The Centrepoint Hotel
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When we flew out of Melbourne we knew we would be flying in Bandar Seri Begawan (otherwise known as Brunei) the flight from Melbourne to Brunei was awesome, the staff were great and so was the in flight entertainment! They kept the food and non alcoholic drinks rolling in. After 2 movies and 15 various TV show episode we flew into Brunei for our one and only stop... The view flying into Brunei was stunning, it's a very pretty ...
... of water with us. There were three huts along the way to rest at, the first one had a sleeping bat hanging from the roof but other than that all we saw were giant ants, some butterflies and a small snake on the soon to be opened suspension bridge. After trudging up the stairs we finally made it to the canopy walk which required us to climb 21 flights of stairs to get to the first walkway...brilliant! The canopy walk structure as not all that strong so only ...
... in the afternoon, and the airport easily facilitated transit visas and transportation downtown.
As we took a taxi downtown, our driver pointed out the Prime Minister's office, but joked that it was empty. It turns out that the Sultan of Brunei is the absolute leader of the country, and has appointed himself its Prime Minister as well. So the PM's office is usually empty, except when the Sultan wants a change of scenery from one ...
... The first floor is mainly dedicated to the objects given to the Sultan as gifts by foreign heads of state. Last but not least the constitutional history gallery is also housed in the same building.
From the Royal Regalia Museum I headed to the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque which was named after the father of current Sultan Hassanil Bolkiah, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, and symbolizes the Islamic faith in Brunei. It was constructed in 1958 blending the ...
... stroll around the modest mall and department store to take advantage the air-con! We’d heard that late-afternoon would be a good time for a river cruise, to see the water village, the Sultan’s palace and go wildlife spotting. We didn’t know until we got there, but Brunei is also home to the world’s largest water village; some 30,000 people live in houses built on stilts around the river banks. Gazing at the water village from the north bank we ...