Tuesday, 22 July 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, 20 July 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 trails, climbing and descending a winding forest trail of about 2.0 kilometres. The trails 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


Bukit Subok location
Bukit Subok location

Location of Bukit Subok, Jln Residency, near Bomba Sg Lampai.

Stairs, stairs, stairs – these make Bukit Subok’s 2 kilometre circuit hike an ideal cardiovascular workout. Take it slow when stairs are wet, and when enjoying the views of Bandar Seri Begawan, Kampong Ayer and the mountainous interior of Borneo.

Lovely day for hike and trails! It was a short hike but a challenging one especially climbing the hill - the hill was steeper than Bukit 1 of Bukit Shah Bandar.

http://srhjtarif.blogspot.com/2009/11/kunjungan-lawatan-ke-bukit-subok-tama.html





Saturday, 19 July 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, 18 July 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.

Bukit Patoi Temburong
Bukit Patoi Forest Recreation Park
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

Bukit Patoi Location
Bukit Patoi Location


 The most popular trail in Temburong is by far the Ashton Trail at the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre. The rainforest trail of Bukit Patoi may be the district’s best kept secret; and the speedboat experience – a world-class start and end to a hike.

Trail Map Bukit Patoi
Trail Map Bukit Patoi
Bukit Patoi one of Climbing Locations in Brunei Darussalam :



Bukit Patoi, Temburong - Crag exists via 45min hike along path which leads to summit of Bukit Patoi. 

- Promising top rope climbing available.
- 1 bolted sport route "Index Finger".

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Berakas Forest Recreation Park


 Berakas Forest Recreation Park

 Berakas Forest Recreation Park

 Berakas Forest Recreation Park

Berakas Forest Recreation Park consists mainly of Kerangas Forest that had endured forest fires several times, resulting in a number of unique and interesting species of trees, such as the Ru Runang (Casuarina sp), Sindok-sindok (Endospermumsp) and Selunsor (Tristania sp). Stands of trees such as Acacia mangium, Jagus, Klinkii Pine and Kapur bukit (Dryobalanops sp) can also be found.

An attractive feature of the  Berakas Forest Recreation Park is its location beside the sea.  
It is 18 kilometres from the capital and has an area of forest reserve inclusive of the park of about 348 hectares.   As with other recreational parks, essential facilities are also catered for visitors.   Berakas Forest Recreation Park is popular for its camping grounds and had been used by many.

 Berakas Forest Recreation Park is a popular destination for visitors as seen in the number of visitors frequenting it; More than 5, 000 visitors monthly.  It is projected that numbers will increase with the completion of other facilities and services such as access roads, electricity, water supply, children’s playground and camping sites.

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

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Brunei Holidays : One Billionth Barrel Monument

One Billionth Barrel Monument is One of Brunei oil Tourist attractions In Brunei, when youare visiting Brunei. Di sini terdapat banyak mesin automatik untuk menyedut minyak dari bawah tanah.. belakang rumah orang ker.. tepi jalan ker.. sebelah masjid.. ia ada di mana2 sahaja.. sesuatu pemandangan yang tidak pernah di lihat sebelum ini.. mungkin dengan kata lain seluruh kawasan Kuala Belait ni penuh dengan lautan minyak di bawah tanah..brunei oil reserves

Jika datang ke Miri.. Kuala Belait di Brunei memang menjadi salah satu tempat untuk di lawati para pengunjung.. selepas solat asar kami bertolak semula ke Miri.. pada waktu ini jika anda boleh elak maka elaklah dari menyeberangi Border di antara Kuala Belait dan Miri.. Kerana selepas waktu asar adalah waktu orang ramai pulang dari kerja.. memang slow kereta bergerak di border.. So please avoid :D 

source :
http://timetravelafif.blogspot.com/2014/01/brunei-part-1-jalan-jalan-di-kuala.html










Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Brunei Holidays : Explore Kuala Belait

Oil & Gas Discovery Centre
Brunei Oil & Gas Discovery Centre
Replica of Historical Mosque in Kuala Belait Brunei
Replica of Historical Mosque in Kuala Belait Brunei
Replika Balai Bomba di Kuala Belait
Replika Balai Bomba di Kuala Belait
Shell - first oil company in Brunei
Shell - first oil company in Brunei
Replica head Police office of Kuala Belait
Replica head Police office of Kuala Belait
Menara Jam Kuala Belait
Menara Jam Kuala Belait


Kuala Belait Monument Jam Peringatan

Selepas melepasi Border Brunei.. Brunei Holidays visiting Brunei, aku terpandang ada signboard.. "Berbanggalah Dengan Bahasa Melayu" dan juga "Selamat Datang Ke Brunei Darussalam" dalam ejaan Jawi dan Rumi.. Dan kami melepasi Tol Jambatan Rasau di Kuala Belait dengan bayaran BD 3.00.. perjalanan hanya memakan masa tak sampai 45 minit untuk sampai di Pekan Kuala Belait.. 

Kuala Belait mempunyai sejarah tersendiri.. Dan ianya adalah bandar kedua terbesar di Brunei.. Ada sebuah bangunan dua tingkat sebagai Mini Shopping Mall.. nama aku dah tak ingat hahaa.. dan Kuala Belait dan Seria dua kawasan yang bersebelahan.. ada beberapa monument di kawasan sekitar ini.. termasuk la "teapot" yang besar seperti yang pernah ada di kerajaan langit di Terengganu suata ketika dahulu :P .. 


Source :
http://timetravelafif.blogspot.com/2014/01/brunei-part-1-jalan-jalan-di-kuala.html

Monday, 14 July 2014

Brunei Holidays : From Miri Serawak to Kuala Belait Brunei

Brunei Holidays : Explore Kuala Belait and Seria in Brunei by bus from Miri Serawak Malaysia estimate 40 km. Before reach The Bandar Seri Begawan, lets stop by on Kuala Belait.
Brunei Map
Brunei Map
Jika anda ingin menggunakan pengangkutan awam.. Intra-City Public Bus menyediakan perkhidmatan sebanyak 5 kali sehari untuk ke Kuala Belait.. Anda hanya perlu ke Miri Bus Station di Jalan Padang.. menaiki bas hingga ke Sungai Tujuh Border Check Point untuk penukaran bas dan melepasi immigration untuk pengesahan passport..

Dan aku tak pasti kalau syarikat bas besar seperti Biaramas, Suria Bas Express dan Borneo Highway Express ada memberi perkhidmatan bas untuk ke Kuala Belait atau Seria dari Bandar Miri.. Yang pasti ke Bandar Seri Begawan memang banyak.. oh ya.. untuk lesen memandu Malaysia anda tidak perlu untuk menukar kepada lesen antarabangsa untuk memandu di Brunei  :D
Miri to Brunei and Brunei to Miri.
 
brunei to miri
Brunei to Miri 
Asean Bridge Kuala belait
Asean Bridge Kuala belait
Highway before Sungai Tujuh Immigration Check Point
Highway before Sungai Tujuh Immigration Check Point
resi Tol Jambatan Rasau
resi Tol Jambatan Rasau
Teapot Monument
Teapot Monument 
Kami memulakan perjalanan seawal pagi dan menukar duit di Boulevard Mall RM 2.50 - BD 1.00.. aku tukar RM 140.00 dapat dalam BD 55.00.. sekadar cukup untuk di guna di Bandar Seri Begawan nanti.. Perjalanan melepasi Jambatan Asean.. Dan melepasi Tol dengan bayaran yang mencekik darah RM 10.00.. sebelum sampai di Sungai Tujuh Immigration Check Point..

Mosque in Kuala Belait
Mosque in Kuala Belait
Alhamdulillah urusan passport yang amat mudah dengan pihak immigration Malaysia dan Brunei.. tiada banyak soalan.. dan yang seronok pegawai immigration Brunei sempat membuat jenaka pada aku kerana lupa untuk memulangkan pen beliau selepas mengisi form.. baik dan spotting.. sebab selama ni dengar orang kata pegawai dia sombong tapi tidak bagi aku..

source :
http://timetravelafif.blogspot.com/2014/01/brunei-part-1-jalan-jalan-di-kuala.html

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