Ulu Temburong National Park is the first ever national park in Brunei Darussalam. The Park lies at the confluence of Temburong and Belalong River and covers a total area of almost 50,000 ha consisting of undisturbed tropical rainforest. The Forestry Department decides in 1988 to devote a largely undisturbed chunk of the Temburong forest as a natural monument of the country's rich heritage. The tropical rainforest of Brunei Darussalam are among the richest and most diverse ecosystem in the world. The Diversity of Ulu Temburong's flora as wonderful forms and structures has evolved over many millennia in these wonderful forests. The National park has become the central eco-tourism destinations in the country and its rapidly gained wide popularity abroad.

Criteria Requirements - Heritage Sites Recommended:
Ulu Temburong National park
1. Uniqueness and characteristics of heritage Natural Heritage
1.1 Significance of ecological systems and natural habitats.
1.2 Undisturbed environments or environments demonstrating natural process at work i.e. wetlands, wilderness areas, or coastal areas. Wilderness Area
1.3 Existence of rare and unique species present at the site. Mixed Dipterocarp Forest
1.4 Significance of the existing cultural and historical resources. None
1.5 Authenticity and integrity. Yes
1.6 Degree of survival of the archaeological remains, human values, ways of life, customs, land use, events and living traditions. None
2. Site protection and conservation
2.1 Existence of management control/measures to ensure that the site capacity (in terms of resources and facilities) can absorb tourism activities. Yes
2.2 Implementation of preventive measures/ management mechanisms to minimize degradation of resources Yes
3. Tourism and site management 3.1 Appropriate tourism activities compatible with local heritage, values and character. Yes
3.2 Involvement of local communities in the development and the management of the cultural and the natural heritage site Yes
3.3 Creation of jobs that encourage the use of local knowledge, skills and traditions Yes
3.4 The use of appropriate off-site and on-site interpretive media to educate visitors such as:
  • Signage/ panel
  • Yes
  • Brochure
  • Yes
  • Visual/ audio presentation
  • None
  • Guide boo
  • None
  • Special events
  • None
    3.5 Availability of well-trained local guides/ interpreters to serve visitors. Yes
    3.6 Introduction of codes of conduct to educate visitors on what should or should not do when visiting the site. Yes
    3.7 Monitoring program in place to assess tourism impacts on the site. Yes
    4. Environmental management 4.1 Provision of appropriate and sufficient waste management system. Yes
    4.2 Put in place waste water treatment. Yes
    4.3 Zoning parking area for the site. None
    4.4 Control and regulate the entry of objects, materials and vehicles to the site None
    5. Accessibility 5.1 Sufficient infrastructure and facilities to enable easy and safe access to the site. Yes
    5.2 Adequate and clear directional signage to the site. Yes

    Support facilities

    6.1 Adequacy of facilities such as medical care, F&B outlets, electricity, water supply, restrooms, communication tools. Electricity, water supply restroom
    6.2 Availability of skilled staff, officials/ local guards and other measures to take care of safety and security for visitors. Yes


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