Lamunin considers shuttle service to Bintudoh resort

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A SHUTTLE service between Balai Raya Lamunin and Bintudoh Green Spring Resort is being considered by Kg Lamunin, Tutong, to provide more convenience to visitors.

If the plan is realised, visitors can park their cars at Balai Raya Lamunin before going to the resort three kilometres away on the designated vehicle.

The service aims to ease accessibility for local and foreign visitors to experience the village’s natural landscape and activities like jungle trekking, fishing, bird watching and camping, and being immersed in the local ways of life.

Head of Kg Lamunin Major (Rtd) Said Hj Tinggal over the weekend said that a committee comprising Kg Lamunin Consultative Council members and Bintudoh Green Spring Resort representatives had held a meeting to explore ways to promote recreational and tourism activities in the area.

The results of the meeting will be formally brought up to the Tutong District Office.

InsyaAllah, we will accomplish our plan by the end of this year,” Said told The Brunei Times referring to the shuttle service.

The village head, who has been in his post for more than three years, explained that the roads and other facilities such as parking area, prayer hall and toilet should be improved to attract more visitors to the resort.

He said the Tutong District Office had been informed verbally of the village’s concerns, adding the District Officer has responded in principle to give support in any way he can.

Bintudoh Green Spring Resort has become more popular as a venue for corporate and school outings since its opening two years ago. It is owned by a local family of Newas Ukoi and supported by the Kg Lamunin Consultative Council.

Located about 48 kilometres from the capital, the resort is surrounded by natural forest and bears the cultural stamp of three ethnic groups namely Dusun, Kedayan and Tutong.

Kg Lamunin has a population of 2,221, based on a 2012 census, and is blessed with lush forest like Melinging Rainforest which is close to the resort. The forest is abundant with herbs and medicinal plants like ginseng, and local fruits such as durian, jackfruits, rambutan and kembayau.

The village head said Bintudoh Green Spring Resort will be included in the village’s One Village One Product (OVOP) programme which already has dry Malay cakes and biscuits like kuih sapit, _kuih bahulu _and kuih lidah in the list.

Said is optimistic that the inclusion of the resort would be beneficial for the local economy.

The Brunei Times