27 Feb '18, 11pm

‘Sustainable and profitable’: Eco-tourism opens opportunities in Brunei jungle https://t.co/2F13mOjTF4

TEMBURONG, Brunei: Running a successful business and conserving nature are not always two things that go hand in hand. In the middle of Brunei’s lush and pristine jungle, eco-tourism is bringing economic opportunities for local people, long struggling to find a path to prosperity. Brunei remains the least visited country within the ASEAN region in terms of tourists. But the numbers have been increasing steadily in recent years as more government support has found its way to the sector and the country’s natural gems have become more widely known. Amid unstable oil prices, Brunei has increasingly been looking to diversify its economy and, as a result, tourism has been thrust into focus. With a rich supply of pristine biodiversity, small-scale eco-tourism has risen to the fore, particularly in Temburong, the easternmost part of Brunei, separated from the capital and the three...

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