Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

#GoTemburong: Glamping activities with Sumbiling Eco Village


I have to say I haven’t visited Temburong for some time already. I’ve tried flying fox, camping, canopy walk and rafting many many years ago so I was interested to see how much has changed in Temburong when Brunei Tourism Board invited me to a FAM trip to promote Temburong Tourism.




It was cool of our Tourism Board to make use of Social Influencers to promote Temburong along with traditional media. Here you have Marul, Gzul, Maurina and Nuurol – I’ll be posting a bit about their adventures here but for more details please visit their social media and blogs. We all took the boat from the Kianggeh Jetty ~ $6-7 depending on the schedule or boat and it’s a 45 minutes ride. Here’s more information about the packages available for this upcoming December 2016 with links to tour operating websites.


“The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) recently launched the "Temburong Holiday Destination packages" for 2016 end-of-year promotion! The packages on offer are 3 Days and 2 Nights stay in Temburong District, combining the best of Ulu Temburong National Park, Batang Duri and Bangar town.

Operated by six companies, the packages are of a dynamic combination between the tour operators, offering the full Temburong experience! They are: AZ Back 2 Nature, Borneo Trekker, (Sumbiling Eco Village), Freme Travel (Freme Rainforest Lodge), Trandie Marina,Sunshine Borneo Tours and Travel (Ulu-Ulu Resort Temburong).

“Temburong’s well preserved nature and ecosystem remain as its key selling point as a tourism destination combined with various local ethnicities and cultures; hospitable people; peacefulness; tranquil, clean and traffic free environment which makes Temburong, a well-suited family holiday destination,” MPRT Minister YB Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Hj Apong”

Taken from Brunei Tourism Website

Things to do in Temburong

There’s plenty of activities you can do in Temburong so here are just some of the activities you can try out in Temburong ~~ do checkout the Brunei Tourism website for tour package specials this coming December!


Marul certainly loving the view!



The Canopy walk is obviously one of the must do things in Temburong – getting close to mother nature and to enjoy a great birds eye view of Temburong ~~



Yeah!! Gzul on top of the world shot!



Trekking and enjoying the wasai ~~



Water Tubing along the river ~~



River Kayaking ~~ some of the fun activities you can do in Temburong ~~



Ziplining activities ~~~



Cosplaying as Ibans ~~~


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We tried out different tour packages with different tour operators in Temburong – to find out more about these packages, do drop by Brunei Tourism website here


Where we stayed on the first night ~~



Maurina and Gzul stayed in tents for some fun camping activities for the night ~~



While Marul livin it up on the first night at the verandah suite at Ulu Ulu Temburong ~~




Both Nurol and I had the opportunity to experience Glamping for the first time – glamourous camping – as you can contrast with the normal camping. This was at Sumbiling Eco Village. Thanks Nurol for the picture.



Leslie and Julia from Borneoguide

“One of our earliest ventures was a rainforest ecotourism development called Sumbiling Eco Village. It was founded as joint-venture between local Iban villagers of Sumbiling Lama in Brunei’s Temburong District.  We providing economic welfare as well as an avenue for them to cultivate a sense of pride and purpose in their tribal heritage which had a strong grounding in natural sustainability and vast knowledge of herbal and natural applications of various plants of the rainforest.  Today, the venture is our flagship operation, and has welcomed many satisfied visitors who have returned home with a greater understanding of natural environment and creatures, and of course memories of a lifetime!”

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View inside and outside the Glamp ~




While at Sumbiling Eco Village, we got the opportunity to cook food the indigenous way using bamboo over hot charcoals. dine with them, experience using the blowpipe, as well as traditional dance and music activities.



Enjoying the food ~~ Indigenous cuisine ~~~



Traditional Iban Dance ~~~



We also shared lunch with a student-teacher group ~~~



The kids have loads of fun fishing, playing with traditional musical instruments and even shooting darts using blowpipe!



They also have a treehouse with a view of the river ~~



Chill on the hammock on top of the treehouse ~~



Sunkissed in the morning shot ~~~ ahhh ~~~


If you are interested in Glamping, trekking, river activities with Sumbiling Eco Village – do check out for more information on their packages.


Bloggers featured in this post:

Marul: @marul69

Maurina:  @Maurina

Gzul: @GzulYusof

Nurol: @TrueLionesss


Websites to visit for #discoverbrunei #gotemburong

Temburong Packages:

Royal Brunei Airlines:

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