but understood these are wild animals so will show up as and when.

4  Thank 55elaine55
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Adsjs, Manager at The Great Orangutan Project, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hi 55elaine55,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

A huge shame that you didn't get to see these magnificent animals. Unfortunately when it comes to wildlife there are never any guarantees!

If you would like to join 'The Great Orangutan Project', a 2+ week volunteer project where you would get to work alongside these magnificent animals, helping in the creation of enrichment and all around husbandry, then please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Warm Regards.

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