Route: Bukit Shahbandar (Brunei)

Submitted by Dr. M on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:24pm
6.1 km
Vertical Gain
300 m

Brunei is located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It's known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest, much of it protected within reserves. 70% of Brunei’s land is covered in pristine jungle and there are many different hiking trails in there – balancing conservation and hiking in a sustainable manner. This makes Brunei unique, as much of the rainforest in the rest of Borneo is under threat due to logging and palm oil plantation.

The number one hiking spot is Bukit Shahbandar – just outside the capital city.

This specific route is covering all of the 9 hills of the Bukit Shahbandar hiking network. It is one of the locals’ favorite places to hike. It goes far enough into the jungle to experience the diverse wildlife (fauna and flora) that is home to Brunei. When visiting Brunei, this is a must-do hike to undertake. It might look short, but the small trails, steep hills and tropical climate will make sure it is a challenge. Don’t do this hike without taking enough water with you.

There is a Strava segment for this route.  You must beat the Strava times to be credited with the FKT.

GPS Track