Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Orang Utan Island (Bukit Merah)

We went to Bukit Merah Laketown quite some time ago. The resort is only a 3 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur and easily reached just off the Bukit Merah toll exit along the North-South Expressway.


We like the Orang Utan Island the best.


The island is the world's first orang hutan conservation and rehabilitation centre.


The resort was set up as an orang utan sanctuary to educate, research on and better understand this protected species.


We got the chance to observe their behaviour up close and personal, as we were taken through a 100-metre steel-cage tunnel. We took a 10-minute boat ride from the main jetty at Marina Village.



An island dedicated to the preservation of this endangered primates.


Tucked away in this 7,000-acre lake, the Orang Utan Island serves as a breeding ground, as well as a research and education center.


up close


The Infant Care Unit (ICU) is a breeding unit specifically-designed to encourage the increase in population of the orang utans, providing them with veterinary care and to ensure that are able to eventually adapt to their natural habitat and have a higher survival rate as a result.



Veterinary care for the Orang Utan infant, due to improper maternal care.



It can eventually adapt to the natural environment and has a higher survival rate.

up close

We had a fun time there.

40 comments:

  1. What a great place to help the magnificent orangatans.

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  2. Did not realize there is an Orang Utan Rehab centre there. They are cute

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  3. I thought Bkt Merah Laketown is a water park?

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  4. first,you sure had enjoyed yourself there, anyway i had been to Bukit Merah lake town resort, but never been to the Orang Utan Rehab, i dont like the water park, kind of dirty as far as i am concerned.

    hey,i will sure be back reading your post,,,, appreciate you being my blogger friend

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  5. long time i never been there.. i think 10 yrs la... :)

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  6. Huh!This place is the world's first orang hutan c&r centre. Did'nt know about it, each time "balik kampung" when I reach this place I can feel I am almost reaching home:) Lullaby and good night...haha that's all can remember baby is so cute..Thanks.

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  7. Hello Wenn,

    I am happy that they are people who are concerned about this special animals. They can only be found in Malaysia and Indonesia. They can think as little as we do. We have org utan sanctuary here too. Maybe u can pay a visit.

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  8. wow, the orangutan baby is so cute!!

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  9. Orang Utan Island...the only specialty there..heheh! I went there too....

    http://elaine-memories.blogspot.com/2007/12/moments.html

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  10. Never know there's an Orang Utan island. Hehe...outdated.

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  11. ohhh i didnt know also there is a orangutan island....i think it is really time for Cuti2 Malaysia :)

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  12. Aww...the baby oran utan is so cute. :)

    Yep. Sometimes human intervention is need to help them right? :D

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  13. Went to Bukit Merah few years back but did not go for the Orang Utan tour since my gal was still very small back then. But I think she will loves it now. Should bring her there again. lol

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  14. Thanks for the tour of part of your world

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  15. Nice shots and the baby orang utan is so cute.

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  16. didn't know there's such place, thought only sarawak has orang utan conservation centre.. :p

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  17. Thanks for sharing! I didn't know such educational place do exist :P

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  18. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this trip with you. Great photos, especially the babies.

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  19. The orang utans are really well taken care of huh. Great place to visit. :)

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  20. oh..never heard of that place before. Thanks for the info. Btw, bookmark my new url in your blogroll - blisspeace.blogspot.com. thanks! :)

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  21. Didn't know the place existed. Hmm...must plan a trip to there in future

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  22. The eyes of orangutan really big and lovely. What a great trip you had Wenn!

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  23. Thanks for sharing the nice images of this interesting place!

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  24. Sophia and I enjoyed the photos. When she saw them in person, she always says "go to the zoo" during the weekend. The island looks amazing!

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  25. What a wonderful place! Love the picture of the adult 'hanging around' but my favorite has to be the nursery shots. Great experience!

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  26. sounds like a wonderful trip. the orang utan is cute.

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  27. I like the last picture... cute!

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  28. the baby orang utan is really so cute..FYI, he also wear napkins..also fed by milk bottle..

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  29. I thought there's only one in Sepilok but don't know this one in Bkt Merah. Oh so that I can visit them next time!

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  30. I didn't know there's orangutan in Bkt Merah Laketown! : )

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  31. they are lucky to be nursed like that

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  32. orang utan is very special..

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  33. wenn-experiences.blogspot.com; You saved my day again.

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  34. Wow,thanks for sharing. It looks different from others place.

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