Friday, September 12, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Drive to the south eastern part of Brunei’s beautiful interior and stop by Tutong town.
Visit the “Luagan lalak” a serene peaceful natural alluvial fresh water swamp
(which looks like a lake). At Labi, you can see vast rice field, green orange farm,
papaya farm and many other local fruit trees.
Upon arrival at Labi, we will visit a tribal longhouse called “Rumah Panjang”.
It belongs to a tribe called “Iban” which was once known as the fierce
head hunter of Borneo. At the longhouse, learn about their lifestyle and
handicraft that they made.
25 kilometres from Sungai Liang Forest Recreation Park is
Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park. Location at Labi Belait District.
It covers an area of about 270 hectares, within the Labi Hills Forest Reserve.
|How to get here||Drive all the way to Sungai Liang and then take|
the left turn towards Labi
and you are on the Labi Road.
The park is 25km up Labi Road.
freshwater swamp or ‘empran’. In drier months, the water level usually
recedes drastically, and the valley is covered by a field of sedges,
mainly Lepironia species. This occurrence is very rare in the country,
or for that matter, in the whole island of Borneo.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
|His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haji Al Muhtadee Billah of Brunei Darussalam at Pulau Selirong|
|Entering this Pulau Selirong Forest Recreation Park is an experience itself. The meandering water channel in the Pulau Selirong Forest Recreation Park is lined with bakau trees – reputed to be the largest in the region – propped up by a labyrinth of stilt roots: or laced by patches of undisturbed nipah palms. The island also harbours a wide variety of interesting wildlife that includes unique mammals, colourful resident and migratory birds, rare reptiles and fishes and crustaceans.|
Pulau Selirong Recreational Park
Pulau (Island) Selirong situated in the vicinity of Brunei Bay has an area of more than 2,200 hectares. The island is also covered with a rich variety of plants in all sorts of sizes including mangrove trees whose trunks are reputedly bigger than any found in neighbouring countries. The mangrove's wood is a valuable material in the building industry where it is used for piling especially in muddy soil. It is also burnt to make charcoal.
The fauna in the island is even more exotic. It has among others the flying lemur. And if one is in luck, it is usual to see them soaring from tree to tree.
The facilities in the island include among others two-kilometres of boardwalks, four berths, several platforms for briefing visitors, huts and observation towers.
The journey to the island may take slightly more than an hour. However, due to the shallow nature of the water leading to the island, the rest of the short distance of travel will have to be made by smaller boats. Trips to the Island are best booked through one of the tour operators
There are jetties in different parts of the island which provide mooring facilities for boats carrying passengers to the island.
45 minutes away from Muara by boat, Pulau Selirong is fondly known for its immaculate
mangrove forest. The facilities on the island include a two-kilometre boardwalk, four berths
and several platforms for briefing visitors, in addition to a number of huts and observation
Pulau Selirong is on the other side of Brunei ie Temburong, accessible only by boat... takes about 1 hr from BSB .... best to go with a tour operator as place is really isolated and need a guide.... primarily mangroves and palms, and proboscis monkeys plus other wildlife... need minimum 4 hrs, plus insects repellents.
Alternative is Damuan River tour, adjacent to palace and along Brunei river......
near Temburong, Brunei.
Selirong Island is Brunei's largest island covering 2566 hectares in total land size. To be known as the best tropical mangrove forest in south east asia i.e. the mangrove amongst the oldest in the world with tree trunks reputedly bigger than neighbouring countries
- home of amazing flora & fauna species
- 95% mangrove forests are tidal swamps
- bakau minyak (rhizophora apiculata)
- bakau kurap (rhizophora mucronata)
- linggadai (bruguiera gymnorrhiza)
- lobsters mounds usually covered by piai fern (acrostichum aureum) abound in areas occupied by the xylocarpus granatum (nyireh mangrove)
- numerous semi-permanent lakes
- one of the last mangrove areas with all major habitats & forest types nature on earth
- bebarahan, belais, ketam, kerapu, ketambak, kitang, kurau, languran, pari, selungsong, sembilang, tabana, umpak & ungah