The Malaysian orang utan sanctuary otherwise known as the Orang Utan Island in Bukit Merah has now reopened to visitors.

The Orang Utan Island Foundation chief executive officer Dr D.Sabapathy told The Star that its lake cruiser could now ferry visitors across the 3km stretch of water from the jetty at Bukit Merah Laketown Resort.

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Source: The Star

The island, which is home to 22 orang utans, had to close since 11th April when the water level at Bukit Merah Lake became too shallow for the cruiser because of the dry season. “With the increase of the water level, the boat service that was previously stopped will resume operation as normal,” said Dr D.Sabapathy.


In conjunction with the grand reopening of the Orang Utan Island, local visitors will get to enjoy special discounts for a month (until 12th June). “During the promotional period, tickets are priced at RM25 per adult compared with the normal price of RM30, and RM15 per child compared with RM18,” he said.

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Source: AFP

Perhaps you and your family might want to grab this opportunity to see the orang utans in their natural habitat and participate in their interesting programmes available during this upcoming school holidays? 🙂

For more information, check out The Orang Utan Island’s official website here.

Sources: The Star, Malay Mail.

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