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Travel Blogs from Bandar Seri Begawan
My final stop in Borneo is Bandar seri Bagwan, the capital of the small oil rich country of Brunei. It was obvious its not a backpacker destination when I was the only westerner on the plane (other than 1 Australian girl who was visiting her parents who were working in Brunei for 1 year). It's far more expensive than most places in Asia with the …
... to walk to the outside road.
There was a young backpacker couple from the UK so we went together to find the bus. The bus cost 1.50Rm (.50 cents) and we waved down a minvan on the side of the road.
From the outdoor bus depot I had to walk another 25 mins to find ...
The next stop was the Brunei Museum which is east of the city centre and needs to be reached by car transport. Photos are not allowed again and I was made to leave all bags at the front.
... difficult to reach otherwise .
Being outside the city centre it was not as touristy and not as restrictive as the downtown Mosque. Photos were still not allowed but they were not as strict ...
... into a wildlife journey extraordinaire! We saw Proboscis monkeys in the wild! And I am CERTAIN I saw a croc... We docked up at one of the jetties in Kampong Ayer and ventured out onto the precarious planks of the raised boardwalks. The river cruise included a "visit to the river cruise boss' house on Kampong Ayer" so we happily accepted the invitation to enter his floating abode. Fans, plasma screen tv, huge sound system - who said stilts could stop them! It was a very ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking