Brunei

Things to do

Things to do

There are many eco-tours that normally go to the district of Temburong by boat and then to a native "communal house". Then it is followed by a motor boat (by the natives) upstream to the Belalong National Park, a reserve in the Borneo jungle. There is a canopy walk and a research center at the park headquarters.

Jerudong Park was once a decent theme park with a multitude of attractions. Unfortunately, a downward cycle of negligence, declining admission and unaffordable maintenance costs led to the closure and sale of most of the major attractions, including the three roller coasters. This has given the park a sad air of "the city of the circus left last week" about it. Most people who visit only go at night to avoid heat during the day. Outside the park, but very close, there is a small restaurant complex that is open at night, although only a few stalls are still in operation. Local newspapers reported plans to renovate the park with a new selection of attractions.

Scuba diving

Brunei offers great diving. In addition to corals and fish, Brunei hosts several wrecks and many species of nudibranchs, one of the best places in Southeast Asia for macro photography. The water temperature is generally around 30 ° C and visibility is generally around 10-30 meters, although this may be changeable during the monsoon season. As the diving here is not overdeveloped, it means that the sites, and especially the coral reefs, are intact and in pristine conditions.

Popular dive sites include Blue Water Wreck, an 80m trawler that gets its nickname from the blue water around it and is completely intact. Cement Wreck, a 2,687-ton Japanese freighter that reached a sandbar in 1980 while transporting cement. She has a length of 92 m and a sleeve of 15 m. Easy to penetrate, the freighter is in vertical position in the lower part at 30 m. Australian Wreck, in 1949, while traveling to Manila, attacked a mine in front of Brunei and sank. The shipwreck is located in 33 m of water and is approximately 85 m. Experienced divers will enjoy exploring the interior of the shipwreck. Rig Reef, an oil platform out of service. There are 9 structures to explore, each of which seems to be home to a dominant group of fish.

The cost of diving is reasonable, with an average of $ 35-45 per dive, depending on the number of dives you do and if you bring your own equipment.

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