Recently a group of us were contacted by Toursim Brunei to try out the many new #GoTemburong packages which was recently launched to promote Temburong to Bruneians as an alternative to traveling overseas for their holiday. You can see more of the packages here, the one I am assigned to is the 'Glamping Experience' below

The day started early, I had to be at the 'boat station' by 9am. Going by boat - notoriously known as the Flying Coffin -  to Temburong is an experience itself. Don't worry, despite the nickname it is perfectly safe as the boat drivers are really experienced and knows the waterways well. 

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I was grouped with Dj Anthony from KRISTAL fm. Together with us were also some visitors from Europe.

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

It was a beautiful hot day

It was a beautiful hot day

Approaching Bangar.

Approaching Bangar.

Touchdown Bangar. #GoTemburong #DiscoverBrunei #giwbrunei #brunei #temburong #giwtravels

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From the boat, we need to hop on the bus for a half an hour ride to the river bank where our next boat will take us up to Ulu Ulu Resort. The program has been switched so I'm told we'll only be at Sumbiling Eco Resorts the next day. 

But before making our way, our guide Richard (from Sunshine Borneo Tours) took us on short stop to the Temburong market where we were shown some of the local delicacies and products that can be found there. This is also the place where you'll find the Udang Galah Burger.

Liyana went a week before us and had a chance to get some "work experience" in making the burger. Here is she is pretending to be busy attending to the orders.

Anyway, after the market we took a short trip by bus to a location where our boats (called Temuai) are ready to take us to Ulu Ulu Resort.

After a 20 mins exhilarating ride up river, we finally reached our destination, Ulu Ulu Resort.  

Ulu Ulu National Park Resort was established in November 2008 with the privatization of the facilities in Ulu Temburong National Park under the authority of the Forestry Department. This is a historical milestone in Brunei tourism as this is the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between a private sector and the Government of Brunei. “Ulu” in Brunei Malay language means remote or far away. Ulu Ulu Resort is the only remote destination in the whole country and is equipped with a good range of facilities.  Source: Ulu Ulu National Park Resort website

Ulu Ulu National Park Resort was established in November 2008 with the privatization of the facilities in Ulu Temburong National Park under the authority of the Forestry Department. This is a historical milestone in Brunei tourism as this is the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between a private sector and the Government of Brunei.

“Ulu” in Brunei Malay language means remote or far away. Ulu Ulu Resort is the only remote destination in the whole country and is equipped with a good range of facilities. 

Source: Ulu Ulu National Park Resort website

Upon arrival, we were guided to our room and were given time to rest before lunch. The vibe is around Ulu Ulu is pure chill, if you need to step back from the hustle and bustle, there's no better place to go. Simply all around therapeutic.

Isn't that blissful? Just the pure sight and sound of nature. After lunch, we rested for a bit before we went for our water-fun activity. First up is canoeing.

The part of the river where we were canoeing was really shallow, so we decided to get off our canoe and walked around instead and had a stone skimming contest. Next up, tubing!

Tubing was totally fun but exhausting. We were given time to freshen up and rest while waiting for dinner. 

Dinner was pretty awesome!

Dinner was pretty awesome!

For enquiries, simply contact them via email or better yetjust call direct.

For enquiries, simply contact them via email or better yetjust call direct.

The final part of the itinerary was supposed to be jungle night trekking but due to the rain it was cancelled as there also won't be much to see as the animals and insects will go into hiding. We were told to rest as we need to be awake by 5 am for the canopy walk.  So we called it a night and hoped that we are fully recharged for the tomorrow's activity. Below as my Vlog (my first ever!) about it.

My first ever Vlog! Read my blog entry about this adventure here http://www.geekinwhite.com/travels/2016/11/25/gotemburong-day-1 Video shot with the LG G5.

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