Of Winding Rivers and Pristine Rainforests
Leave the city behind and take a short boat ride down the Brunei river, through the mangrove waterways to experience the natural haven that is Temburong – the green jewel of Brunei. With breathtaking views, flora and fauna, leave your worries behind as you connect with nature. But if you’re not completely ready to dip your toes in the river of utter tranquility, fret not! With eco lodges that come equipped with standard facilities, experience nature in whatever way is most comfortable for you.
Top Places to Visit
Ulu Temburong National Park
Ulu Temburong National Park is home to centuries-old evergreen that has seen the passing of time through the ages. In fact, 80% of Brunei is pure rainforest and home to numerous kinds of wildlife such as the elusive hornbill and over 400 kinds of butterflies. If you’re looking for views for days, the 60m high canopy walk is right up your alley. For more information on the park, click here!
Sumbiling Eco Village
Lounge lazily in a hammock as the sounds of a thriving rainforest fill the still air. A jungle camp with basic amenities at a riverside location, the Sumbiling Eco Village entails delicious Iban cuisine, exciting outdoor activities like inner tubing and night/dawn walks that allows you to connect with nature. Thinking of spending the night in the jungle? Click here to check out tour packages, accommodation sites and more!
Bukit Patoi Recreational Park
Located within the protected Peradayan Forest Reserve, the park are carved with well-marked trails that lead you to peaks that hold breathtaking views of the land below. Make sure you bring lots of water!
Freme Lodge & Adventure Park
Situated on the banks of the great Temburong River, experience the wonders of the rainforest in full magnitude. Dare to cross a suspension bridge to soak in the beauty that surrounds you. Or bring out the adventurous side of you and climb the observation tower that brings you high above the canopy for one of the best views. Interested in taking a trip there? Click here for more information on the park!
A gem within the green jewel of Brunei, Tamu Bangar (Temburong’s main market) is a local haven for affordable local dishes and produce. Strike up conversation with the friendly stall owners as you walk through the colorful array of fruits, vegetables and best-selling foods like appetizing salted duck eggs and the famous Wajid Jawa Temburong, which is sweet glutinous rice wrapped up in a leaf. Besides must-try delicacies, one can also find beautifully hand-woven rattan baskets by locals who have spent years perfected their method. Now that’s a souvenir that’s worth hanging on to!
Unaffected by the fast-paced routine of city life, Bangar Town is a pleasant pause on the ever-moving tale of our life. A thrilling 45-minute speedboat journey away, Bangar is hidden between thick mangrove forest and its lush greenery of nipa palms. The main draw of this serene town is the Ulu Temburong National Park, where you can explore some of the world’s old skyscrapers in the form of centuries-old botanical towers.