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Sumbiling Eco Village

05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our IB students have just enjoyed a fantastic two day one night visit to Sumbiling Eco-Village. The focus of our trip was to develop our understanding of indigenous knowledge systems, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to consider how we might adopt more sustainable ways of living. We started with a very informative jungle walk through the adjacent...

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Lesliechiang, Manager at Sumbiling Eco Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad your group enjoyed their stay with us. We always do our best to share our local knowledge and let our guest have a great experience. Once again thank you for choosing us. Look forward to welcome you back again. Terima kasih banyak banyak.

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Booked a package trip through PanBright to see Ulu Temburong national park and ended up having a lovely time. Great water taxi ride through mangroves of Malaysia/Brunei (spotted a croc lazing on a log), pick up at Bangsar on time, 20 minute trip to the Eco Village where we were shown our tents. We relaxed and had a tasty dinner...

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Guam, Mariana Islands
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We spent 3 days in Brunei and decided to spend one of the nights here. We did the river cruise and the canopy hike for the day, then stayed overnight in one of the tents. It was an impressive property being ran by a family that is very welcoming and friendly. The bamboo chicken they served for dinner was the...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We organised a tour to visit the region through Borneo Guide and were extremely impressed with their service. Sumbiling Ecovillage was cool... We were the only people staying there so we had the place to ourselves. The chef went out of his way to make us comfortable. It is an ideal spot to relax near the river or to explore...

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Canada
Reviewed November 11, 2016

I've travelled the world and lived in SE Asia for more than 3 years, so was disappointed in what this place had to offer. Granted there was not much to choose from, so you get what you get. The location is fabulous and the accommodations are pretty good and the food was better than most. Unfortunately they market themselves as...

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience which completely exceeded our expectations. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming - they couldn't do enough to make us feel comfortable. The facilities were all in working order, spotlessly clean and really well maintained. Food was beautiful. The day tours were unique and incredibly fun - we saw the heart of Brunei Borneo in the...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed July 8, 2016

There are many places to stay within Sumbiling Eco Village. There are individual rooms in lodge areas, there is a tent village (see pics), or there are more permanent tents right over the river. I stayed in the tent village because all the other options were booked. It was fine and comfortable and I had no issues with bugs, but...

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Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Was there for 4 days 3 night and it was out of this ultra-urban family comfort zone. Did a night jungle walk, day hikings, canopy walk, waterfall dipping and simply cool dips in different parts of Temburung river. Not forgetting successful fishing outcomes even though we were only using rotan rods, strings and worms. Friendly for family with young kids...

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Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed March 9, 2016

The Sumbiling Eco-Village is an eco-tour operation which adheres very closely with how an eco-tour should be – benefitting the local community, maintaining a close and healthy relationship with nature and possessing a strong and promising business aspect. We visited the location as a university field trip and was not disappointed. After departing from the Kianggeh Jetty at 8.00 AM,...

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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Met up with our tour guide in the jetty and took a 45min boat ride to Temburong. We hopped on a mini bus in Temburong to go to the SEV resort. We had to wait quite a while for the bus because there was some miscommunication between the driver and the tour guides. When in the resort, we settled into...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sumbiling Eco Village is a nature lodge situated in the interior of the Temburong District, home to some of the best preserved rainforests in Borneo. Due to our location, we are within reach of the popular Ulu Temburong National Park as well as other well-preserved rainforest areas, yet just 5 mins walk to the main road, 25 mins drive from Bangar (Temburong's main town), and around 2 hours by boat and drive from the Brunei International Airport. A rustic stay awaits you, as our lodge is surrounded by shady trees and new growth forests, and is located right on the banks of an upstream stretch of the Temburong River, with rocky rapids, and clear water depending on the rainfall. We try our best to keep structures to a minimum, with huts built from bamboo as well as reused and new wood being the main theme. On a typical day, while away the afternoons on cosy hammocks under shady trees beside the river, and take time to finish that intriguing novel you've never quite managed to finish. When the heat gets to you, the cooling waters of the river await, though if a mere cool dip doesn't do it, try a downstream float in a rubber tube, or try your hand at a traditional bamboo raft. Then as the sun sets, tune in to the symphony of the night, with the sounds of insects, frogs and other wildlife never too far away. This is the place to rest, relax and have some simple outdoors fun, especially if you have been worn out on the road for the last few weeks or months. For those who want more and whose budgets permit, we also conduct optional excursions, such as a night walking tour, or a daytrip either to the Ulu Temburong National Park or the Rainforest Discovery trek into the nearby rainforest, a hands-on see, smell, taste and feel educational trek for those who are interested in the numerous benefits of the rainforest to us. Despite the back-to-basics approach and our proximity to the rainforest, we provide a reasonably comfortable stay, with bedding in both rooms and tents, properly built-up bathrooms, with sitting toilets and even walled outdoor showers. Fans are found in the rooms as well as in the main hall. The bathrooms, rooms and main hall are lit-up at night, and there is no early lights out policy. Power points to charge electronics are available on request. We have a small resource corner, with maps, brochures, and books on various interests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sumbiling Eco Village

Address: Kg Batang Duri, Batang Duri PD1951, Brunei Darussalam
Location: Brunei Darussalam > Temburong District > Batang Duri
Price Range: $113 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The tents facing the river are fantastic.”
BigSmallWorld, Jun 27, 2015 | Read review
“Spring for a room upgrade if you prefer to sleep close to the river as the tents are set back further in the jungle by the dining area. If you are a light sleeper the tents are not for you.”
Brazeneyes, Jan 23, 2015 | Read review
“Bring mosquito repellent.”
687annal, May 8, 2014 | Read review
“Tents! A bit too hot during the day but very comfortable come night time with the large mattresses. Very zen view of the river tops of the experience of being in nature!”
reeop, Feb 2, 2014 | Read review
“Get the camping tent facing the river...only 2 of them (soon to be added more)”
Pit2800, Dec 19, 2013 | Read review
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