July 23, 2003
To get there, you will meet all travellers at a place called Gadong (main district) by the water village called Kampung Ayer early in the morning. From there, you will take a 45-minute boat ride through the mangroves to go to the Temburong district. From the jetty, there is a 20 to 30 minute drive to a wooden chalet where you will take a long boat ride through the river to reach Ulu Temburong National Park. There is a small fee to go in to the park, which goes to helping maintain the park. A guide will show you around the park and this entails a lot of walking up hill, climbing stairways (about 1,200 steps!), and crossing a 150-metre suspension bridge. There is no other way back but the same way. Then, there's a hike up a creek and some small hills to go to a waterfall. Lunch is served in-between the hikes.
NOTE/TIPS: Make sure you wear appropriate gear for hiking through land and waterways. Also, if you can put on anti-leech lotions or sprays, do so as there are blood-sucking leeches throughout the rainforest.
From journal Brunei Journal