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    Rules and Regulations

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 8, 2010

    Favorite thing: Before you walk to the feeding platform, you're asked to leave bags, food and bottles of drink at the centre HQ. You also not take any repellents as they are a health hazard to the animals should they get hold of them; you should not enter any restricted areas, touch or feed any animals. If you do take bags into the reserve, take precautions especially with valuables - the photo shows just a few of the items that have been taken.

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    Show Up Early

    by dfactor Written Aug 22, 2006

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    Feeding time!
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    Favorite thing: It's best to get to the sanctuary early. You need time to get the tickets and stuff. Plus they have a very interesting video presentation of the sanctuary, on how the orang utans are rescued from the wild and finally releasing them back to their natural habitat. Unlike most people in KL, the orang utans are almost on time to come out for their food. They must be starving!

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    So why are we here?

    by sim1 Updated Mar 18, 2005

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    Young Orang-utan

    Favorite thing:
    Well, that's an easy question to answer! To see the Orang-utans!!! Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre is a unique place where they try to rehabilitate Orang-utans back into the wild again. There are several stages / areas where they slowly help the Orang-utans into life in the wild again. This is platform B, and the last stage in the process.

    These Orang-utans already live free in the surrounding rain forest, but are helped out a bit by some extra feeding. They don't need to come, only if they want to. So if you are unlucky none of them will show up. If you are lucky, you might have the unique opportunity to see these Orang-utans show up from the wild in search of some extra food.

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    The viewing platform

    by sim1 Updated Mar 18, 2005

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    Viewing area at Sepilok

    Favorite thing:
    No wonder that Orang-utan is shy, it is getting a LOT of attention and viewers! Imagine yourself going for breakfast or lunch and have this many people waiting for you to see you eat. Hahaha, I know I would be a bit shy too ;-))

    It is getting close to 10 o'clock. More and more Orang-utans have arrived, and the same goes for the people. Feeding time is 10 o'clock and everyone is ready for the event. There are three viewing platforms from where you can see everything very well. If you are on time here though, you might be able to find a good spot so you have an unblocked view. Feeding times are at 10 o'clock in the morning and 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Those are the times to be here if you want to have the best chance of seeing the Orang-utans.

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    Shy :-))

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Shy :-)

    Favorite thing:
    Not all Orang-utans are so brave though, some of them appear really shy, like this one. It just stopped at the first big tree, the last obstacle before getting to the feeding platform. It just hid behind the tree, looking shy around the corner at the people waiting for him to appear. So cute!

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    A sound in the forest......

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    A sound in the forest......

    Favorite thing:
    We have arrived at the platform where the Orang-utans will be fed. Feeding times are 10 o'clock in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. These are the best times to visit this place; because these are the times you have the biggest chance of seeing these amazing animals.

    It's only 9:30 in the morning, nothing much is happening yet. But suddenly.... a sound in the forest.... could it be??? Will it be.....??? Oooooh.... my mouth dropped open in amazement.... it is one!!! An Orang-utan from the wild, slowly approaching towards us swinging on a rope......

    I never believed I would actually see them! But as if they can look at the clock they know it is going to be feeding time soon. After this first one, another one appears... and another one.... wow!!

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    Keep looking around you!

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Wagler's Pit Viper

    Favorite thing:
    We are in the park and a comfortable boardwalk of about 10 minutes or so, lead us through the forest to the platforms where we hopefully will see the Orang-Utans. While doing that you shouldn't forget to look around you!! You might see some surprising guests lurking in the trees right next to you :-))

    This is a Wagler's Pit Viper or also known as the Tropidolaemus wagleri. It's a beautiful snake to see with its green colour, but watch it.... it is venomous! The snake gets about 60 cm to a meter long and lives in the rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and southern Thailand. And apparently it feels very much at home here in Sepilok :-))

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    Entrance and camera fee

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Malaysian Ringget

    Favorite thing:
    When entering the park you have to pay an entrance fee of RM10 per person (2004). Besides that you have to pay a camera fee. I can't remember exactly how much the camera fee was, but I was happy to pay it as this is camera heaven!!! I just couldn't stop clicking my camera, I was so fascinated by these animals and trying to capture them with my camera. So if you are in doubt.... just pay the fee! You will regret it if you don't!!

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    Where is Sepilok?

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Map of Sabah

    Favorite thing:
    So where is Sepilok? It is actually not that difficult to find or visit. Sepilok is located on the east coast of Borneo, just outside of the city of Sandakan. A 30 - 45 minutes drive will bring you from Sandakan to the Orang-utan Centre. You can click on the map to get a better idea of where Sepilok is located.

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    Welcome to Sepilok Orang-utan Centre

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Welcome to Sepilok Orang-utan Centre

    Favorite thing:
    The journey didn't take that long to get from Selingan Island to the Sepilok Orang-utan Centre. Everything was arranged perfectly. After a nice breakfast on Libaran Island the boat raced us to the mainland. When the boat arrived, a bus was already waiting for us, ready to bring us to Sepilok. The travel went so smoothly that we arrived at Sepilok nice on time. So early even that we had time to drink a cup of coffee on arrival before we entered the centre :-)

    We are visiting an Orang-utan rehabilitation Centre here in Sepilok and this is absolutely a wonderful and unique place. On this page I want to tell you a bit more about this centre and about the life of the Orang-utans here at Sepilok and in general. If you love wildlife and you are visiting Borneo you really should try to go here. I am certain that you won’t regret it! :-)

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    Good morning! :-)

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Racing back to the mainland

    Favorite thing:
    Good morning everyone! It is very early in the morning. I am still feeling sleepy, but happy, we are on our way again! Yesterday I had the amazing experience on Selingan Island to watch a sea turtle lay eggs on the beach and hold a tiny baby turtle in my hand.

    Today will be another day filled with more wildlife and most likely an amazing experience again.... I am going to see Orang-utans!!! :-)) The high speed boat is going to bring us back to Selingan Island where we make a quick stop for breakfast, and after that we are off to the mainland for a visit to Sepilok Orang-utan Centre.

    Hahaha, the man in the boat had fun in it though, being on the water this early in the morning. He and his colleague made a race out of it who would be first back in Selingan. We won :-))) Hahaha, a speedy start to the day, which will be a loooong day, but a wonderful one :-)

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    And don't forget to look up!

    by sim1 Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    Orang-utan nests in the trees

    Favorite thing:
    And don't forget to look up either!!! Here you might find the first signs that you are Orang-utan country. High up the trees, if you look closely, you can spot some of the nests of the Orang-utans.

    The Orang-utan is almost completely arboreal, which means that they are tree-dwelling. They travel by moving from one tree to another, avoiding being on the ground. At night they make a nest of vegetation to sleep in, with smaller ones made during the day to rest. I found it amazing to see this nest up in the tree!

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    Enjoying

    by sim1 Written Mar 20, 2005

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    Enjoying

    Favorite thing:
    This tip is going to be about the Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre. This tip is under construction. I will try to add more information to this tip as soon as I can.

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    Finally.... feeding time!

    by sim1 Written Feb 23, 2005

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    Feeding time

    Favorite thing:
    This tip is going to be about the Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre. This tip is under construction. I will try to add more information to this tip as soon as I can.

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    Trying to pass each other isn't easy ;-)

    by sim1 Written Feb 23, 2005

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    Favorite thing:
    This tip is going to be about the Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre. This tip is under construction. I will try to add more information to this tip as soon as I can.

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