Friday, January 23, 2009

Borneo Break: Visiting Bandar Seri Begawan

We did not make straight back for Miri after lunch. Mau Wei suggested that we go to Bandar Seri Begawan and why not? She was driving the car and controlling the steering. The weather was beautiful and the road to the capital of Brunei was good and there was not much traffic on the road too. This trip to Bandar Seri Begawan was actually my second and the last time I was here, I had visited a few interesting spots like Kampung Air or the water village where one gets to see houses on stilts standing out of the brownish water of Brunei River, the famous Sultan Omar ali Saifuddin Mosque which features a golden dome and an interior of Italian marble walls and the dissapointing Jerubong Park, a theme park where I heard Michael Jackson had sang once during the Sultan's birthday. This time round, we just window shopped at a shopping mall and had durian ais kacang, a sweet savoury dessert made from durian...

Bandar Seri Begawan...




MacDonald in Bandar Seri Begawan...



A Food Court in a shopping mall...


Durian Ais Kacang....

Leaving Bandar Seri Begawan...



Traveling Tip: Go window shopping!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Borneo. I spent a few months back-packing through the main parts (Not the jungle) and the people were great and I loved the food.

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Liudmila said...

What a surprize! The same McDonalds we have now here not so far from the house! If there were not other photos I woul sai it's the same..

footiam said...

Anonymous,You spent months back-packing there! You ae so lucky! I just have 10 days there. Wish I know more of your experience!

footiam said...

You'd recognize MacDonald anywhere in the world but in Brunei, it is compulsory to use the Jawi script - it's just like Arabic-

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!