MATANG WILDLIFE CENTRE, LUNDU, SARAWAK
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Matang Wildlife Centre, Located next to Kubah National Park, is about 35km from kuching. The main attraction is the orang utan adoption programme, where young orang utans, who were either orphaned or rescued from captivity, are taught how to survive in the wild. As well as orang utans, the centre includes spacious enclosures housing sambar deer, crocodiles, sun bears, civets and bear cats, and three large aviaries featuring hornbills, eagles, kites, storks and a host of other birds native to Sarawak.
There are some pleasant riverside picnic spots a short walk from the information centre and four jungle trails. The Pitcher Trail, which follows a circular path through the forest, takes approximately two hours and trekkers should not have too much difficulty in spotting the various specious of pitcher plants that litter the forest floor at the sides of the trail. The Rayu Trail leads to the Kubah National Park headquarters and takes 3-4 hours. The Sungai Buluh Trail leads to two secluded waterfalls and takes 2-hours (one way).
There is no regular bus that goes directly to the centre, hiring a taxi or Grab is recommended. Alternatively, you may contact any of the travel operators who offer transfer services.
For more information about Gunung Gading National Park, please click this link (sarawaktourism.com/attraction/matang-wildlife-centre/)