Tuesday, 27 March 2007

The Journey to Kuala belait

Roads in the BSB capital behind Hua Ho
Roads in the capital, behind Hua Ho
Just Share Arrived in Brunei Darussalam on time... My sister picked me up from the Brunei Darussalam airport, , tour the capital Bandar Seri Begawan for the afternoon before we headed back home in Kuala Belait, which is almost 100 km away...

  Brunei Airport
                                                                    Brunei Airport
The journey to Kuala belait

 During the car journey, somewhere near Anduki area, I happen to catch a beautiful sunset along the highway to Kuala Belait.

Setting sunset in Kuala Belait
 Setting sunset in Kuala Belait, gone in just under 10 mins

source :
http://ykwang84.blogspot.com/2007/02/pre-cny-recap.html

Monday, 26 March 2007

Brunei's National Day (Hari Kebangsaan Brunei)

About Brunei Darussalam National Day.
The Brunei Darussalam's 23rd National Day (Hari Kebangsaan Brunei Darussalam) falls on 23rd February.
Here Brunei Share the celebration of The National day

Hari Kebangsaan Brunei
 More Brunei flags atop a building in town (left
and atop one of the tallest building in Kuala Belait (right)

Hari Kebangsaan Brunei
Brunei Flag, proudly waving in the wind
Brunei National Day Banner
Brunei National Day Banner plying main roads in Bandar Seri Begawan (capital)
in Jawi and Bahasa Melayu
Brunei National Day Celebrations in Bandar Seri Begawan capital
Brunei Darussalam National Day Celebrations in Bandar Seri Begawan capital 
(courtesy of Brunei National Day website)

source :
http://ykwang84.blogspot.com/2007/03/untitled-post.html

Brunei Darussalam National Day Celebrations in Bandar Seri Begawan capital Brunei Darussalam National Day Celebrations in Bandar Seri Begawan capital

Monday, 19 March 2007

Scenes of Gadong Brunei

Its been 5 days since bonous was out and the jam is still terrible in Gadong... and at the same time banners are up to mark Brunei's National Day Celebration. There Gadong Brunei sightseeing :

Gadong Brunei
Gadong Brunei
Gadong Brunei
Gadong Brunei
Gadong Brunei
Gadong Brunei
source :
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2007/02/site-and-scene-of-gadong-february-2nd.html

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Radio Televisyen Brunei New Building


Radio Televisyen Brunei New Building
Radio Televisyen Brunei New Building
Well, after more than one year of building this new and modern station, the new Radio Television Brunei (RTB Brunei) building is expected to be completed by this year...


Problem is, how are the staff going to stand the pugent smell which will be emitted from the 30 years old rubbish dump just next to the building???
Radio Televisyen Brunei New Building
Radio Televisyen Brunei New Building
Source :
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2007/02/new-rtb-building.html

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Lion Dance in Brunei Darussalam

Lion Dance in Brunei
Lion Dance in Brunei
Tourist attractions in Brunei, Chinese New Year is not complete without a dragon dance as it is believed to exorcise evil spirits and summon luck and fortune. This year, the "lion" didnt go all the way to my mum's house as it did last year, hence we know we are missing something.... :-)

Anyway, my friends who live in Chempaka at Jalan Tutong and Belait District reported many lion dances were preformed during the chinese new year. My friend in Belait had to pay $488 then they would come and perform at her house and i thought that was a tad expensive.

Yesterday, HSBC Bandar inform customers in the morning that they were going to have a lion dance in the Bank's permise at 2pm. My friend drag me to watch the dance because he hasnt watched a lion dance for many years, so I tag along.
Its was quite dissapointing to see the way the Lion Dance was perform at the HSBC Bandar premises because the whole even just lasted about 5-7 minutes!!! I dont think the Bank's boss was amused by the tactics of the lion dance troupe! And myself who havent really watch a lot of lion dance was also shocked that the whole dance only lasted for a short time.
Next time, HSBC better asked the Limbang troupe, I heard they are very good and its a money well spent.

Some Red Package (Ang Pow) issued by some private organizations in Brunei;
The Standard Chartered "red" packet is the best because the design is the best this year together with Great Eastern insurance red package.
There are a number of Chinese lion dance styles; the two most popular are the northern and southern.

Northern dance was used as entertainment for the imperial court. The northern lion is usually red, orange, and yellow (sometimes with green fur for the female lion), shaggy in appearance, with a golden head. The northern dance is acrobatic and is mainly performed as entertainment.

Southern dance is more symbolic. It is usually performed as a ceremony to exorcise evil spirits and to summon luck and fortune. The southern lion exhibits a wide variety of colour and has a distinctive head with large eyes, a mirror on the forehead, and a single horn at center of the head.

The Lion dance is often confused with the Chinese Dragon Dance, which features a team of around ten or more dancers. The Lion Dance usually consists of two people. (Wikipedia)

source:
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2007/02/lion-dance-in-brunei.html



Some Red Package (Ang Pow) issued by some private organizations in Brunei
Some Red Package (Ang Pow) issued by some private organizations in Brunei

Some Red Package (Ang Pow) issued by some private organizations in Brunei
Some Red Package (Ang Pow) issued by some private organizations in Brunei

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