Bask in the Beauty of Brunei's Ulu Temburong Park

Monday, November 03, 2014

While everyone was busy dressing up for the Halloween, we were on a long boat along Temburong River - breathing and basking in pure beauty. In the midst of the (nearly) untouched rain forest of Brunei, I likened myself to a Warrior Princess, to Pocahontas and to a National Geographic photographer (all at once). Haha!

Nothing there was rearranged. Not a clue of concrete. All was clean, calm and cool. It was my first time to set foot in a place like the Ulu Temburong National Park. Back at home, we could hardly find protected national parks and areas to visit. The cabins and cottages on the riverside looked like those I saw in children's storybooks. Uniformly sized rocks kept the waters still. Sun light gleamed in its stillness with bare reflection of the tender trees that hovered over us. There were tree houses, hanging bridges and exotic birds that surprised us while we were on the long boat. We also hiked, and while there was a wooden trail made for convenience, I struggled climbing more than 800 steps to the Canopy because I was wearing a thin-strapped leather sandals made for walking on a typical city tour. Haha! But as we reached the top, every step was just worth it. 

If you find yourself in Brunei, ever miss this out on your list. Now, here's a photo journal from the adventure: 

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