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Address: Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Full-Day Matang Wildlife And Trekking At Kubah With Lunch from Kuching
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Matang Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Kubah National Park Tour from Kuching

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This is a rescue and educational center, not a tourist attraction.

The folks at Matang Wildlife Centre take caring for their animals seriously. However, this is a local rescue and educational center, not really oriented for tourists. They've... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tricia C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for 3 hours. It was hard and experience to access there and harder and more expensive to come back to kuching. It is good place for nature lover and scientistcal groups. It is not suitable visit with young children.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

People have to understand that this is an animal rescue centre and not a tourist zoo. The animals here have been rescued and saved from a terrible fate and are medically treated and looked after by very dedicated workers, many of them volunteers. Most animals here are probably never going to be able to be released which is sad, but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not going to say they don't do a good job at rescuing and helping wild animals because I don't really know that, but its not a good place to visit. they have lots of animals including some orangutang all kept in small and dirty cages, sad and depressing place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks at Matang Wildlife Centre take caring for their animals seriously. However, this is a local rescue and educational center, not really oriented for tourists. They've corrected cataracts for an orangutan and saved animals that were kept as pets. It's best for local elementary school children to learn about local critters, including orangutans, cloud leopards, bear cats (binturongs), porcupines,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip out to Matang but it was a long way out of town and we had difficulty ordering transport to come collect us when we had finished. The birds (especially the hornbills) were great to look at, the crocodiles of different types interesting and the orang-utans fun. I'm not a huge fans of animals in captivity but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The intention of the wildlife center is good, but the way managing the wildlife in the small cage making the animals jailed with depression. That sum up unpleasant visit to the center.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I travelled far (from Australia) to see the Borneo wildlife. Matang centre has a large variety of animals, all kept in small and dirty cages. As a tourist your main feeling is sadness and we did not enjoy the visit. We left after seeing only a few animals as the conditions were so poor. I would not recommend a visit.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I spent four nights sleeping at the camping site. The toilets and showers need to be fixed as they were clogged when I was there. Overall, the camping site was fine and I didn't have any trouble sleeping. The auditorium was nice and comfortable. As for the animals, they were really interesting. I would recommend first timers to come visit.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A visit to this place will cost a local adult RM10 and a foreigner RM20. Is about 45 minutes away from Kuching City. I wonder they even bother to call this place a Wildlife Centre! All you see are animals which have been caged up which looked terribly stressed out. If it is called a wildlife centre, shouldn't the animals... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Matang Wildlife Centre half expecting to visit a shabby run down sort of a zoo so we weren't disappointed. In fact it was better than I'd expected. The enclosures are mostly spacious and clean. Sure we'd rather see all the animals go free but then we wouldn't see them and there's a good chance they wouldn't survive in... More 

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