Of Hidden Lakes and Lush Flora
Home to some of the most beloved early-bird treats such as rojak and pulut panggang, and blessed with the most breathtaking views atop hills and amid deep blue lakes hidden away from busy roads, we suggest you take your time with Tutong. Slow down and see a unique kind of beauty that lies beyond the beaten path.
Top Places to Visit
Seri Kenangan Beach
Soak your feet in warm ocean water as the cool sea breeze blows through your hair at Seri Kenangan Beach which literally translates to the ‘Unforgettable Beach’. A popular hangout spot, the beach is a mere 5-minute car ride from Tutong Town. With the South China Sea to one side and the serene Tutong river on the other, the powdery white sand beach is a treasure to behold.
Quaint. Serene. And – did we mention quaint? Tutong Town may not have as many attractions as the other districts but it is a definite obligatory stopover for those on a road trip. Sit at vintage coffee shops that have seen decades pass by and enjoy the view of the majestic Tutong River and mangrove forest on the other side of it while you chow down on delicious fried Kuey Teow and Pulut Panggang (grilled glutinous rice package) . It’s the perfect pitstop on your way!
Nestled in rural shrubs of Tutong and famous for its dark colour and rich wildlife, Tasek Merimbun is certainly a sight to see. Open to the public, this natural oasis boasts views of a watery landscape riddled with adorable lily pads that float atop it. It’s scenic view is definitely one for the books! Please refer here for the lake’s opening times.
The Thursday Market
The Tutong Thursday market is a treasure trove of bargain worthy handicrafts and local cuisine. A neighbourhood market, it opens from 6am to 12pm on Thursdays and houses all kinds of products from different local vendors. From colourful hand-woven baskets to crispy cucur pisang (banana fritters), spend your morning eating and browsing your way through the market.
Go for a morning swim and soak in the cool water as you take in this stunning waterfall! Hidden in the midst of the dense rainforest in Tutong, Wasai Bedanu (which means Bedanu Waterfall), is located about an hour away from the capital, and stands testament as one of the Sultanate’s natural gems. Wasai Bedanu is found in the Bedanu Recreational Park, near Kampong Mungkom and it’s recommended to use a four-wheel drive vehicle due to the road’s rough terrain.
OTHER DISTRICTS IN BRUNEI
Visitors to Belait District are greeted with the giant teacup, and the sight of iconic nodding donkeys, which pumps out the source of Brunei’s prosperous oil and gas economy.