45 minutes in Semenggoh Wildlife

On our way back to college after a short trip to Kuching, Sarawak, we stopped by the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. We were told that there are many Orang Utan in the centre and if we are lucky, we might be able to see them. As soon as we get there, we were just in time for the feeding time. The feeding time was about 9 am to 10 am or 3 pm to 4 pm in the evening. 

The entrance fee was RM 3.00. After all the payments at the ticketing counter, as we were in large groups, only some of us managed to hop on the shuttle van. It was quite a long journey going inside, which took us about 20 minutes. It was tiring because we had to rush for the feeding time. The paved road got us panting going up and down the road. 

Along the way to the feeding centre, we came across many areas such as the botanical garden, wild fruit area, bamboos, wild plants and etcetera. However, we were in a rush, so we did not have the spare time to visit those places. 

When we arrived at the feeding spot, a lot of people were already heading back and yet, the place was still crowded with tourists, all excited to visit the Orang Utan. Sadly, upon our arrival, the Orang Utan was done with the meal and he was just hanging on the line with nibbling on his food. We had the chance to see one. But it was okay because it's not every day that we get to see Orang Utan this close. 

After about 5-7 minutes walking through the jungle, we visited the gallery and information centre. It was situated just outside the entrance gate to the feeding area. 

The information displayed in the gallery tells a lot about the history of the place, as well as the purpose of this establishment. It was an excellent work to save the almost-extinct Orang Utan. In the gallery, the most interesting that took my attention was birth and death certificates of the Orang Utan in the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. It was a proud work and tells a lot about the purpose of the centre itself. 

Before leaving the place, I took the chance to capture myself a memory with the replica of Orang Utan around the entrance gate. 

It was surely an adventure, especially for a nature lover like me...and if you are too, I recommend you to visit this place too. 

That's about it. 

Love nature. Protect. 


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