BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: OUR PICK #6
Sepilok - Borneo
The world's third largest island is an ecological treasure trove, home to ancient rainforests, thousands of species of plant, varied ecosystems and endemic jungle animals. The most iconic of these species is the utterly charming orangutan, an endangered ape that is native to Borneo. They are known for their distinctive reddish hair and widely reported intelligence but due to the loss of their habitat, numbers of these wonderful creatures are declining rapidly. The best place to see orangutans is at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, located near the town of Sepilok in Borneo's eastern state of Sabah. Seeing these fuzzy apes up close is a highlight of any trip to Borneo.