There’s always something to do in Brunei, especially on the weekends. Here are some of our personal favourites.

#1. Simple Life In Tutong


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Tourists, mostly backpackers, from more than 25 countries have had the pleasure of experiencing the “simple life” at Eco Ponies Garden, a family-run community farm stay that’s about an hour’s drive (approximately 45 kilometres) from the Brunei capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.

According to Eyon Ukoi, the co-founder of Eco Ponies Garden, the initial target of this project was to promote agriculture. However, visitors seem more interested in the food served here.

“Most people come here to sample our traditional home-cooked meals that are prepared from the freshest of ingredients,” she said, adding that most of them are locally foraged from the jungle surroundings.

Be sure to book a timeslot before making the trip here. For more information, call +6737377504.

“It’s a good place to disconnect yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,” said Azaraimy. “However, I’d highly recommend bringing along mosquito repellent!”

#2. Water Village Retreat

Kunyit 7 Lodge is located in the heart of the water village, Kampong Ayer.

To get there, all you have to do is hail a water taxi from on the waterfront of Bandar Seri Begawan and head directly across the river to Jetty No. 2 (about a minute’s boat ride away). The lodge will be the first thing you see after you disembark.

Fun fact: Did you know that there are approximately 32 kilometres of boardwalks zigzagging Kampong Ayer? It’s approximately 20 steps from Jetty No. 2 to the lodge!

It’s being managed by Dk Kemariah (better known as “Kem”), the owner of Kunyit 7 Lodge, a charming homestay in Kampong Ayer. She’s a renowned tour guide and one of Brunei’s top AirBnB hosts.

Before dropping by the lodge be sure to make a booking by contacting Kem at +6738713714 (preferably via WhatsApp).

#3. Watersport Fun With Poni 

How about cooling off with some fun watersport activities? Whether it’s banana boat rides, para-sailing or kayaking. Poni has it all. They also offer a wide range of maritime activities – from snorkelling and wreck diving. To make a booking, contact 2771779 or 7199322.

#4. ATV Adventure

Get your rush of adrenaline by renting out All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) for the weekend!

One of the places that you’ll be able to do this is ATV Eco Adventure in Kampong Sungai Kelugos. To make a booking, call +6738991845.

Pro tip: Bring a spare change of clothing (and shoes) as you may get dirty!

#5. Empire Getaway

Leave your worries behind and check into The Empire, an opulent five-star resort comprises stunning private beaches, lagoons, five pools, a championship golf course, six restaurants and a cinema, offering a host of guest experiences.

Click here to learn more about The Empire’s rooms and suites, which are located across six buildings. There are also 16 villas.

#6. Fun Day Out At Jerudong


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Open from Thursday to Sundays, Jerudong Park Playground and Jerudong Park Waterpark are two must-visit attractions. Take a break and enjoy an amazing day with thrilling rides and splashing activities right here in Brunei!


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#7. Explore Brunei’s Picnic Spots

Click on the photo to check out our past article – “Top Beaches For A Picnic In Brunei”

Picnics are a great way to bring the whole family together for a fun-filled outing. Here in Brunei, we are not only blessed with lush green forests but also long stretches of golden sandy beaches. There are certainly a number of beaches that are ideal for picnics.

#8. Road Trip With Neue Routes

We here at What’s Neue love exploring the sights and sounds of Brunei, especially its many hidden gems!

No matter where you may be headed to, any road trip is bound to be fun as long as it’s with the right music and company.

Be sure to check out our past Neue Routes articles before planning your next road trip to Kuala Belait, Seria, Tutong, Bandar Seri Begawan or Temburong.