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Matang Wildlife Centre

#30 of 89 things to do in Kuching Features Animals
Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

While the place is supposed to be a rehab for injured or neglected animals, we did not see any training or rehab going on. The guide said it could be because it was raining. I was quite sad to see a couple of orangutans in...More

Thank Lakshmy B
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Although the animals are caged, and this seems a little sad, it is good to know that they are being cared for and that a number of the orang-utan are being rehabilitated to live in the wild. A good place to see the orang-utan; Aman...More

Thank gemma l
Reviewed 20 December 2015

of my visit to Matang Wildlife Centre was Aman smiling at us as he posed for his photo. Another orangutan frolicked around on the grass like s/he was posing for playgirl/boy. I could've watched the baby orangutan all day as he played happily alongside a...More

Thank DeuceWooo
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This Centre provides an opportunity to see how injured or orphaned wildlife is rehabilitated, and to catch sight of some of Borneo's very special animals and birds, including the orang utan, sun bears and hornbills. Expect fairly basic cages and compounds, however, and mammals generally...More

Thank 828DavidJJ
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We visited Kubah national park, paid entry then were able also to visit Matang without further cost. It was possible to walk to Matang in the trails from Kubah ( think they estimated a three hour walk), we chartered a taxi for the 20 minute...More

1  Thank Kirsty F
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Although it was good to visit for first timers, the wildlife centre has a lot of room for improvements. There was not enough signage along the slippery paths and not a lot of information as to the origins of the animal, natural habitats, feeding time,...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 17 November 2015

My kids enjoyed the moment with orang utan. first time they met the baby orang utan which is about size with them. Even they don't talk but they do have eyes contact with human being... very amazing creature. :)

Thank justssh
Reviewed 16 November 2015

After a no-show of the wild/semi wild orang-utans, we decided to go to Matang to ensure we did get to see these beautiful creatures. We were the only ones at Matang! This centre cares for the very elderly orang-utans that cannot be let free and...More

1  Thank Lulu H
Reviewed 31 October 2015

40 minutes drive from the city of Kuching. Worth the while if you like to take a slow stroll thorough the track of the natural forest setting. Bring along a raincoat or umbrella in case the surprise shower during your walk.

2  Thank CityFolks777
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I attended the Asia for Animals conference held at BCCK in Kuching last Oct 6-9, and as part of the conference, we were made to choose 1 out of 4 activities for free. I chose to go to Matang. As was discussed to us by...More

3  Thank Maj F
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Redouan G
Hello there, I'm planning to stay for a few days with my children there. Is it a mistake to stay for a few days? Like what is there to do or see beside visiting the animals in the centre? And also, are there some restaurant or cafetaria like in Bako NP that serve food in the area? Thanks for sharing. Terima kasih banyak.
8 June 2017|
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Response from nzkaz | Reviewed this property |
Matang is a small wildlife centre. Certainly not a destination to spend more than a few hours at. There is no restaurant or cafetaria. We went as a day trip and spent about 3 hours there.
Does anyone know of any details regarding volunteering at this place? My gf and I are interested in helping out
17 April 2017|
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Response from Borneo_Lady | Reviewed this property |
Hi, check out Borneo Great Orangutan project, held in Matang centre. Google up!
HI , I am looking to do the same thing, can you tell me how to book this or who to book through? Thanks
4 July 2015|
Response from AdrianCornelius |
All the local travel agencies run this tour...