Revamped playground opens strong

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

OVER 50,000 people have visited the revamped Jerudong Park since its reopening nearly two months ago.

In an email interview with The Brunei Times the General Manager of Jerudong Park Country Club sdn bhd Asmad Hj Abd Rahim said that the number of visitors was better than expected with around 3,000 guests attended during the relaunching ceremony itself.

“I have to say that the lines at many of the rides were full of people queuing up and eager to play and we did our best to ensure that the queues moved swiftly and guests were happy with their visit.”

With its reopening there were new rides added to the Jerudong Park attractions such as the Junior Coaster, the Ferris Wheel, Carousel and the Mini-Golf course, which according to the General Manager the new rides were the main attraction at the park.

The Mini-Golf Course is also designed by Craig Bartlett, a world class mini golf designer from Australia.

“May 31st was the biggest crowd puller with around 5,000 people visiting the park which coincided with a surprise visit by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam” according to Asmad.

The higher number of visitors was mostly during public holidays and weekends, but the General Manager described the weekday numbers as pleasantly surprising.

With it being the holy month of Ramadhan, most businesses will have a decrease in the number of customers, however the General Manager said that “we have expected that the number of visitors coming in to the park will be affected during the month of Ramadhan but it is safe to say that our promotional price will still be able to attract visitors”.

For Ramadhan, Jerudong Park have reduced their admissions fee by around 20 per cent with their Family Package for residents down from $40 to $32, and from $50 to $40 for the non-resident Family Package.

The family package provides entry for two adults and two children; only those below 12 years old are considered children. Additional family members will have to pay the individual rate

Adult tickets are also down to $12 for residents, down to $16 for non-residents, $6 for a child resident and $8 for a non-resident.

The opening hours of the park has also been amended for the holy month opening from 4pm-6pm, then being closed from 6pm to 9.15pm for the breaking of fast and also Terawih, before opening up again from 9.15pm up to 12 midnight.

The park will be open on Tuesday, Thursday all through to Sunday, the same as before Ramadhan started, however they will be closed on the 15th of July in respect of Nuzul Al-Quran and also for the last 10 days of Ramadhan.

When queried regarding Jerudong Park’s future plans, the General Manager said “We are always striving to meet the needs of our guests, be it in terms of possible newer rides in the future or bettering our customer services. We can safely say though is that our future is looking very bright.”

The Brunei Times