Manikar Beach Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... wandered around the town. We knew there was not much to see in BSB but we went to the main mosque, dodged a huge rainstorm, went to the beautifully air conditioned Royal Regalia Museum and then went to hire a boat to do a tour of the water village, river and hopefully see the monkeys and crocodiles in the estuary.
After some spirited negotiation on price we had a deal and started walking down the steps to the boat, the ...
... we set of for Niah Caves. I'd googled it before we left Brunei, and had come across a photo of some people clambering up an almost sheer face by way of a wooden platform and rope handle, so was a little anxious that this might test my head for heights!
There were very few people at the park, and we were the only people waiting for the ferry to take us across the sluggish brown river and into the jungle. Certainly not tempted to swim ...
... pornography and homosexuality is illegal, drug use and trafficking is punishable by death, no spitting, no gum, no pork, dress codes etc... It is certainly not your typical Borneo. I have to give Brunei props though, they are an oil state with a pristine primary rain forest that is virtually untouched. They only allow research into the depths of the forest. There are jungle treks at an astronomical price to a minuscule portion of the forest in an area closest to ...
... museum - this was basically South Kensington but with no people, lots of insects and no paths. We started to climb the overgrown staircase up the hill until we reached a part where the wooden stairs had actually fallen through. We had to climb and jump over the gaps which seemed to be full of rusty nails designed to impale unwary tourists. At last we arrived at the top to find that it WAS the Brunei museum! And there were people! And a road! Henry cheered up ...
... to sit next to the large smelly sweating foreigner, so I had a row to myself. Bonus.
The first ferry took us to the island of Labuan, apparently the Japanese surrendered here in WWII. Downtown is mainly duty free, hotels and restaurants. Our unwell guide wanted Indian for lunch, the food was delicious but I thought very brave of our guide to have when unwell. He put on a brave face, but on unguarded moments and ...