Another monarch in ASEAN, Brunei Darussalam is a small yet rich monarchy country. With a 5.765 km2 width, the country houses many natural attractions and parks. If you visit Brunei, make sure you come to one of these places. Then, make your best memories of Brunei there.
Welcome to the biggest amusement park in Southeast Asia. It has free entrance, but for the rides, there are some tickets to pay for. The latest price is a $10 ticket for 8 rides. The rides include a roller coaster, train ride, merry-go-round, caterpillar ride, plunge lagoon ride, Ferris wheel, carousel, scary drop, bumper cars, giant swing, super karts, flying fox, and more. There are also a waterpark and playground.
This place will certainly bring smiles to children. However, watch out for some rules like height minimum, no sandals, and others. Some rides are also not always open, but you can check them online on its website.
Tasek means lake in Malay and Tasek Merimbun is the largest lake in Brunei. The lake is quite distinctive for its dark color that comes from the tannin of rotten leaves in the lake. Most tourists go for a boat ride where they can witness the natural wildlife. There are two islands in the lake which one of which covers many logs to stay.
Along the lake, there Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park where the Important Bird Area is preserved. Many researchers and biologists come to this site because of the bio-diversity and rare species like white-collared fruit bats. For nature lovers and peace seekers, this is the best place to go.
Tasek Lama Recreational Park
The best words to describe this park are ‘the modernized rainforest’. Why? Because this is the well-preserved nature with some additional facilities like footpaths, jogging tracks bridges, benches, and a playground. There is also a natural waterfall and river. The vegetation is so green and it is the home of hundreds of macaques. Many unique tropical plants are grown in this place. It is such a fresh escape from city life. Yet, be careful with the primates and slippery roads especially after rain.
The best thing to do on Muara beach is enjoying the sun and the sky. As the wind blows up, you can rest on a hammock or just under the shady trees along the beach. Many also hold a BBQ party in BBQ areas. Visitors could set up their beach mat or just stay in a hut. There also lawns, gardens, and playgrounds for kids. The beach is not too crowded and peaceful. However, swimming and other aquatic activities are not allowed.
Ulu Temburong National Park
Called the Green Jewel of Brunei, this 212 square mile park is the biggest conservation in Brunei. The only way to reach this place is by taking a speedboat and a longboat ride. Of all areas, only 1% is open to tourist. The usual tour takes about three to four hours or 4.3 miles away from the accessible area. After crossing the suspension bridge, there is a canopy walk that highlights the natural view of the park. Besides a long trekking, most dip in the natural pools a.k.a river. Staying overnight there is also worth it because of the enchanting sunrise.