By James Kon

There’s good news for anyone looking for a count down to the New Year with their families and friends.

Jerudong Park is organising an array of fun-filled activities alongside the Dazzling Lantern festival – which is currently open to the public until January 6 – to ensure the public has a memorable New Year countdown.

The Dazzling Double Year End Countdown will be held at the Jerudong Park Garden on New Year’s eve, with a lineup of activities/events that are catered for the whole family.

Families will have a blast in the double celebration.

From 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm, kids will be able to have their fair share of fun at the Children’s New Year party countdown.

The children will be able to enjoy the Dazzling Kids Costume competition, New Musical Fountain Groove which includes a mini fireworks display, Holiday Treasure Hunt, Giggles Dance number, Statue Dance and Talent Portion.

At 10 pm, the Jerudong Park Garden will be enlivened with performances by Gambus Jabatan Penjara and local artist Zul F.

There will also be the new teen and adult musical fountain groove and a second mini fireworks display.

In the run up to the New Year’s eve celebration, Jerudong Park will also be hosting the finals of the drawing and colouring competition at the Musical Garden Fountain on December 29. Participants will be required to draw any of the giant lanterns and stand a chance at winning fabulous educational prizes.

On December 30, visitors can join the fun at the KFC Night with the JPCC Giggles. It will be a fun family day out with Chickie and the Giggles.

Tickets are priced at $7 per adult and $5 per child.

For further information, contact 2611894 or email

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Countdown to New Year in Brunei at Jerudong Park