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Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island    

  A197, 34400, Simpang Empat Semanggol, Perak | Visit Website |   05-890 8110
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4.2   (309)

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Introduction

A 35-acre island nestled within the idyllic setting of Bukit Merah Laketown Resort. The center serves as both rehabilitation and Conservation centres, as well as visitor gallery to educate public about Orangutan.

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What to Expect?

Orang Utan Island is located at Bukit Merah and is one of the best Orang Utan rehabilitation and Conservation centres in the world. Do not miss the opportunity to observe these primates in their natural habitat. A 35-acre island nestled within the idyllic setting of Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, an eco-friendly 7000-acre freshwater lakeside vacation getaway in Semanggol, Perak.









Orang Utan Island is today a global eco-tourism destination. Since its inception in 2000, Orang Utan Island has progressed from being a sanctuary, where visitors experienced first-hand awareness and education on the orangutan, to a recognized ex-situ conservation facility and referral centre for the endangered Bornean orangutan. A visit to Orang Utan Island will convince anyone why the orangutan has endeared itself as a symbol of Malaysia.









Highlights

- Educational outing that’s family-friendly

- Opportunity to see many orangutans up close!

- Support their cause – proceeds go to looking after the resident orangutans and to maintaining the center

- Cool concept – people will pass through a caged tunnel to see the orangutans that are roaming outside. They have around 20 orangutans here







How to get there

Set your navigation to Bukit Merah Laketown Resort first. From there there is a jetty that provides boat service to the Orang Utan Island. You can also buy your ticket at the end of the ferry dock.





Entrance Fee:

Malaysian: RM30 (Adult), RM18 (Child)
Non-Malaysian: RM40 (Adult), RM20 (Child)

* Inclusive of Ferry fare





Orang Utan Island Tour

Tours are usually conducted by a staff member that will elaborate more on the center’s conservation efforts as well as their resident orangutans! Tour Duration is about 45 minutes and up to 1.5 hours to complete the tour.


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 Address:   A197, 34400, Simpang Empat Semanggol, Perak

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05-890 8110

Everyday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    Bruce Poon

    in the last week

    The conservation is amazing. You get to go very close to the orang-utans. Even with the fence in-between, it was a wonderful experience. The tour begins with a 15 min boat ride to the island, followed by a ~30min tour. We were told whether the orang-utans were engaging depending on their moods of the day. But we were lucky enough to see 5 of the 17 (?)orang-utans on the island. Three of them got up close and person with us. The mom was in a foul moon and she even spit at my camera when I pointed it too close. Lol. Overall, a fantastic experience. And with COVID in the past couple years, they seems to be in rough shape financially. Please do visit and help them out.

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    Esam Alshora

    2 weeks ago

    A must go destination if you're in Penang

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    Benny Lau

    2 weeks ago

    Great place to see orang utan.
    Very informative & great experience.

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    Sholehah Mohamed

    2 months ago

    interesting place and information. a must place visit

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    Melanie Tanner

    2 months ago

    Drove there today. It was easy to drive there from Penang. From Batu Ferringhi we left at 8am and got there at 9:40 just in time for the first ferry. First ferry is at 9:45. You drive into the resort and walk through the resort to the ferry dock. At the ferry dock you buy tickets for the Orang Utan island. Ticket includes ferry there and back and the island ticket. There's a small shop on the island selling tshirts that my kids liked. And some snacks. As we pulled up to dock at the island we could see small orangutans and a couple larger ones playing in the trees. As soon as we got off we could see some large orangutans playing and eating at a platform in the water near the boat dock. The guide quickly started us on our walk along the path into the habitat. She was wonderful and very knowledgeable and answered lots of questions for us. We saw 10 of the 17 orang utans living there. Several close up. We dropped apples down a tube into their cage and they were excited to grab them and have some fruit. We watched one guy drink milk poured into his mouth from a worker and we watched the alpha male tear open a coconut and eat it and slurp the coconut water. The little ones were really cute. We LOVED this place and my 3 teenagers said it was totally worth waking up "early" and driving 1.5 hours to see the orang utans. It is an awesome place. Definitely go!!!!


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