Pantaran Waterfall in Tasek Lama Park
Tasek Lama is a well taken care of park on the outskirts of Brunei’s capital city. The park is typical of many Asian parks and many organized activities (yoga, taichi, and other outdoor exercising) take place here. There is a short trail through the park but there is also access to a significantly larger and more rugged network of trails.
Rating and length – easy – 1.2kms (30 minutes)
The hike – The hike is a mixture of pavement, boardwalk and rubber mat trail (recycled tires built into a trail). The rubber part of the trail is a little strange due to the sponginess but it is pleasant to walk on. The hike starts at the parking lot. You will walk on the right side of the river past a set of bathrooms and various exercise areas until you reach the small waterfall. After the waterfall there is a trail on the other side of the river looping back to the parking lot. The trail splits in several places but all trails lead back to the parking lot. There are two side trails that lead away from the river and go to the larger network of hiking trails.
How to get there – Tasek Lama Park is located about 1-1.5 kms north of Sungai Kiangeh (the waterfront). Go north on Jalan Kiangeh (which becomes Jalan Tasek). Go 500 meters past the Pusat Belia (cheap dorms) and Radisson Hotel. Turn right on Jalan Tasek Lama and the park is at the end of the road (400 meters). There is also a bus stop (Tasek Lama) on the main road for the park.
Cost – free
Other notes – It is only open during daylight hours (posted at the gate)
GPS – waterfall – N4.903192, E114.944658
Date visited – 2/15/2014