Tasek Merimbun

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Tasek Merimbun is the largest lake in Brunei. It is located in Mukim Rambai in the Tutong District, about 70 km from the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.[1] The S-shaped lake is located 27 km from Tutong Town and it is surrounded by the 7800-hectare Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park.

Physical environment and facilities[edit]

Tasek Merimbun is dark in color; a phenomenon generated by tannin coming from leaves falling into the water. The lake supports a rich variety of fauna including birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitors can hire a boat to take them around to explore the lake and its two islands. There is a small island in the center body of water that can be reached via a wooden walkway. Here, picnic pavilion facilities fashioned from logs enhance enjoyment of this restful spot. Chalet facilities for researchers are available nearby.

ASEAN Heritage Park[edit]

In 1967, the first Director of the Brunei Museums Department suggested Tasek Merimbun as a valuable asset and a potential Wildlife Sanctuary. A survey on Tasek Merimbun's bio-diversity and socio-economic activities conducted in 1983-84 led to the discovery of a rare White-collared Fruit Bat.[1] This discovery was a major reason for the 29 November 1984 designation of Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park as the eleventh ASEAN Heritage Park.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Museums Department. (2010). Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park. BSB: Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
  2. ^ Museums Department. (2010). Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park. BSB: Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Coordinates: 4°35′35″N 114°40′50″E / 4.59306°N 114.68056°E / 4.59306; 114.68056