Tutong District

Tutong District (Malay: Daerah Tutong) or simply Tutong is one of the four districts of Brunei. The main town is Tutong. The district borders the South China Sea to the north, the Bruneian district of Brunei-Muara and the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the east and the Bruneian district of Belait to the west. The Tutong River flows through the district. With the size of 1,166 square kilometres, Tutong District is the third largest district in the country.[2] As of 2016, it has the population of 49,438 and comprises five main ethnic communities: Tutong, Dusun, Kedayan, Iban and Chinese.[3][5]

Tutong District
Locator map Tutong in Brunei.svg
CapitalPekan Tutong
 • BodyTutong District Office
(Malay: Jabatan Daerah Tutong)
 • District Officer
(Malay: Ketua Jabatan Pegawai Daerah)
Awang Shamsul Bahrin bin Haji Mohd Hussain
 • Deputy District Officer
(Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Daerah)
Awang Haji Haizul Rizal bin Haji Yahya
 • Total1,166 km2 (450 sq mi)
 • Total49,438
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (BNT)
Postal code
Calling code+673 4XX[4]
+673 422 Tutong
+673 423 3XXX Penanjong
+673 423 7XXX Lamunin
+673 424 Telisai


Mukims of Tutong district

Tutong District is divided into 8 mukims or subdistricts, namely:[2][6]


Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital is the sole hospital in the district. There are also four community health centres located in Pekan Tutong, Kampong Sungai Kelugos, Kampong Telisai and Kampong Lamunin.[7] The health centres mainly provide outpatient care to the residents of the village or mukim where they are located, as well as those that live in the surrounding areas.


There are several government schools and a few private schools in the district, which offer primary, secondary and post-secondary (sixth form) education.

Government schoolsEdit

The government schools are mainly administered under the Ministry of Education. There are 30 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and one sixth form college in the district, which are grouped under Cluster 6 of the Ministry's school administrative district.[8]

The five secondary schools are:

These schools offer secondary education that leads to Brunei-Cambridge GCE O Level.[9]

The sole sixth form college of the district is the Tutong Sixth Form Centre and offers sixth form education which leads to GCE A Level.[10]

Private schoolsEdit

There are six private schools in the district, namely:[11]

  • Chung Hwa School, Tutong;
  • Chung Hwa School, Kiudang;
  • Tutong Public School;
  • Nusa Jaya School, Penanjong;
  • Nusa Jaya School, Keriam; and
  • Pertama Primary School.

All of the private schools above offer kindergarten and primary education.

Places of Interest in Tutong DistrictEdit

Tutong has the largest lake in Brunei, Tasek Merimbun, which is surrounding the Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park.[12]

Other places of interest in Tutong:


  1. ^ (in Malay) http://www.moha.gov.bn/SitePages/Ketua-Ketua%20Jabatan.aspx
  2. ^ a b c (in English) "Tutong District" (PDF). p. 8. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  3. ^ a b "Department of Economic Planning and Development - Population". www.depd.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  4. ^ (in English) http://www.1blueplanet.com/calling_codes/brunei.html
  5. ^ "Jabatan Daerah Tutong, Kementerian Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri - Profail Tutong". tutong.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  6. ^ (in Malay) "Jabatan Daerah Tutong, Kementerian Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri - Mukim-Mukim di Daerah Tutong". tutong.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  7. ^ (in English) "Tutong District" (PDF). p. 21. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ (in English) "Government". Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  9. ^ (in English) "Secondary Education". Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  10. ^ (in English) "Post Secondary Education". Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  11. ^ (in English) "Private". Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  12. ^ (in English) Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 4°35′N 114°40′E / 4.583°N 114.667°E / 4.583; 114.667