Recreation & Leisure2021-09-10T14:00:48+08:00

If you want to slow things down and reinvigorate your mind, body and spirit in a bubble of nature or pump up your adrenaline with high-energy adventures, there is no shortage of either bliss or thrills here.

Bowling

Don’t let the hot Bruneian weather put a damper on your leisure plans. Team up with your  friends or family and strike it big at the cool bowling alley. Some of our bowling arenas host themed nights that will add some pizzazz to your game. Turn up in your snazziest outfits on ‘Cosmic Fridays’ at Golden Bowling or dress in your brightest for ‘Glow In The Dark’ Mondays and Wednesdays at the Grand Seria Bowling Centre when neon lights take over the night and illuminate the place.

Hiking

Feeling like you are in a rut and in need of an escape? Pack your gears and hit the great outdoors. There are plenty of good hiking spots in Brunei to sate your inner wanderlust. For avid hikers who are looking for a challenge, take the steep Sarang Helang (Eagle’s Nest) route in Tasek Lama Recreational Park. You can push yourself to the limit at the Wasai Wong Kadir trail while appreciating the verdant landscape. After the one-hour hike from Teraja Longhouse, you’ll end up at the striking Wasai Teraja (Teraja Waterfall) which makes the tough walk worthwhile. Don’t forget to stay hydrated!

Skateboarding

Get a glimpse of skateboard culture in Brunei by visiting the skate park located near the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Officially named Taman Budiman, it is however known as the Skatedium among local skaters. Graffiti art by local artists adorn the concrete ramps and wall. For rollerbladers, grab your wheels because there is plenty of space for you too! Here’s a tip: visit the park after 4pm when the sun is down and weather is a little cooler.

Ar-Rafi Archery

Perhaps something more casual and less extreme might be more down your alley. Drop by Ar-Rafi Archery in Jangsak Kilanas, and you will find an indoor academic centre for aspiring archers and a community of sharpshooters. Welcoming bowmen of all skill levels, expect to find a home where you can nurture your dream of hitting a bull’s eye into reality, alongside passionate members that will support you all the way.

Shoot over a message to them via Facebook or Instagram to learn more!

Paintball Arena @ Jerudong

Looking for some team-on-team action and high-intensity shootouts? You just might find your adrenaline rush and thirst for combat at Paintball Arena @ Jerudong (PAJ). Managed by Royal Brunei Technical Services, challenge both your mental and physical finesse, and your tactical and leadership skills by fighting alongside both new and veteran players, as you work together towards a glorious, paint-splattering victory.

Learn more about the battlefield and their facilities here, and get in touch with the brigade on Facebook and Instagram!

AVH ATV @ MPK Katimahar Agri Park

What could be more fun than an ATV cruise with your friends in a 250-acre park with some of nature’s most spectacular views? Partnering with AVH ATV – Brunei’s leading provider of ATVs – the agricultural park of the small village of Katimahar bordering Tutong not only boasts excellent off-road tracks, but also a wholesome community and a wide variety of flora and fauna indigenous to the village – making it currently one of the top go-to spots for ATV sensations and outdoor excursions.

Hop on for a ride by contacting them at +673 880 3079 and learn more about the thrilling experience on Facebook and Instagram!

Go Rock Climbing

Looking to defy gravity? The UP Climbing Centre provides courses for both beginners climbers and advanced cragsmen alike.You can simply just walk in and do a bit of leisure climbing, or if you’re looking for a place to get certified, they provide Level One and Two courses as well. With 300 sqm of climbing surfaces and a Bouldering Cave, you can ascend to new heights. UPCC also caters to corporate and private climbing sessions.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 3-10pm
Friday-Sunday 2-10pm

Address: Unit B25, One Menglait Industrial Park, Simpang 44, Jalan Menglait, Gadong, BSB BE3919 Brunei Darussalam
Contact: +673 2420359
Instagram: @up_climbingcentre

Scuba Diving

Brunei is becoming a popular scuba diving destination, due in part to its astonishing shipwreck dives. Divers from all over the world come by to enjoy Brunei’s warm climate and unpolluted waters, improving the visibility of coral reefs and diverse marine life. If you’ve never scuba dived before, or if you don’t know how to swim, there are a variety of diving courses that can help beginners gain their certification!

For more information check out Water Sports and Activities Around Brunei in our blogs!

Jetski

To those of you looking for an adrenaline-pumping thrill, have you ever considered jetskiing? There are many different packages that let you ski across the warm Bruneian waters, where you can enjoy the lovely scenery of tree-lined beaches as the sun kisses your skin. When beginning your jetskiing adventure, Make sure to stick to all safety measures, and don’t forget to wear sunblock!

For more information check out Water Sports and Activities Around Brunei in our blogs!

River Tubing

Float down the Temburong River’s stream. as its small waves steadily gush forth and push your river tube into a calm, yet thrilling jungle adventure. River tubing is a simple activity that’s suitable for all ages, as all you really need to do is hold tight and let your senses experience what the natural beauty of Brunei has to offer you.

For more information check out Water Sports and Activities Around Brunei in our blogs!

Fishing in Tutong

Pangkalan Waris is a delightful fishing site located in the Tutong District, Kampong Penapar. Known for its bountiful waters, avid fishers often come by to try and catch what many consider to be a local delicacy – ‘Udang Galah’, otherwise known as Giant River Prawns. The place is more than just a fishing site however, acting as hub for many local woodcrafters and fruit gardeners. It tends to be packed on the weekends, so its advised that you call them before visiting!

You can find them at @pangkalanwaris on Instagram for any contact information and updates!

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