Travel Blogs from Brunei

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Proboscis monkeys, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Proboscis monkeys

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... waiting 30 muinutes we decided to walk it. Thankfully the three of us got a lift part way there from some friendly Brunei security forces in a military transport vehicle (complete with army green seat covers). We had lunch back in Bandar (after ...

No alcohol?? Screw this place..., Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

No alcohol?? Screw this place...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... lift, even if its out of their way. And what do the wealthiest population in the world spend their leisure doing? Flying kites. People in Brunei are NICE. It's weird. And yet, despite that, I couldn't wait to get out. For one, it's an expensive place- I ...

Many mosques to see and a village on the sea!, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Many mosques to see and a village on the sea!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... for the sake of airports and lazy blog-writers) which gave us a chance to catch our first glimpses of Brunei, and we weren't disappointed: absolutely stunning buildings and architecture, both modern and traditional lined the roads whilst grand mansions ...

White Water Rafting, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

White Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Ok today is Monday and today we are going white water rafting; bring it on. We have to get up at 6.30am so we have enough time for breakfast (which I forgot to say is included in the price of the room too; self service) and my morning coffee so I can ...

Our last night in KK, KK, Brunei travel blog

Our last night in KK

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Our last night was a blast. What was supposed to be a few quite drinks on our last night turned into a bit of another beer fest? We met up with Sophie & Averill around 7pm and had our last coffee from Coffee Bean before walking across the road to ...

Happy Birthday dear Benjamin happy birthday to you, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

Happy Birthday dear Benjamin happy birthday to you

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today is Ben's birthday and we have arranged to go diving with Sophie and Averil plus a few others near the small island called Mamutik (I think) about 20 minutes away by speed boat. We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am, make sure we have all our gear ...

Labuan, Labuan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Labuan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Fu movie in Chinese, with Malay and English subtitles. Labuan is an island about 8km off the west coast of Sabah at the mouth of Brunei Bay. It's also about the easiest way to travel to Brunei from KK, which is one of the reasons why we we're here, ...

Off to Borneo for new adventures, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Brunei travel blog

Off to Borneo for new adventures

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So today is the day we fly to Borneo. We are up about 9 ish and head off to get a good breakfast inside us. Since it's our last day in BK we thought we'd try some where new; big mistake!! Our breakfast had just arrived (scrambled egg for Rosey & ...

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) - Day 157, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) - Day 157

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... huge celebrations. Visited the beautiful Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque which was build in 1957 by the current Sultan's father, the 28th Sultan of Brunei. The building cost $5 million (US) to construct which is an awful lot of money now, and in 1957 was an ...

BRUNEI, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

BRUNEI

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... we board the flight to Darwin we're amazed that there are only 12 passengers on a 150 seater jet. Well, I suppose that Darwin and Brunei are both pretty small places so there can't be much demand. But why such a large jet which does the Darwin Route once ...

Oil Money, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Oil Money

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... reports we found Brunei to be interesting- the oil reserve is supposed to run dry in 25 years. What happens then? If the lavish spending continues, and the diversification attempts fail, Brunei may just become a country version of the old gold rush ...

Kingdom Of Oil, BSB, Brunei travel blog

Kingdom Of Oil

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... was absolutley freezing - and you couldnt go outside - tshirt and shorts were not the way to go! Catch a second ferry from Labuan to Brunei, and then a bus to the capital - does appear a very rich place - nice houses, and none of the squalor you can ...

Brunei - Brought to you by Shell, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Brunei - Brought to you by Shell

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... instead of using Ringgit, you are paying in Brunei Dollars which is pegged to the Singapore Dollar and used interchangeably in either country. Brunei will cost you about B$50/ day if you don't do too much. If you were to purchase fuel, it's dirt cheap ...

You dont know what your missing, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

You dont know what your missing

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... more people are not seeing the delights of Borneo. It is a tad confusing though when the map and guide books refer to it as Brunei which is only tiny while Borneo is split into two parts; Malaysia and Indonesia. You can base your self here in KK and ...

Right Time, Right Place..., Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Right Time, Right Place...

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... of children is affordable! He told us big families are the norm. Finally it was time to find our way to the airport. Brunei's public transport is exceptional and for less than a $A1 each we were delivered by bus right to the airport. ...

Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Brunei

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... left still though. The mosques are amazing, espcially at night. The city is a good antidote to Jakarta. The youth hostel is $10 Brunei and very basic. If you can't find the receptionist walk into the gym with your backpack on, there's a good chance he ...

Brunei, Brunei, Brunei travel blog

Brunei

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Brunei in our entry from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia entitled 'Malaysia, Borneo, Brunei and Bugs'. Cheers, K & ...

The Land Of No Fun, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

The Land Of No Fun

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... difficult it is to get there. To get from the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo to Sarawak we needed to go through another country, Brunei. I was quite excited to be entering another country, even for only a day, so I had no qualms about the early ...

From Kalimantan to Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

From Kalimantan to Brunei

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... in 1958 and is named after the 28th Sultan, Omar Ali Saifuddien, who is still referred to as the architect of modern Brunei. The mosque's design reflects the use of the world's most elegant materials, including marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai, ...

I am melting, Bandar Seri Bagawan, Brunei travel blog

I am melting

A travel blog entry by ajpeel

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... are driving relatively new cars, and very few people are driving a crappy car. There are apparently 260,000 cars in Brunei. I've visited a few Mosques (Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien and Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah). These both were extremely beautiful, you can ...

Bus to Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, Malaysia travel blog

Bus to Brunei

A travel blog entry by chris74

... aiming for. I may have to have a word with the local Chinese takeaway and inform them where they can find some free meat. ;-). Brunei its a dry country which has the amazing effect of making me want a beer. This could be the "wanting what you can't ...

Anoraks in Sarawak, Limbang, Brunei travel blog

Anoraks in Sarawak

A travel blog entry by butterfills

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... test than an enjoyable expedition and with the absence of any interesting and exotic wildlife, the whole trip seemed rather pointless.  We decided to head for Indonesia, via Brunei, ...

Bandar Seri Begaw, Brunei, Bandar Seri Begaw, Brunei travel blog

Bandar Seri Begaw, Brunei

A travel blog entry by chris74

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... because there were less than twenty people on my flight. And that's about as many people were at the airport when I arrived. Brunei is a Muslim state and no alcohol is allowed. The locals know this will drive most westerns to drink so we're allowed ...

06th Stop - The Empire Hotel & Country Club Brunei, Kampong Menunggol, Brunei travel blog

06th Stop - The Empire Hotel & Country Club Brunei

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Our next destination was the Empire Hotel in Brunei, which is the most up market hotel here. This is supposed to be another palace built for the Sultan's brother which was later converted to this hotel. This is a seven star hotel and as the star ...

Ausflug in Land des Reichen Sultans, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Ausflug in Land des Reichen Sultans

A travel blog entry by janinger

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... und am selben Tag noch nach Kota Kinabalu auf Borneo. Borneo ist aufgeteilt in einen malaysischen Teil, einen indonesische Teil und Brunei. Kota Kinabalu gehört zum malaysischen Teil und wir sind von hier aus mit dem Boot nach Brunei, was wesentlich ...

Abode of Peace, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

Abode of Peace

A travel blog entry by dragonrider

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... We then moved on to Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, one of the most amazing structures I have ever seen. Built by the 28th sultan of Brunei, this building is often referred to as the mini Taj Mahal and I can certainly see why its an amazing site to behold. It ...

The Grandiose/Agrestic/Peaceful/Totalitarian State, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei travel blog

The Grandiose/Agrestic/Peaceful/Totalitarian State

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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... Brunei as a sort of “Middle East of the Pacific”, think again. Aside from the absolute lack of nightlife, Brunei is still very much Southeast Asia, with its smiling people, delicious food, and lively markets. The main attraction in Brunei is ...

3 hours in Brunei!, Bandar Seri, Brunei travel blog

3 hours in Brunei!

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

When we boarded again we had a different plane to the one before which didn't have personal t.v's for everyone. There was one main screen in the middle which played films that I had already watched so it was a really boring flight, and messed up my whole ...

Opulent, but tasteful, Brunei, Brunei travel blog

Opulent, but tasteful

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... wanted to visit.  For the rest, we have hopped on the local buses which are excellent value, with trips only costing $1.00 (Brunei money). The people here are very friendly and it has been a really enjoyable visit, albeit a short one.  One thing ...

01st Stop - Bubungan Dua Belas (12 Roofs), Kampong Sungai Lampai, Brunei travel blog

01st Stop - Bubungan Dua Belas (12 Roofs)

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... & Charts of Brunei Darussalam' and Gallery D & E is themed 'Center for British Teachers, the British Council and University Brunei Darussalam'. Admission is Free.    The visiting hours are: Sunday - Thursday: 0900 - 1700 Friday: 0900 - ...

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