A very knowledgeable taxi driver put us onto this after returning us from Penang Hill to E&O.
An hour's drive south of Butterworth is ORANG UTAN ISLAND (right across from the Bukit Merah Lakeside Resort) where human visitors are in a caged walkway providing the orang utans to roam unimpeded. All the orang utans are well looked after, healthy and carried on regardless as my family marveled at these magnificent animals.
The drive is on good roads, over both bridges and cost us R250 round trip. There's a restaurant at Lakeside and a short boat ride to the island. Cant recall cost, but modest and well worth it.
Superb half day out - do contact our wonderful taxi driver GH Khaw ("Lawrence") mob 016 486 0095 and mention me (Tim). More
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