territory of the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam is small, the area within its
boundaries set aside for nature preserves and recreational parks is
relatively vast. Winding through most if not all of these landmarks are
hiking and walking trails. Each trail offers a unique experience inspired by
the extraordinary landscapes of insular Southeast Asia and, in particular, of
BruneiTrails.com is also a
virtual platform promoting appreciation for outdoor recreation, natural and
cultural heritage, healthy life styles, (inter)national trail ethos and the
peripatetic sense of place. We aspire to become a forum where information and
ideas can be exchanged among trail enthusiasts, researchers and scholars, and
potential public and private stakeholders eager to develop a trail culture in
Brunei, a country steeped in a tradition of public service whose ambitious
public administrators, managers and staff continue to shape, preserve and
promote the country’s enchanting landscapes and places. We believe this
exchange can lead to collaborative projects that would support
Develop long-distance circuit trails, with primitive campsites, up and over
Design a great mosque circuit trail connecting Omar Ali Saifuddien
Mosque—Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque—Masjid Kampong Tamoi; and a great tree trail in the
• Manufacture and place certified trail markers, interpretative plaques and signage.
• Produce maps, trail guides, Brunei-Trails souvenirs.
• Propose workshops for community planning and development of trails.
• Introduce a caretaker programme e.g., ‘adopt a trail’ initiative.
• Train undergraduate and graduate students at Universiti Brunei Darussalam in the art and science of trail research and development.
• Establish walking/hiking clubs for children and young adults.
and maintenance of BruneiTrails.com
is made possible by generous financial support and gentle encouragement from
the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Advertising revenue will go to subsidizing
the upkeep of this website, and to research on and development of trails in
Special thanks to students and staff in the , and to: Dyg Noor Aziemah bte Awg Ahmad for designing the perfect logo; to Izzati Aqilah Hj Abd. Kadir, Nur Nazurah Syahirah Hj Morni and Mazlinawati Hj Matzin for furnishing the unforgettable music; Paige Ling Ling Peck Ching, DK Hj Nur Faizah PG Hj Damit and Siti Nuraqilah Alimas for describing trails and shaping a fine chop; and, to NYNeish Books, Arts and Crafts for their generous support.
Dr. Ken Whalen
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong, BE 1410
Ph: +673 246 3001 Ext. 1768