Sunday, August 10, 2014

Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park


Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park

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 hereDrive 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.
This Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park features an alluvial 
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.


This Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park has been built with amenities 
for the easy use of visitors.  Shelters, footpaths and a wooden bridge of 
200 meters spans across the lake can be seen. Further development 
and additional facilities are being proposed by the Forestry Department 
under the Ninth National Development Plan.


Facilities
  • Huts
  • BBQ pits
  • Public toilets
  • Wooden walkway
http://www.forestry.gov.bn/prk_luangan_lalak.htm
http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/taman-rekreasi-hutan-luagan-lalak-panorama/
http://rezwati.blogspot.com/2014/08/luagan-lalak.html

Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park

Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park

Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park

Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pulau Selirong Forest Recreation Park

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haji Al Muhtadee Billah of Brunei Darussalam at pulau selirong
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haji Al Muhtadee Billah of Brunei Darussalam at Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong Forest Recreation Park is one of the amazing forest parks in Brunei Darussalam. It is situated in the outer southeast-ward reach of the Brunei Bay and covers a total area of 2,566 hectare of largely pristine mangrove forest. This Pulau Selirong Forest Recreation Park is accessible only by means of commercial motorised boats.

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

tower


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......

Pulau Selirong, an island forest reserve located in the Brunei Bay 
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

http://www.forestry.gov.bn/prk_selirong.htm


Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong merupakan pulau yang jauh di hujung Brunei. Perjalanan kami mengambil masa 20 minit dari Pulau Keingaran menuju ke Pulau Selirong. Pulau Selirong ini terkenal dengan pokok-pokok bakau dan juga habitat bagi binatang liar seperti bangkatan. Ikan sumpit-sumpit juga terdapat di kawasan ini. Akan tetapi Pulau Selirong terletak di bawah jagaan pihak atasan, dan kerana itulah juga pulau ini dilarang untuk sesiapa memasukinya dan hanya memerlukan kebenaran yang tertentu sahaja.

http://modasys.net/ubdfm/index.php/news/170-merentasi-kg-ayer.html
http://urbanpxls.blogspot.com/2008/11/razi-pulau-selirong.html
http://sinaranpurnama.blogspot.com/2009/01/selirong.html

Pulau Selirong

Pulau Selirong


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park

Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park, is located about 1 kilometre from Bandar Seri Begawan and has an area of about 15 hectares.

Visiting the Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park, means climbing and descending a winding forest trail of about 2.0 kilometres. The trek usually takes an hour or so going up, and another hour coming down. From the vantage point of the Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park, visitors can take an exhilarating view Kampong Ayer including the capital and the palace. A visit to the Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park, is highly recommended especially for photographer enthusiasts.

Shelters, forest trails, and hanging bridge as well as an observation hut are also available in this Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park..

http://www.forestry.gov.bn/prk_bukti_subok.htm

Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park

Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park

Bukit Subok Forest Recreation Park

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park

Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park

Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park

Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park
Located 15 kilometers from Bandar Seri Begawan, it covers an area of 234 hectares.

It has a number of beautiful spots worth visiting. Complementing the natural Kerangas Forest are stands of Caribbean Pine and Acacia Mangium trees planted almost twenty years ago.
 
Aside from the usual facilities provided, Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park boasts fish ponds, a multi-purpose open arena which can be used for top spinning competitions, remote control car racing and other recreational activities are several examples of interesting events carried during the National Day and His Majesty’s birthday celebration.  An interesting feature of the Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park is the observation tower at the summit of the hill, from which one can savour the panoramic view of the South China Sea and coastline to the north, Bandar Seri Begawan and suburbs to the Southwest, the Istana Nurul Izzah and Jerudong Park to the west, and wide tracts of green land (Kerangas Forests, Belukar Forests and farm lands) elsewhere.

Even before its official opening to the public, the Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park is a popular destination to visitors, especially during weekends and holidays. An increased volume of patrons to the Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park is expected to increase with the completion of other facilities and services such as access roads, electricity, water supply and a playground.

Bukit Shahbandar Recreation Park is proud to be the venue for the first Brunei Marathon held in 2005 boasting local and international participants.

http://www.forestry.gov.bn/prk_bukit_shahbandar.htm


Friday, July 18, 2014

Bukit Patoi Forest Recreation Park

To get to the Bukit Patoi Forest Recreation Park, you need to take a 45 minutes ride on the speedboat from Bandar Seri Begawan to Bangar, Temburong.  It is accessible by land, water and or air. 15 kilometres from Bangar towards Labu, it is within the Peradayan Forest Reserve, covering an area of 1070 hectares.

The Peradayan Forest Reserve includes the twin hills of Bukit Peradayan and Bukit Patoi with an altitude of 410 and 310 meters above sea level. 

A visit to the Bukit Patoi Forest Recreation Park typically includes climbing, and descending, through a 1.6 kilometre forest trail that winds up and down the mountainside up to the peak. The trek usually takes an hour or so going up, and another hour coming down.

Bukit Patoi Forest Recreation Park has a unique geologic constitution, and visitors can observe unusual caves and sandstone formations. At times, one may also have a chance encounter with local wildlife such as Kijang. Finally, at the rocky summit of Bukit Patoi, there is an open and flat patch which doubles as a helipad and a lookover point.

From this vantage point, amid a pleasant breeze, visitors can take an exhilarating view of green and blue panorama extending to the horizon, including mountain range, the including the scenery in the neighbouring Lawas, Sarawak coastlines and the South China sea, villages, and agricultural lands. A visit to the Bukit Patoi Forest Recreation Park is highly recommended.


http://www.forestry.gov.bn/prk_patoi.htm

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