Orangutan Malaysia
Orangutan Malaysia


Orangutan Island & Langkawi Entry

Orangutan Island is located at Bukit Merah, in the state of Perak Malaysia. The centre is a rehabilitation and conservation centre of 35 acres just for orangutans and also operates as a nursery and research centre.

Orangutan Island is a global eco-tourism destination. Since its inception in 2000, Orangutan Island has progressed from being a sanctuary, where visitors experienced first-hand awareness and education on the orangutan, to a recognized ex-situ conservation facility and referral centre for the endangered Bornean orangutan.

The island is nestled within the idyllic setting of Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, an eco-friendly 7000-acre freshwater lakeside vacation getaway in Semanggol, Perak.

Currently there are around 20 orangutans here, of different life stages.


Latest travel bubble advice for Langkawi Island:

  • All entry into Langkawi Island is to be via air only, either via KLIA or fly direct into Langkawi (currently there are no direct flights)
  • Travelers are to be fully vaccinated, minimum 14 days after the second vaccination dose or 28 days after one dose depending on the type of vaccine
  • Children below 18 are allowed to travel together with their parents/guardian, who are fully vaccinated
  • Travelers must have a travel insurance coverage of minimum USD 80,000 including coverage for Covid-19 for their full stay in Malaysia
  • Travelers in transit at KLIA – 1 at Kuala Lumpur are required to go through various procedures including the downloading of the tracing app (MySejahtera)
  • It is compulsory to book a travel package for a minimum of three to seven days from a company registered and license under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC).
  •  Minimum stay in Langkawi is 3 days
  •  Travelers who stay in Langkawi for at least 7 days can opt to continue their trip to other destinations within Malaysia
  • On the 8th day, Travelers are allowed to travel domestically via air or sea + land under the following conditions:
      • RT – PCR covid-19 test is negative on day 8 or 72 hours before leaving Langkawi Island
      • Travel to areas declared under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) is prohibited


Vaccines approved by Malaysia Ministry of Health:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech)
  •  COVID-19AstraZeneca (Oxford-AstraZeneca)
  • CoronaVac (Sinovac)
  • Convidecia (CanSino)
  • COVID-19Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
  • Covilo (Sinopham)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Sputnik

    Currently, all countries are eligible for this travel bubble arrangement EXCEPT for the following high risk countries:

    EUROPE: Russian Federation, Poland, Ukraine, Czechia / Czech Republic, Romania, Georgia, Belarus, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guernsey

    AMERICA: Martinique, Guyana, Saint Kits and Nevis

    AFRICA: Libya

    Orangutan Malaysia

    Above image: BSBCC