KBFSC, a gem and the only field studies centre in Brunei Darussalam is located in the Temburong district, deep within the lush, most preserved rainforest of Borneo. The centre serves the research community focusing on flora and fauna of Brunei Darussalam. The forest is so luscious, you can't see KBFSC via Google Earth.
How to get to KBFSC?
1. Hop on a boat at Kianggeh Jetty, Bandar Seri Begawan to Bangar, the town capital of Temburong. The earliest boat leaves at 0730hrs - the boat service to the district is very regular, since the most convienient way to reach Temburong is by boat only. Cost less than B$10. Journey takes 45 minutes.
[To go via land, you will need a passport since you need to enter Malaysia before you get there]
2. When you reach Bangar, get yourself to Batang Duri Jetty. You either get help from the locals on how to get to Batang Duri or have something pre-arranged (Recommended).
3. Hop on a temuai, a type of boat used by locals to navigate along the rivers of Temburong. You need a special skill to drive the boat, especially when the water is low. The temuai service can be provided by KBFSC. The journey on the temuai takes 45 to 60 minutes depending on reiver condition.
4. Arrive at KBFSC.
Who should visit KBFSC?
Researchers, students, academicians, leaders, carers of the environment, clubs, etc.
Who to contact?
Dr Kamariah, Director of KBFSC
accommodation, research labs, reception and
dining area and workers quarters.
has its own bathroom and balcony!
Room for short term stays.
Inside the research lab.
Our host, the inspiring Dr Kamariah, Director of KBFSC showing
the way down a big boulder
More pictures here.