Brunei Places of Interest – Tutong
Those who enjoy nature will delight in a day trip to Tasek Merimbun, Brunei’s largest lake. The lake naturally forms an unusual S-shape.
There is a small island in the centre, which is accessible by way of a timber walkway. the island has pavillion facilities made from tree trunks for picnicking, and is a restful and quiet spot. There are chalet facilities available for researchers only. For those interested in botany or birdwatching, there is also a trail through the jungle.
Tasek Merimbun is about 1 hr 15 min drive from the city.
Seri Kenangan Beach
Pantai Seri Kenangan – literally the unforgettable beach (also known as Tutong Beach), is a popular recreation area at Kuala Tutong. The beauty of the beach is enhanced by a narrow spit of land that has the South China Sea on one side and the Tutong River on the other.
Further along the road passes through Kampong Kuala Tutong, amidst a forest of coconut palms, to reach the old jetty. This was the site of ferry crossings over the Tutong River before the present bridge was built in 1959. The beach is a 5 minute drive from town of Tutong, and a lovely spot for picnics, fishing and swimming.
Sungai Basong Recreational Park
This park lies just short of Tutong on the Muara – Tutong Highway. It is one of the most popular spots in the district for picnicking. the park includes a mini-lake, platforms, shelter huts and open activity areas.
From the town centre, Sungai Basong Recreational Park is just a 5 minute drive.
Tamu Tutong Kampung Serambagun
This big Tamu, or open market, offers a great variety of produce, especially local foods, fruits, vegetables and handicrafts. Most of the vendors of these items are from the inland forest areas, who come here to sell their produce and also to buy for their own needs.
The Tamu is open every day, and is located about 1 km from the centre of town.