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Jerudong Park is an amusement park located in Jerudong, Brunei-Muara District, Brunei. It was built and funded by the Bruneian government for $1 billion. Jerudong Park initiated its operation in 1994. The park used to be completely free; there was no admission fees. All rides were free of charge. However, in 2009, the numbers of visitors and tourists had declined significantly. Therefore, the owners took an initiative of charging a one-time B$15 admission fee and a ride ticketing system.
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Two years after its opening in 1994, Michael Jackson performed a concert on 16 July 1996. Visitors were up to 60,000 people. The free concert was held to celebrate the 50th birthday of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. Although the Sultan himself did not attend the concert, it was attended by the Brunei royal family. On New Year's Eve 1996, Jackson performed another show.
Bumper cars are located near the waterpark. The game is quite simple. You try to “bump” into as many people as possible while trying not to get hit. It is a fun activity for a large group of families. Be prepared to get bumped in all directions.
Ice World Arctic Rapid can be found at Phase 2 of the playground, covering an area of 52,695 square metres. You can experience a wild descent through a 'canyon' river. The boat accommodating four persons is pulled up a steep incline. Through a special fiberglass channel, the boat navigates the curve. You will be thrilled when the boat reaches the peak of the canyon then rushes down the channel the bottom of the river. It's quite similar to a rafting experience.
It is certainly not for someone afraid of heights. You can experience “flying” over 14 meters in the air before being dropped down in a swing-like motion. You may feel scary at first, but after the first try, you'll want the second time.
How to Get Tickets?
If you want to avoid the queues, you can purchase the ticket to Jerudong Park online. You can always buy today and collect at a later date. If you buy the full entrance price tiket, you can access Water Park, Supakart F1 & 2 and all Phase 2 rides. Tickets price are different whether you are a resident or a non-resident.
How To Get Around?
To get around the Jerudong Park, you can easily just walk on your foot and enjoy all the attractions there. If you are feeling exhausted, you can hop on the train; it takes you around the park. Unfortunately, wheelchairs are not available for rent in here. The entire Jerudong Park premises is a non-smoking area.
What Should I Wear?
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes or sneakers. Some rides do not permit slippers or sandals. If you wear clothes or tattoos with inappropriate language or graphics, you won't be permitted to enter the park.
Best Time to Visit
In the meantime, Jerudong Park opens only from Thursday to Sunday; it is closed from Monday to Wednesday. On Thursday, Jerudong Park opens from 4:00pm till 10:30pm. On Friday, the park opens from 3:00pm till 10:30pm. At the weekend, Jerudong Park opens from 10:00am till 10:30pm. The playground, waterpark, and musical fountain have their own opening hours. Kindly note that opening times are subject to a-thirty-minute break for praying.
Will I Need a Guide?
You won't need a guide to explore the Jerudong Park.
How To Get There?
It takes about 20 mins car ride from Bandar Seri Begawan to Jerudong Park. As the Jerudong Park opens in the evening, there is no bus service to take you there. You can always take a taxi, however, the price is not relatively cheap.
At the Jerudong Park, parking is free. Visitors can purchase food and drinks on the playground premises as well as at the food courts.