Palm Garden Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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- 66.3% Malays
- 11.2% Chinese
- 3.4% Indigenous
- 19.1% other
... sometimes real life is even stranger than fiction - if I wrote that in a story, it would seem too much coincidence to be believable.
Then another flight she got on after that she sat next to a woman in full Arab covering - nothing showing, with a mesh over her eyes. After the terror of the first flight I would have been thinking something along the lines of 'you have got to be kidding' and it must have shown on her face because as soon as she sat down ...
... were all very friendly and helpful.
The population is only about half a million. Its capital is Bandar Seri Begawan, or BSB or Bandar for short. The buildings are mainly modern, but compared to Taipei or Manila, the place is empty! Perhaps not surprising, the most impressive of Brunei's buildings are its mosques. One in particular, built in the 1950s by the previous sultan (and named after him) is ...
... might be some shops, some eateries, ATMs, maybe Duty Free outlets.
However, the reviews I read online were not particularly positive about the airport. The word "disgrace" occurred often and the general view from the online travelling public was that it wasn't up to international standard. It was also, I was led to believe, undergoing a major renovation.
Not knowing whether these travellers had high expectations of airports and were comparing it to huge ...
... there were around 6 cars parked in front of the huge luxurious houses and the owners of rather humble wooden houses seemed to be content with 2 or 3 cars. Later I was told that there were three things subsidized by the Sultanate: cars, transport and trip to Mekka. The gas is obviously very cheap in Brunei (USD 0,43 per liter as of August 2014).
Another thing that clearly called my attention were the yellow banners mentioning two dates: 15 July 2014 and 17 ...