Orang Utan and Charcoal Factory with Lunch from Penang

Even if you don’t have time to visit Borneo, see orangutans swinging, feeding, and playing in a forest habitat at the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation. Forget piecing together public transport: relax with a driver/guide to escort you from your hotel to the island and back. After you’ve admired these fabulous primates, enjoy lunch and a visit to the Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory. An excellent day out with kids.

Travel to Bukit Merah via the 25 km long Penang second bridge, to see and observe the natural habitat of Orang Utans living in a small island. These primates are orphans undergoing rehabilitation for future release into the wild. They are friendly to visitors who are separated by a large cage tunnel which makes it appear as if the humans are under captivity while they roam freely on the island. Stop for lunch, and on the way back pass the Taiping Lake Gardens and visit the nearby charcoal factory to witness the interesting process of transforming mangrove wood into charcoal.

Additional Information

  • Not wheelchair accessible 
  • Pickup time from beach hotels may be earlier than time indicated 
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems 
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers 
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions 
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level 



2 Working Days
6 Hours
Hotel Pick Up
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Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

What You Get


  • English-speaking driver/guide 
  • Boat ride to the island to see the Orang-Utans 
  • Set Lunch (Exclude beverages, bottled water and snacks) 
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off within Penang City Centre area
  • Optional Gratuities 
How To Buy
1. Purchase online
2. Email the following information to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg for booking of the tour:
• Your Order Number
• Hotel Details (Name, address and contact number)
3. Receive a second email confirmation with the tour details

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointd operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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Please be reminded to send an email with your Order Number and Accommodation to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg