With its diverse range of sights and activities, high level of safety and respectful, hospitable people, a visit to Brunei is one that the entire family can enjoy. Adults will find it easy to keep busy amidst Brunei’s wealth of cultural and heritage attractions, as well as activities such as golf and spa, but surprisingly, kids too will find Brunei to be an exciting and fun holiday destination they’ll remember for years to come.
Kids and grownups alike will delight in the thrills and non-stop fun of Jerudong Park & Playground, one of Brunei’s best-known attractions. Beautifully manicured gardens envelop this state-of-the-art amusement park, satisfying thrill seekers and fun lovers of all ages. No cost has been spared to bring the excitement of the high-tech amusement industry to Brunei in this 57-hectare wonderland that is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike — including members of the Royal Family! Its outdoor amphitheatre has even accommodated “royalty” of another kind – King of Pop Michael Jackson played here in 1996!
Tour the park in style in miniature buggies that resemble some of the luxury cars owned by His Majesty the Sultan, enjoy the views from the Sky Tower as it gently rotates and rises 78 metres to reveal a magnificent 360 degree panorama of the capital, or take a virtual reality ride in one of the custom built simulators specially designed for Jerudong Park! Or, for a rush of adrenalin, step on board the “Pusing Lagi,” a custom-built suspended roller coaster that travels at a maximum speed of 80kph along 810 metres of track, delivering five inversions around tight corkscrew curls at the rate of 5-Gs! Other rides that will take your breath away include the 48- metre 4-G Giant Drop, the exhilarating (and wet!) rush of the reverse-drop Log Flume, and the Top Spin, featuring a two-tiered platform that flips in two different directions suspending the rider upside down, among over 30 other heart-stopping rides.
For the more faint of heart, the park also features a roller skating rink, go-kart track, video arcade, and a shooting gallery, as well as other areas specially designed for younger children, including a custom-built baby Dodgems and a spectacular replica of a French carousel that is itself a revolving work of art!
Indeed, at Jerudong, the only thing you’ll find missing are the crowds and long lines! The park’s large size and the country’s low population make this perhaps the only place in the world where you can experience a park of this standard without jostling for space or waiting for long queues — in fact, you may even have some of the rides all to yourself!
Outside the capital, in the oil-producing heartland of Seria, the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) symbolises the long-term commitment of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) towards sustainable development of Brunei Darussalam and its people. The OGDC has emerged as another popular family-oriented landmark in Brunei that serves both educational and recreational purposes.
OGDC introduces visitors to the fascinating world of science and engineering as it applies to the petroleum industry in order to promote environmental awareness and highlight the necessity of nature conservation. It is a fun place where visitors of all ages can expand their knowledge while exploring the seven galleries that showcase over 100 interactive exhibits covering the multi-faceted science behind the oil and gas industry in Brunei.
As a science-based interactive centre, OGDC caters to the diverse interests of both young and old (and all ages in between), creating a fun and educational environment for a family outing.
These attractions, along with all of Brunei’s many natural sights, including rainforest parks, beaches, islands and mangroves can be enjoyed by the entire family and ensure that you’ll never find a dull moment in your holiday to Brunei!