Orchid Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bandar Seri Begawan
... walk to the night market which was gearing up. We got some amazing cheese & onion then chicken roti with a beef curry sauce from an Indian-influenced restaurant then some nasi from the closing market at 7. We also got some cakes/sweets and a whole bag of fried banana treaties for a dollar (heaven). We walked around for a bit then went back to the resthouse where I watched Animal Planet's 2 of 6 Biggest and Baddest: Tigers on my phone then went to ...
... what will happen after April this year, when Brunei is poised to embrace Sharia Law and they may not be able to bring any alcohol back into the country. They are quite anxious about how the changes will affect their lives, as I'm sure some Bruneians are too.
On Saturday morning Lisa was up and off to school in her school uniform tracksuit, as she was expecting to be doing sports at school. Somewhere along the line ...
... up some more steps, and some more. After about fifteen minutes we reached a little hut with benches where we sat down for a break and some drinks. It was at this point that the guide chose to tell us that we had 1057 steps still to go! This was not in the promotional information.
We reached the top, eventually, and found ourselves at the bottom of ladders instead of steps. The canopy walkway is a metal bridge suspended around 45m above the jungle floor ...
... BSB seems nice. Definitely less grand than Singapore and the people are nothing like so affluent. People largely Malay; in Kuching where we were they were roughly split between Malay, Chinese and native.
There is less litter here than in Kuching but still more than at home (which is saying something) despite the signs warning that if convicted of more than one offence of littering one can be incarcerated for three months. The ...
... importantly where we're going. On arrival at the hotel we're shown through to reception and are free to wander as we please, it's an impressive entrance and in fact the whole place just screams of money... the mall's shops, the dining areas are all full, the gardens, waterfalls and pools to play in, it's an impressive place.
Steve and I end up sitting out by the pool and I actually fall asleep on one of the massive loungers for an ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking