Brunei Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Assenczo
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Assenczo
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Assenczo

Brunei Off The Beaten Path

  • The Cult

    The most imposing impression coming out of a stroll downtown Bandar Seri Begawan is the endless visual propaganda streaming at you. The enormous placards containing the image of the sultan are dropped down from buildings at different angles with the apparent goal of surrounding the spectator. And what a great spectacle it is! His majesty looks...

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  • These shady affairs

    During a boat ride along the Sungai River, the “pilot” declared that interesting structure tucked away between two hills above it all a museum. Naturally, one is intrigued to see a museum especially after paying a visit to the one in the Kampong Ayer in search of more authenticity and self-assertiveness Bruneian style. Braving the oppressive...

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  • Better watch along the Temburong river.

    Proboscis monkeys are confined to the island of Borneo; Indonesia , Malaysia. and Brunei. They prefer coastal regions to inland areas.Proboscis monkeys inhabit mangrove forest along rivers and estuaries, swamp-land, and lowland rainforest

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  • Take care off the beaten path

    Iban tourist trapThe Iban were formerly head hunters, and they are still hunters. Here is a photograph of a lace trap on the side of a small forest trail (the second picture is an enlargment).; so unattentive tourist can be trapped there; certainly somebody will come but; . . . for delivering? Hahaha.

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  • View Brunei River from Bukit Subok

    For a vantage view of Brunei river and BSB surrounds, go up TV Transmitter station at Bukit Subok along Jalan Kota Batu, about 5 kms from town centre.

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  • Slow down along Tutong- muara highway.

    The Nepenthes plant, commonly known as the tropical pitcher plant also captures its prey by means of the pitfall method. Nepenthes are strikingly different in appearance than the other passive varieties of Carnivorous Plants. Pitchers are located growing from the ends of some leaves by what could appear to be an umbilical cord, called a tendril....

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  • Spending maybe 3-4 days may be...

    Spending maybe 3-4 days may be plentiful in Brunei. If you're not interested in exploring the jungle, caves, and etc..then you might get a bit bored. There are trips you can take from Brunei to Sarawak, Malaysia. A nice place to visit is Kuching...south of Brunei. Will add more soon. Thanks for being so patient. :)

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  • The tranquil site of the...

    The tranquil site of the Temburong's Peradayan Rainforest is gorgeous. The sounds of the waterfalls, the birds...it's just a nice getaway from the city. It is about 15 kilometers from Bangar on the road to Labu. A visit to the park can include a 1.6 km forest trail that winds up and down a mountain side to the peak. The full trek requires about 2...

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  • Do not miss some of the dishes...

    Do not miss some of the dishes sold by some of the hawkers around the city. In Kuala Belait, there once was this area built for hawkers (not sure if it's still there anymore) where you can get the yummiest dishes. If your stomach can handle the spices, give 'Nasi Lemak' a whirl (see left pic). Or try 'Rojak' which is a concoction with squid,...

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  • A colourful sights when it lit...

    A colourful sights when it lit up at night on festival days is an elegant concrete boat that resembles a 16th century royal barge built in the middle of a lagoon and linked to the mosque.

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  • The most striking landmark is...

    The most striking landmark is the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, an edifice of classical Islamic architecture, with a golden dome.

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  • The river trips starts at the...

    The river trips starts at the Bandar Marine Department at 6:30 in the evening when the Tanjung Bakarang lifts anchor to sail into the sunset.

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  • River Cruise > A one and a...

    River Cruise > A one and a half hour cruise on the Brunei river at sunset affords the traveller a glimpse of Brunei Darussalam's culture and history. The river trips starts at the Bandar Marine Department at 6:30 in the evening when the Tanjung Bakarang lifts anchor to sail into the sunset. The most striking landmark is the Omar Ali Saifuddien...

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  • The centuries-old settlement...

    The centuries-old settlement includes schools and medical clinics and houses with modern amenities. Raised walkways meander between the packed houses where underneath zoom wooden boats with powerful engines.

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  • On the outside of the lagoon...

    On the outside of the lagoon is the water village, the famous Kampong Ayer, home to the 30,000 people in huddled wooden houses raised on stilts.

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  • You wouldn't want to miss...

    You wouldn't want to miss this. Quite crowded. There are water 'taxis' which run all day and into the evening. For just a few dollars, they will give you the grand tour, slowly or fast, up to you. This creates havoc for the houses and they are supposed to observe a speed limit.

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  • if you know someone, you can...

    if you know someone, you can visit the Military Base, that is, after you have had tea with the Sultan.

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