Situated within the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort about 80km away from Penang Island, the Orang Utan Island is a research institution dedicated to the preservation and research of orang-utans. You will need to take a short ferry ride to reach the island.
The island was developed to resemble the orang-utan’s natural habitat as closely as possible, its vegetation similar to the rainforests in Sumatra and Borneo. For a more hands on approach, visitors are able to educate themselves by observing the orang-utans firsthand at the conservation centre, as they walk through a 100m steel caged tunnel that traverses the conservation site.
After an unforgettable experience with the orang-utans, continue on to the Matang Mangrove Forest in Kuala Sepetang. The 40,000-hectare Matang Mangrove Forest was gazetted as a Permanent Forest Reserve in 1906. Today, it is recognized as the best managed sustainable mangrove ecosystem in the world. Stroll on the wooden boardwalk to get a closer look at the mangrove trees and the animals that live in the muddy coastal floor of the mangrove ecosystem. Visit the charcoal processing sites with their unique and traditional method of charcoal making.
Meeting/ pick-up point:Hotel Lobby. Pick up time at 8am.
Duration: Eight hours.
Others: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Assistance or guided tour
AdmissionsProduct price detail
Join Tour No Guide, With Transfer, With Lunch (Minimum 2 pax required)Age of child
Appropriate age for child ticket from 2 to 11 years