Other Activities

October 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Sports and Recreation

Brunei offers a wide range of sports and recreational opportunities. Among these are golf, bowling, squash, tennis, swimming, badminton, kite-flying, snooker, soccer, aerobics, and countless others. For traditional sporting activities, the Hassanal Bolkiah National Complex in Bandar Seri Begawan features a well-maintained athletic field as well as track, football stadium, tennis courts, squash courts, jogging tracks and swimming pool.

The Empire Hotel and Country Club Bowling Lane is an 8-lane 10-pin bowling centre that provides challenging hours of fun and entertainment. Operating hours are 10:00am to 10:00 pm daily and prices are B$5 per game per person.

The Utama Bowling Alley is located on Jalan Tutong near Soon Lee Megamart in Bandar Seri Begawan. It opens daily from 9am to 11pm. Charges per game are B$4 on weekdays and B$5 on weekends.

One of the nation’s most popular pastimes, badminton is a highly-attended sporting event in Brunei. Courts are available at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, the Youth Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan and at Mumong Sports Complex at Kuala Belait. A nominal entry fee is charged.

Horseback Riding

The Trijaya Equestrian Park offers first-rate facilities including the world’s largest indoor arena that can accommodate up to 50 horses at a time. With horses imported from Argentina, TJEP caters to all ages and abilities, offering lessons for beginners and trail rides and tandem rides through well-planned tracks leading through dense jungle to nearby beaches and Jerudong Park. Children can enjoy the novelty of being driven through the park by carriage and adults can enjoy polo lessons in a truly one-of-a-kind setting in Asia.

For tennis fans, the courts available at the Youth and Welfare Complex on Jalan Berakas and at the Brunei Tennis Centre offer a choice of clay, synthetic grass and cement playing surfaces.

Visitors may dive into the public swimming pools at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Bandar Seri Begawan, and at the Mumong Sports Complex in Kuala Belait. Nominal fees are charged.

For a moderate fee, squash courts are available for hire at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Bookings can be made at the Stadium. The courts are available daily except for Friday and Sunday.

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