Explore Sarawak Southwestern Sarawak Central Sarawak The northern coast The northern interior Share The first forest reserve in the state, the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre was set aside by Vyner Brooke in 1920. Today it’s a sort of open zoo in a surviving pocket of forest, where tourists flock to watch orang-utans being fed fruit by rangers, who have names for all of them. How many you’re likely to see will depend on the time of year – when wild fruits are in season, fewer orang-utans emerge from the forest to seek out the rangers. Most of the action takes place at a clearing, with seating close by, reached by a short jungle trail from the car park. Don’t be surprised if you see the critters roaming around the car park itself – and give them a wide berth if you do. Look out also for orang-utan nests, which they build in the treetops using clumps of leaves and branches, for sleeping.