That's what the words orang utan mean in Malay. The Singapore Zoo has an extensive area with tall trees, sturdy vines and sitting platforms high up in the air to enable these apes strengthen their climbing skills and laze around (such as the one above). There are several boardwalks on the ground which visitors can take to get closer to the free ranging orang utans. But be forewarned; at many stretches the ropes and the resting platforms are directly overhead the boardwalk. And when these apes have to 'go', they just will...
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