BUSA trip explores magic of Bukit Dadap

James Kon

Over 40 individuals sweated it out in a hiking trip to Bukit Dadap, organised by the Brunei-US Association (BUSA).

Joining the adventure last Sunday were Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam Dr Daniel Lee, BUSA President Salimah binti Haji Saim, BUSA members, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumni and members of the public.

The morning hike started with a safety briefing by an expert familiar with the trail.

During the hour-long hike along Bukit Dadap towards Wasai Kandal and Wasai Dadap, participants experienced the flora and fauna Brunei has to offer.

The highlight of the hike was Wasai Kandal’s waterfall.

Bukit Dadap – located in Mukim Kilanas, 1.5km off Jalan Tutong – is popular among hikers, with its many trails, tropical flora, natural pools, and safe and easy trekking routes.

The friendly hike aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle, and was coordinated as part of BUSA’s social events with the BUSA alumni, and the US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam.

The event also marked YSEALI YOUnified – an annual community service initiative that celebrates YSEALI’s anniversary on December 3, and YSEALI members and alumni’s power in being change-makers for the community and the whole of Southeast Asia.

Participants making their way to the waterfall. PHOTO: BUSA