Butterfly Garden (Taman Kulimambang)

Butterfly Garden, or ‘Taman Kulimambang’ in Brunei Malay, was opened early this month. The park is located inside Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park. According to Museums Officer Hj Hassan Hj Munab, the detailed and interactive learning experience provided at the Butterfly Park and Tasek Merimbun’s exhibition gives visitors a good means of information with regard to heritage and the ecosystem. The new butterfly park is located in the Tasek Merimbun Heritage Site in the district of Tutong. The park houses over 100 butterflies from over 30 different species. Visitors will be able to view butterflies in their natural state as they interact with the flora and fauna surrounding them.

The enclosure is 14 by 14 metres and 8 metres high. It holds 40 species of butterflies and 50 species of flora, the latter carefully chosen to cater to the butterflies' diet. It seems different butterfly species feed on different types of plants.

Tasek Merimbun is an hour’s drive from Bandar Seri Begawan. It is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, Friday from 9am to 11.30am then 2pm to 5pm, and Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm. Admission is free. For more information, you may contact 4269179.