Of Magical Beaches and Overflowing Rivers.
As the 3rd largest district in the country and a mere half hour drive from the capital, Tutong is in a word – mystical. Oh but you won’t see it straight away, you’re going to have to go on an adventure to see exactly why Tutong is a place of beautiful hidden wonder. Blessed with the most breathtaking views from atop of the hills and deep blue lakes hidden away from the busy roads, we suggest you take your time in Tutong. Slow down to see the beauty that lies beyond the 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 color 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.