Monday, December 10, 2012

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre Receives RM1,500 Donation

Sepilok Orang Utan Centre in Sandakan has received a donation of RM1,500 from Vino Vino Bistro at KK Times Square here.

The donation was collected from tickets for its charity dinner which was held in conjunction with the Miss Bikini Finland 2012 dinner hosted by Vino Vino on Thursday. Several bottles of fine aged whiskey were auctioned off and the money will be donated to  the rehabilitation centre for Orang Utans. Vino Vino’s Director of Operations Johnson Or has presented the mock cheque to Sabah Wildlife Department veterinarian  Dr Sen Nathan, witnessed by Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, City Hall Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir and Sabah Gerakan Chairman Datuk Gordon Leong. Dr Sen said Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre requires about RM60,000 a month to operate and they are very grateful to receive the donation. He also thanked the orgnisers of the Miss Bikini Finland 2012.


Anonymous said...

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1964 to return orphaned "apes back to the wild.

Anonymous said...

The centre was being administered by the wildlife section of the Forestry Department which in 1988 was upgraded as a department under the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Development.

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