Monday, December 6, 2010

Orang Utan island in Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

It was such an enjoyable trip for our family on 20.3.2009.

We went to the Bukit Merah Resort for a day trip.

We had fun at orang utans rehabilitation forest.
These orang utans are placed on an island. Many of them are waiting to be sent back to the deep jungles.

Due to the dedication of the staff of the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, the orang utans have been living a blissful life in the middle of the Tasik Merah lake.

Baby orangutans, many of whom have been rejected by their mothers are looked after and monitored in the rehabilitation centre. Supervised and bottle-fed by staff.

During birth, the baby orang utans are separated from the mother and taken into care at the ICU for the following reasons. Failure of the mother to produce enough milk, premature birth, poor growth rate or lack of maternal care from the mother.
Entrance is RM15 for adults and RM10 for children. Children below 90cm will not be admitted. After buying our tickets at the ticketing counter, we awaited our ride to Orang Utan Island.
The island can be reached with 10-minute boat ride from the main jetty at Marina Village. There is a boat service that ferries people to and from the Island every 30-45 minutes.

Guests get a chance to observe these primates' behaviour up close and personal. This Island Project has grown over the years.

They work with the state government of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, who send them ill or abandoned orang-utans. Dad and mom pleased with this project.

Some were caged because of their bad behaviour.
Very fascinating to see what was going on.
When we were in the Island, we witnessed how the baby orangutans being take care by the staff. In hospital, they are cared for just like human babies.

Every two hours the patients are bottle fed.

Both of you like them so much. What a childish behavior. Very adorable.

Bed is a cosy cot, with blankets and pillows. They dressed in a nappy and chewed her cot and made faces to guests.

They made funny faces to dad and both of you. Ha Ha.
We met up with a local tour guide. Her knowledge about orang-utans amazed us. She did a great job explaining all the details and answering all our questions.
These orangutans have call names as told by the guide. During feeding time, the food given was mostly of fruit types.
To both of you, baby orangatans are the cutest "kids" in the world.
Really hope can say hello to these cutest "kids" again.
We say goodbye to these furry little primate patient at 6p.m.


  1. Nice trip...where is this orang utan island? Never heard before..

  2. Hi, MeRy, Orang Utan Island is located in Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, Perak. Guests get a chance to observe these primates' behaviour up close and personal.You can pay a visit there.