Sunday, 25 May 2008

Pictures of Chinese Temple in Brunei

Is the above pictures that of Visiting Brunei Town's Chinese Temple? It should have been taken when the Allied or Australian forces freed Brunei from Japanese Occupation.
Chinese Temple in Brunei
Chinese Temple in Brunei
The current location of the Bandar's Chinese Temple
Brunei Muara Chinese Temple
Muara Chinese Temple on Chinese New Year's Day
Brunei Muara Chinese Temple

brunei Prawn Crackers
Must have items for CNY - Prawn Crackers... 
Brunei have one of the best prawn cracker in the region... 
depends on where you buy it I guess...
 Bandar Seri Begawan Chinese TemplePraying for good luck at the Bandar Seri Begawan Chinese Temple, 
the day before Chinese New Year
 Bandar Seri Begawan Chinese Temple
 Bandar Seri Begawan Chinese TempleFrom young, they have to be taught....
source :
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2008/04/chinese-temple-in-brunei.html

Chinese Cemetary in Brunei

 Chinese Cemetary at Muara Brunei
Just Share about Brunei Darussalam, There are several Chinese cemetery in Brunei Darussalam, a testimony of how long the Chinese has been part of Brunei's society for such a long time.
                                                                    Top and botton:
                                             The view from the Muara Chinese Cemetary
  Chinese Cemetary at Muara Brunei

 Chinese Cemetary at Muara Brunei
 Top and bottom: 
The view from the Tasek (Tasik) Chinese Cemetary 
(within the Tasek Recreation Park, Bandar Seri Begawan)
 Chinese Cemetary at Muara Brunei

Chinese Cemetary in Brunei

Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Above: Some of the tombs at the top of the hill.
Bottom: Some of the damaged pictures in the cemetery complex.
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Another damaged tomb....
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Above: To protect from soil erosion...

The Chinese Cemetery on the "other" side of Brunei River could be the oldest Chinese cemetery in Brunei (or the Tasek Chinese Cemetery could be the oldest). In order for descendants to pay respects to their ancestors who were buried there, they must hail a boat from one of the many boats cruising in the Brunei River.

The cost per person to go to the other side of the Water Village is just 50cents. According to a colleague of mine, to ask for the whole boat will just cost about $10 to $15 and to pay more than that for the whole boat is already too much. Problem is that, he told me this after I have taken the boat ride to see other interesting things in the Brunei River and I have to pay double the price, i.e. $30!

Nevertheless it was the first time for me to go and visit the Chinese Cemetery at "Tui Bin Kang" (The other side of the river), though the name of the village where the Cemetery is located confused me... its either Kg. Bebakut, Kg. Sungai Si Amas or what?... I have to check this up...

Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Above: The entrance to the Cemetery is littered with rubbish... mostly washing machines...
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
The view from the top of the Cemetery...

Chinese Cemetary in Brunei

Since this Saturday is a public holiday, it is a very good day for the people to come and clean the graveyard of their departed family members. Its good to see that despite the different income gap in existence then and now, many Chinese family still remember and honour their ancestors just like generations before... such practise should continue so that our future generation would know our culture and roots and understand who are present and past relatives were..
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
The Christian cemetary is just next to the Chinese cemetary...
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Many Christian in Brunei are chinese and they also follow the Chinese tradition of visiting 
and cleaning the cemetary during Qing Ming...
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
A private family graveyard
Chinese Cemetary in Brunei
Offering to the deities...
source
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2008/04/chinese-cemetary-in-brunei.html

Monday, 12 May 2008

Brunei Holidays : Bukit Teraja in Brunei Darussalam

Bukit Teraja Kuala Belait Brunei
Bukit Teraja is located about 87km from Kuala Belait town, Brunei Darussalam. It is one of Brunei Holidays -  tourist attractions in Brunei, of the natural (Beauty) yet to be discover in Mukim Labi. You have to get to Rumah Panjang Teraja which is located at the far end of Mukim Labi. One of the natural beauty found in Bukit Teraja is the Waterfall and ‘Wasai’. It takes about 45 mins hiking from Rumah Panjang Teraja Mukim Labi and you have to be physically fit to reach the waterfall and ‘Wasai’.

A special budget was allocated to developed Bukit Teraja to transform it to a recreational centre similar to Wasai Wong Kadir which is now under the maintenance of Jabatan Alam Sekitar dan Taman Rekreasi (JASTRE).

Last Sunday personnels from the Belait District Office headed by Awang Haji Mohamad bin Haji Abd Rahman went to Bukit Teraja to have a closer look at the natural beauty of the area.

Reputed to be one of the highest hills in the Labi area, Bukit Teraja rewards the climbers with fine views over the Baram valley to the north and and Gunung Mulu.

source :

http://hsrmalek.blogspot.com/2008/04/bukit-teraja-is-located-about-87km-from.html

Bukit Teraja Kuala Belait Brunei

Bukit Teraja Kuala Belait Brunei

Bukit Teraja Kuala Belait Brunei

Bukit Teraja Kuala Belait Brunei

Bukit Teraja waterfalls Kuala Belait Brunei
Bukit Teraja waterfalls Kuala Belait Brunei

Bukit Teraja waterfalls Kuala Belait Brunei
Bukit Teraja Kuala Belait Brunei

Friday, 9 May 2008

Cars Accident in Brunei

Cars Accident
About Cars Accident in Brunei Darussalam,
On the top one the sample of cars accident.
It happened during morning rush hour along Jalan Tutong near Arabic School..
These were just 2 of the cars involved..

Cars Accident
The accident as it happened a few minutes ago..
I'm sure they all still arguing right now!
So, be careful, beware, do save yourself  and others!

Source
http://ryozoom.blogspot.com/2008/04/cars-accident.html

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Scene of Muara Town

The Maulud Nabi (Prophet Mohammad's Procession) procession in Muara Town
The Maulud Nabi (Prophet Mohammad's Procession) procession in Muara Town
Tourist attractions in Brunei, Muara Town used to be busy with activity, but ever since the expansion of the Muara Port, the resettlement of the Kg. Majid Lama residents and possibly more police and army personnel living out of Muara area, the town became more quiet.


The expansion of Muara Port where the previous plan was to engulf the whole of Muara Town doesn't seemed to be materialized since the idea was mooted out and talked about for the last 20 years... Will the next 5 years realize that plan or maintain Muara Town as it is, remains a question.

Brunei Muara Town
Brunei Muara TownThe old petrol kiosk
Brunei Muara Town
Part of the original structure of the old shophouses (probably built during the 1960s) and the new ones (3 storey high) after a huge fire burnt 6 rows of the shophouses in the 1990s.
Brunei Muara Town
The old veg and fish market... only the fish market is still open though with only one or two fishmongers selling their fish there (the rest now go to Serasa Beach to buy their fish as fishermen made makeshift table to sell their fish fresh from the sea). As for the tamu, many moved out because infront of the petrol kiosk, the govt built a new tamu (below), apparently either the rent was cheaper or dont know what's the reasons, many prefer to go to the tamu below.
brunei muara Town
brunei muara Town
Above the "new tamu"
brunei muara Town
Towards the Muara roundabout, near to the fire bridgade, is the construction of Muara Town's tallest building. A flat supposedly built for the army personnel as the policy is now to move army personnel away from the camp (not to live in camps coz of security reasons). That's why some people say, to invest in shophouses is not good anymore as its better to built flats and rent it to the government... hehe... on the opposite side of the road, is the new Muara Town library which is just next to the Muara Town post office.
brunei muara TownNext to the new flat is the new shophouses, built on the land used to belong to the Lai family...
brunei muara Town
Source :
http://phoenix4bn.blogspot.com/2008/03/muara-town-ii.html

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