Brunei has a tremendous potential in the eco-tourism industry due to its vast amount of pristine jungles around the country. Previously, we packed our bags to venture into one of the lesser known waterfalls in the Sultanate, the ‘Wasai Bedanu’ in the Tutong district. This time around, the Sutera team went on to visit another waterfall nearby, the ‘Wasai Batu Mapan’.

The name Batu Mapan came from the Puak Tutong ethnic group, who saw rock formations at the place that bore a strong resemblance to ‘Kayu Papan’ (wooden planks). The recreational park was officially opened in June 2011. One of the main attractions of the place is the lake surrounded by a beautiful waterfall. Visitors can have a refreshing swim near the waterfall or to even just relax at the huts provided.

There are amenities available at the park such as huts, public toilets, a guard post, and a mini performance stage available for the public to use. For better entry to the waterfall, walkways, stairs and bridges are also easily accessible to the visitors.

Why you should go here – Nature photographers will enjoy this place due to its natural landscape and soothing waterfall. Other than that, it is a great place to bring your family and friends along for a picnic or dip at the lake.

How to get there – The park is a five minute drive from Wasai Bedanu and about 45-minute drive from Tutong Town. Vistors have to drive past through Jalan Lamunin towards Kampung Pad Nunok. There will be a signboard indicating the direction to the junction of Wasai Batu Mapan Recreational Park incase you get lost. You can check the place on Google Maps

Batu Mapan Waterfall and Lake. Photo: Sutera/Amir Hazwan

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