BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei Darussalam’s very own wonderland, Jerudong Park Country Club (JPCC), is set for a comeback. It is expected to relive its heydays with the addition of new rides and attractions, including a 21-hole mini golf course, Borneo Bulletin said.

Designed by the creative mind of world-class mini-golf expert Craig Bartlett of Australia, this latest attraction will be suitable for all ages – either for friends or workmates looking at a friendly golf competition, or for the whole family keen on spending a day out.

Expressing excitement with the project, Craig Bartlett believes the first mini golf course in Brunei will breathe life back into Jerudong Park. The construction will also include several artificial lakes, sound systems, playground, kiosks and challenging courses designed for a competitive play at various levels of difficulty.

To mark the exciting project, a Doa Selamat was yesterday held at the JPCC grounds, seeing the attendance of JPCC Sdn Bhd. General Manager Asmad bin Rahim, JPCC board of directors, village heads from the surrounding area and other invited guests.

According to JPCC, other future new rides and attractions will include a mini water park, ferris wheel and junior coaster. In addition, there will be a new double-decker carousel, bumper cars and children’s playground equipment to replace existing attractions.

The revitalisation project will also cover upgrading facilities at the playground, including the food kiosks, a new merchandise shop and have other conveniences added to cater to the needs of visitors.

As the renovation work is scheduled to take place in stages and only affected areas will be closed, the playground will still be opened to the public. However, visitors are advised to keep a safe distance and to follow safety signages while construction works are being carried out.

The park management expects the project to be completed by mid-2014. The new operating hours and admission fees will be announced at a later date.

[ September 21, 2013, edited from the Borneo Post]

Jerudong Park to shine again