Saturday, March 08, 2008

Sarawak - Land of wonders

We checked out the Sarawak Tourism Board website for places to go. Each activity promised an exciting and novel experience.

In the end, we decided to drive to the Semengoh Orang Utan Sanctuary. To get there, we had to first drive to the Forestry Department Research Centre in Semengoh, and follow a small trunk road leading to the Rehabilitation Centre through the forest. In 30 minutes, we reached the 740ha of forest reserve.

We had to pay RM3 to enter.

A park ranger briefed us on the orang utans. He told us to keep as quiet as possible and not stray away from the group. We walked 10 minutes into the jungle to the feeding platform. This is where the semi-wild orang utans are fed twice a day. The ranger showed us the mixture of foods, from fruits to vitamins. For calcium, they are given bottles of milk mixed with boiled beans, sugar cane, sunflower seeds and fresh young coconuts.

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