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TAMAN JUBLI PERAK

It is facing the South China Sea and about 1km from Kuala Belait Town.The park was (a gift from the people of kuala Belait) built to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty’s accession to the throne. Apart from the pintu gerabng (arches) and the monument, the park also features exhibition huts, shelters, toilets and a children’s playground.

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LAND AREA 2,679 hectares

LOCATION Jalan Maulana

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TAMAN REKREASI ANDUKI

It was opened by His Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, in 1992, a contribution from Brunei Shell Petroleum to commemorate the silver jubilee of His majesty accession to the throne. The park, a very popular spot for families has general recreational facilities and an attractive lagoon of blue water.

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LOCATION About 80km from Bandar Seri Begawan.

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LUAGAN LALAK RECREATIONAL PARK

A rare and interesting place, it features an alluvial freshwater swamp or empran. During rainy periods it fills up like a lake, and in drier spells the waters recede and the valley becomes covered with sedges – mainly of the species Lepironia.

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LAND AREA 270 hectares of the lush and green Labi Hills Forest Reserve

LOCATION Labi, Belait District

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LUMUT BEACH

Normally known as Pantai Lumut in local malay language. One of the major beach in Brunei Darussalam. There is also country’s first water amusement park made a splashing opening as gates opened for the first time to visitors across the nation flocking for the chilled, crystal clear waters, and water play areas.

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OPENING HOURS Monday-Thursday : 10 00 : 20 00 Friday - Sunday : 09 00 : 20 00

LAND AREA 270 hectares of the lush and green Labi Hills Forest Reserve

LOCATION Liang Lumut Recreation Club at Jalan Pantai Lumut, Belait.

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WASAI WONG KADIR

It is ideal fro those who enjoy, or would like to try, jungle trekking up and down steep ridges. The Wasai or waterfall, is a popular picnic spot. The walk crosses several steep ridges enroute to the fall, but once there you can enjoy the un-spoilt beauty of the jungle and the cool, pure water of the river. Because this is a long walk, it is advisable to take with you both drinking water and sun protection gear

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OPENING HOURS Monday-Thursday : 10 00 : 20 00 Friday - Sunday : 09 00 : 20 00

LAND AREA 270 hectares of the lush and green Labi Hills Forest Reserve

LOCATION Labi, Belait District

FACILITIES Huts BBq pits Public toilets

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TAMAN REKREASI HUTAN SUNGAI LIANG

The park is 450 metres from the main sungai liang conjuction along the road to Labi. This is one of the several park which have been developed and maintained for public recreation. The park is one of very few lowland forest areas in Southeast Asia and has facilities for It also carters for natural history devotes, with self-guided or organized group tours of the forest. The main pond with its shelters platforms and open areas in the central complex, should satisfy visitors looking simply fro fresh air and beautiful outdoor surroundings. The more energetic may care to explore the network of wellmarked nature trails that wind their way around the park, including a high-level canopy walkway in the tree-tops. This wonderful facility will give you a totally different perspective on the rainforest.

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OPENING HOURS Monday-Thursday : 10 00 : 20 00 Friday - Sunday : 09 00 : 20 00

LAND AREA 270 hectares of the lush and green Labi Hills Forest Reserve

LOCATION Sungai Liang 70 km from Bandar Seri Begawan

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OIL AND GAS DISCOVERY CENTRE

It is one of the major tourist attractions of Seria. It is an interactive science museum with ever changing exhibits which show the technology, history and other interesting facts about oil; the largest export of the country.

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OPENING HOURS Monday - Saturday : 8:30am - 5:00pm Sunday : 9:30am - 6:00pm Public Holiday : CLOSED

LAND AREA 270 hectares of the lush and green Labi Hills Forest Reserve

LOCATION Sungai Liang 70 km from Bandar Seri Begawan

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PANTAI SERI KENANGAN

Pantai Seri Kenanagan- literally “the unforgettable beach” Here, the beauty of the beach is enhanced by a narrow spit of land tha t has the South China Sea on one side and the Tutong River on the other. Further along the road one passes through Kampong Kuala Tutong, amidst a forest of coconut palms, to reach the old jetty. This was the site of ferry crossings over Tutong River before the present bridge was built in 1959.

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VISITING HOURS wednesday - monday : 9 am - 5 pm friday : 9 am - 11.30 am and 2.30 pm - 5 pm thursday : closed

LAND AREA 270 hectares of the lush and green Labi Hills Forest Reserve

ETHNICITY/ RACE 67% 15% 6% 12%

Malay Chinese Indigenous Other

RELIGIONS Islam (Official Religion) Buddhist - 67% Christian - 13% Indigenous belief and others - 10%

POPULATION 424 897

CAPITAL CITY Kampong Kiarong, a few kilometres from the capital

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SAGO FACTORY IN UKONG

The sole sago-producing factory in Brunei sits with only one machine to process ambulung, an important ingredient to make the country’s national dish ambuyat, for the entire country’s consumption. While many are familiar with ambuyat being Brunei’s national dish, Ambuyat is prepared by adding hot water to ambulung and stirring it until it becomes a sticky glue-like porridge.. Being the sole sago-product factory in Brunei, the factory has received visits from Ministers and even, His Majesty the Sultan in 2004. It has also been visited by schools and tourists led by travel companies such as Freme Travel Services. Besides, being a healthy choice of food, the sago flour can also be used as a treatment for rashes “according to old people’s beliefs”.

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VISITING HOURS Sunday - Wednesday : 8am - 12noon, 2pm 3pm and 5pm - 6pm Th

LOCATION Kampong Kiarong, a few kilometres from the capital

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TASEK MERIMBUN & BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Tasek Merimbun : It is the largest lake in Brunei as well as an extensive forest areas adjacent to the lake. Tasek Merimbun was declared as one of the ASEAN National Heritage Sites in 1984. Tasek Merimbun – the largest black water lake in the country, has two shallow bodies of black water joined by a narrow channel. Its water is black because the segment of the tributary, Sungai Meluncur flows through a peat swamp forest. The two water areas have a surface area of approximately 100 and 120 hectares.

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VISITING HOURS sunday to monday : 8am - 12pm, 1.30 - 3pm and 4.30 - 5.30pm friday : 4.30 - 5.30pm thursday : Closed

Butterfly Garden : The exhibition gives visitors a good means of information with regard to heritage and the ecosystem. The park houses over 100 butterflies from over 30 different species. Visitors will be able to view butterflies in their natural state as they interact with the flora and fauna surrounding them. We recommend taking along a picnic basket with you, as you can always stop by at the nearby huts on the small “island” on Tasek Merimbun after visiting the butterfly park.

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WASAI BEDANU & WASAI BATU MAPAN

Wasai Bedanu: One of Tutong District’s hidden treasure. Wasai Bedanu is famous for its cave and waterfall. The place itself is huge but only a small part of it is covered with cement and safe for recreation. There is a series of seven waterfalls in the area,but the slippery conditions have made them almost inaccessible. Nevertheless, visitors will be able to enjoy its wonderful waterfall and trek through the jungles blessed with flora and baskin the untouched natural beauty.

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VISITING HOURS wednesday - monday : 9 am - 5 pm friday : 9 am - 11.30 am and 2.30 pm - 5 pm thursday : closed

*Note: The facilities are poorly maintained so please use with caution Wasai Batu Mapan : Getting to the park will take half an hour from Tutong Town and the nearest place to park is Lamunin.

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SG BASONG RECREATIONAL PARK & WATER-

Sg Basong Recreactional Park : It is one of the most popular spots in the district for picnickers.

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Waterfront Tutong : Tutong Waterfront was named “Tatangan Persiaran Sungai Tutong”. The Tutong Waterfront project is part of the “Tutong Central Area Improvement” initiative under the 9thNational Development Plan (RKN), which aims to improve the image of Tutong Town as well as providing the community with a waterfront for recreational use. There also Gerai Waterfront. It open from 6pm until Midnight.

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sunday to monday : 8am - 12pm, 1.30 - 3pm and 4.30 - 5.30pm friday : 4.30 - 5.30pm thursday : Closed

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JAME ASRI HASSANIL BOLKIAH MOSQUE

The largest and most magnificent mosque in Brunei and known locally as the Kiarong Mosque, it was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of His Majesty’s reign. Its gold-topped domes tower over artfully landscaped gardens and fountains. A visit to this memorable place of worship is a must for any visitor by day or night. Visi

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VISITING HOURS Sunday - Wednesday : 8am - 12noon, 2pm 3pm and 5pm - 6pm

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SULTAN OMAR ALI SAIFUDDEIN MOSQUE

Dominating the city centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, this is one of the most magnificent mosques in Southeast Asia and a symbol of the strong Islamic faith of the people of Brunei Darussalam. Completed in 1958, it is named after the 28th Sultan, Omar Ali Saifuddien, who is still referred to as the architect of modern Brunei. The mosque’s design reflects the use of the world’s most elegant materials, including marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai, stained glass and chandeliers from England and carpets from Belgium and Saudi Arabia. The main building is a two-storey; 77 metres tall and 26 metres wide. Its most prominent feature is a golden mosaic dome, which has a surface area of 520 sq. metres covered with 3.3 million pieces of Venetian glass mosaic. Next to it, is and imposing 50-meter high golden minaret. A beautiful manmade lagoon completes the eye-catching spectacle. Located in a lagoon beside the mosque is a replica of a 16th century mahligai barge, which was used to stage colourful religious ceremonies such as Quran reading competitions during the 1960s and early 70s. Visitors to the mosque are advised to remove their shoes before entering and should be dressed conservatively.

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MALAY TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

Situated near the Brunei Museum, the Malay Technology Museum offers the visitor an intriguing insight into the lifestyle of the people of Brunei in bygone days. Focusing on the traditional techniques of the building and other aspects of Malay life, it shows the ingenuity of earlier generations and their skillful use of locally available materials. The building was donated by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, in conjunction with the Brunei Darussalam’s Independence in 1984. The Museum was officially opened by His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam on 29th February 1988. Authentic, three dimensional displays of boatmaking, fishing, metalworks and goldsmithing transport visitors back to traditional times.

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BRUNEI MUSEUM

Dominating the city centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, this is one of the most magnificent mosques in Southeast Asia and a symbol of the strong Islamic faith of the people of Brunei Darussalam. Completed in 1958, it is named after the 28th Sultan, Omar Ali Saifuddien, who is still referred to as the architect of modern Brunei. The mosque’s design reflects the use of the world’s most elegant materials, including marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai, stained glass and chandeliers from England and carpets from Belgium and Saudi Arabia.

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VISITING HOURS sunday to monday : 8am - 12pm, 1.30 - 3pm and 4.30 - 5.30pm friday : 4.30 - 5.30pm thursday : Closed

The main building is a two-storey; 77 metres tall and 26 metres wide. Its most prominent feature is a golden mosaic dome, which has a surface area of 520 sq. metres covered with 3.3 million pieces of Venetian glass mosaic. Next to it, is and imposing 50-meter high golden minaret. A beautiful manmade lagoon completes the eye-catching spectacle. Located in a lagoon beside the mosque is a replica of a 16th century mahligai barge, which was used to stage colourful religious ceremonies such as Quran reading competitions during the 1960s and early 70s. Visitors to the mosque are advised to remove their shoes before entering and should be dressed conservatively.

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TAMAN PERANGINAN TASEK LAMA

This is one of the oldest recreational parks within the city. As well as a natural waterfall and lake, the park features a beautiful garden of trees and flowers. For those who want to get away from the noisy traffic of the city, this park is an ideal place to spend some quite moments. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there from the Lapau- Royal Ceremonial Hall. Brunei Shell, as part of their community work, has also installed an 8m high wall for those interested in climbing.

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TAMAN REKREASI HUTAN SIMPAN BERAKAS

This is one of the oldest recreational parks within the city. As well as a natural waterfall and lake, the park features a beautiful garden of trees and flowers. For those who want to get away from the noisy traffic of the city, this park is an ideal place to spend some quite moments. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there from the Lapau- Royal Ceremonial Hall. Brunei Shell, as part of their community work, has also installed an 8m high wall for those interested in climbing.

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AGRO-TECHNOLOGY PARK

The park is set to be the “it” place to visit in Brunei now, thanks to its stunning scenery that looks like it’s been lifted right out of storybooks. You can choose to take in the scenery by taking a buggy or a bus, which are provided by the park, but the best way is to walk.

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VISITING HOURS monday - sunday : 9am - 6 pm friday : closed from noon - 2pm

Walking through the park’s main entrance, you will be greeted with a huge welcome sign on pillars, embellished with colourful flowers. Heading towards the left from the entrance, you will walk through a wooden hut that is connected to a bridge, which gives you a perspective of the entire park in all its glory, with its manicured lawns and exquisitely sculpted plants. If you choose to take a right from the entrance, you’ll walk along a path peppered with outdoor tiles, and get a closer look at the varied greens planted on the sides. Upon walking further, you will reach an enclosure for animals, such as deer, ostriches and birds. The park also has a nonseason-sensitive greenhouse that features cacti, conifers and palm gardens, as well as a few species of orchids, vegetables, and some plants that cannot be grown in Brunei’s weather, but can thrive inside the greenhouse. Until tomorrow, visitors to the park will be treated to a showcase of orchids, vegetables and other rare plantations at the non-season-sensitive greenhouse. The Agro-Technology Park is a sight for sore eyes, and is the perfect place for friends and families to meet and engage in outdoor activities such as running or cycling, or simply to take in the beautiful atmosphere and fresh air.

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THE EMPIRE HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

The park is set to be the “it” place to visit in Brunei now, thanks to its stunning scenery that looks like it’s been lifted right out of storybooks. You can choose to take in the scenery by taking a buggy or a bus, which are provided by the park, but the best way is to walk.

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VISITING HOURS monday - sunday : 9am - 6 pm friday : closed from noon - 2pm

Walking through the park’s main entrance, you will be greeted with a huge welcome sign on pillars, embellished with colourful flowers. Heading towards the left from the entrance, you will walk through a wooden hut that is connected to a bridge, which gives you a perspective of the entire park in all its glory, with its manicured lawns and exquisitely sculpted plants. If you choose to take a right from the entrance, you’ll walk along a path peppered with outdoor tiles, and get a closer look at the varied greens planted on the sides. Upon walking further, you will reach an enclosure for animals, such as deer, ostriches and birds. The park also has a nonseason-sensitive greenhouse that features cacti, conifers and palm gardens, as well as a few species of orchids, vegetables, and some plants that cannot be grown in Brunei’s weather, but can thrive inside the greenhouse. Until tomorrow, visitors to the park will be treated to a showcase of orchids, vegetables and other rare plantations at the non-season-sensitive greenhouse. The Agro-Technology Park is a sight for sore eyes, and is the perfect place for friends and families to meet and engage in outdoor activities such as running or cycling, or simply to take in the beautiful atmosphere and fresh air.

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TAMU KIANGGEH

The Tamu or open market, is situated on the banks of the Kianggeh river in central Bandar Seri Begawan. Here one can find a wide variety of items including local dishes, fruits and vegetables, flowers and handicrafts. The tamu is open every day from morning to late evening.

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YAYASAN SHOPPING COMPLEX

Adjacent to the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, this is an imposing addition to the skyline and waterfront of Bandar Seri Begawan. It is a commercial and shopping complex, designed to generate revenue for a foundation dedicated to the welfare of the people. It is a personal initiative of His majesty, and is a testament to his abiding concern for the well-being of the people of Brunei. The complex is designed with an amalgamation of both traditional Malay and modern architecture. Its main features excellent views if the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque at one end and Kampong Ayer at the other. The shopping complex, opened in July 1996, and contaians the bigger selection of shopping facilities in Brunei. Various branded goods are sold here. With the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan has received a completely new image, thus ,making it a major tourist attraction.

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BELALONG RECREATIONAL PARK

It was opened on the 22nd July 1993 when His Majesty visited the district in celebration of his 47th birthday. The park has a natural pond which is used for remote controlled boat racing. Scenic beauty is provided by the natural landscape, a waterfall, shelters and flowers

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LOCATION Bangar (near Temburong Civic Centre, 1 km form town)

FACILITIES 6 huts

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ULU TEMBURONG NATIONAL PARK

Due to its location, terrain and conservation purpose, human impact here has been limited. The area is rich in biodiversity. Nature trails have been constructed including 7km of wooden walkways which improve access to steep and swampy terrain, protect ground vegetation and prevent erosion. There is also a forest canopy walkway, giving scientist and visitors an opportunity to examine the upper layers of the forest, so rich in life. There are also treehouse about 20 meters high connected by hanging bridge. They can be used for nature observation. Panoramic views are often difficult to obtain in tropical rainforest but a number of observation points of river and mountain scenery have been identified. At the Park Headquarter located at the confluence of the Temburong River and Belalong, Accommodation for visitors is located nearby; there are about seven guest houses and three camp sites complete with facilities within the park. People can access to the park is by Temuai (Long boat).

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LAND AREA 50, 000 hectares

LOCATION Batu Apoi Forest Reserve

FACILITIES Information centre, staff quarters and surau

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CREDITS MUHAMMAD ZULFADHLI BIN ABU BAKAR Course

Contribution

Skill Certificate 3 in industrial machinery Collecting pictures of attraction places in Kuala Belait maintenance

MOHAMMAD RUSDIZWAN BIN HJ RUSLAN

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Course

Contribution

Diploma in Information Technology

Collecting pictures of attraction places in Bandar Seri Begawan

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