Monday, 31 December 2012

Brunei Darussalam The Home Of Rainforest

brunei waterfalls

The island of Borneo is synonymous with raw, unspoiled nature and Brunei, situated in its heart, is a shining example of natural beauty.
More than 70% of Brunei Darussalam’s land area is covered by primary rainforests, which the government has taken great strides to protect.
The Government of Brunei has acted to conserve some 32,000 hectares as forest reserves and allocated 50,000 hectares for national parks which are some of the finest in Asia.
Tourist attractions in Brunei, Mangroves, natural hatcheries of marine life, are also plentiful and unspoiled and house abundant forms of plant and animal life unique to Borneo.

But perhaps Brunei’s most distinctive advantage is that all of its natural attractions are within easy reach of the contemporary luxuries of the capital, meaning that you never have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy untamed wilderness.
Nature lovers will definitely be spoiled in Brunei Darussalam Travel. Pristine rainforests, unspoiled coral reefs, mangrove-covered islands, white sand beaches and accessible nature reserves offer visitors a dazzling array of ecotourism options.
In Brunei Darussalam Travel, visitors can have the unique opportunity to walk in the rainforest canopy which houses an abundance of birds, plants, micro fauna and mammals, such as the rare Bornean proboscis monkey, making up one of the world’s richest and most diverse ecosystems.
They can also stroll around the hauntingly beautiful lakeside walkways of Tasek Merimbun or relax on the turquoise shores of Muara beach without the crowds of other Asian destinations.

Brunei Darussalam Travel is also home to some of Asia’s best nature reserves and field study centres, such as the world famous Tourist attractions in Brunei, Ulu Temburong National Park and the Kuala Belalong Field Study Centre, both of which offer an exciting array of ecotourism and adventure activities.
Indeed, the longboat ride down a winding jungle river, surrounded on all sides by pristine rainforest makes the journey as much of an adventure as the destination itself.
With few tourists around, nature lovers will appreciate having this untouched paradise all to themselves and may explore at their own pace, returning to lodgings in the capital when they have completed their visit, or staying in more primitive forest lodgings nearby.
Furthermore, with Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan next door, they can spend weeks uncovering Borneo’s magnificent natural beauty, using Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan as a gateway

Source :
http://www.tourismbrunei.com/category/nature/

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Brunei Holidays : Enjoy Brunei Darussalam in Adventure Activities

brunei forest

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dari: http://iniliriklagunya.blogspot.com/2012/07/lirik-lagu-jkt48-baby-baby-baby.html#.UUPtjCI7ujs
salam kenal ya :)
Brunei Holidays - Tourist attractions in Brunei,  From mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, sport fishing interesting fishing spot, wreck and reef diving in the South China Sea, to jungle hiking on well-maintained trails, the ecotourism and adventure options in Brunei are endless.
Enjoy the thrill of riding a local longboat up the rapids to the nation’s various national parks scattered throughout the nation’s four districts.

Learn to raft — whether whitewater or on a tranquil jungle river, rafting in Brunei can be a fun experience for all ages, beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.
An overnight tour allows visitors to truly experience Brunei’s pristine rainforests up close, with more time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Sunset and sunrise are when the jungle really comes to life. Hiking and camping are an unparalleled way to enjoy the early morning misty rivers, soaring birds and the noise of wildlife waking to the morning light.
brunei river

At the Temburong National Park, a two-night tour offers visitors the opportunity to tailor their own personalised itinerary of venues and activities.
Visitors wishing to explore the jungle wilderness may opt to spend their two nights deep in the National Park, while those looking to experience Temburong’s indigenous lifestyle attractions may choose one night at either the Bangar Lodge or Rainforest Lodge and one night at the National Park.
While in the park, you’ll be immersed in the jungle sounds, smells, and the awe-inspiring feel of total remoteness.
Walk in the rainforest canopy at dawn or sunset for a once-in-a-lifetime view of the earth in its purest form. Return to the comforts of the capital after an adrenalin-rush of rafting down the Temburong River.
Meanwhile, at Selirong Island in Brunei Bay, the Brunei Forestry Department has installed elevated walkways through the mangroves which criss-cross some of the many waterways that penetrate the island, offering an up-close view of some of Borneo’s famous wildlife and nature attractions.
Lets Enjoy your Brunei Darussalam travel!

Source :
http://www.tourismbrunei.com/category/nature/

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Batang Duri in Brunei Darussalam


 brunei Batang Duri camp
Batang Duri camp
Pictures of Batang Duri, one of Village in Brunei Darussalam and you find the National park.

Tourist attractions in Brunei. Batang Duri is the name of an Iban longhouse in Temburong District in Brunei. It is located 17 km south of Bangar. From Batang Duri, you can take the boats that go to the Kuala Belalong Rainforest Field Studies Centre.

You are allowed to visit the longhouse. If you do that, pay respect and introduce yourself first to the penghulu (chieftain). Remove your shoes before you enter. Batang Duri longhouse also provides overnight accommodation, preferrably if you prearrange with a tour operator.


Getting There
You can take a taxi from Bangar for B$15.00 or get a tour operator to make the arrangement for you

source :
http://www.asiaexplorers.com/brunei/batang-duri.htm

brunei Batang Duri wooden bridge
Batang Duri wooden bridge
brunei Batang Duri River
Batang Duri River
Brunei Batang Duri Trandie Marina Resort
Batang Duri Trandie Marina Resort
Brunei Batang Duri Signboard
Batang Duri Signboard
Brunei Batang Duri
Batang Duri

Friday, 28 December 2012

Layong Pictures in Brunei darussalam

tourist attractions and sightseeing in Layong town Brunei Darussalam

Layong town in Brunei Darussalam

Kampong Tanjung Maya Layong brunei
Kampong Tanjung Maya Layong


Kuala Abang Layong Brunei
Kuala Abang Layong
Lamunin Layong Brunei
Lamunin Layong
brunei Layong Road

brunei Layong Road
Layong Road
brunei Layong Road

brunei Layong Water pipe
Layong Water pipe
Welcome to Layong brunei
Welcome to Layong

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Culture in Brunei Country

 brunei people

About Brunei's Darussalam culture mainly derived from the Old Malay World, a territory which covered the Malay Archipelago.
Brunei’s culture is therefore deeply rooted in its Malay origins, which are reflected in the nation’s language, architecture, ceremonies, and customs governing daily life.
Though various foreign civilisations have played a role in forming Brunei’s rich brief history, the traditions of the Old Malay World have left an indelible mark on the culture of modern Brunei Darussalam.

Today, Bruneians are predominantly Malay, though significant Chinese, Indian and indigenous Bornean populations add to the cultural makeup of Brunei.
Brunei’s blend of cultures, customs, beliefs and customs is therefore very similar to that of Malaysia. The nation’s official language is Malay, but English is widely spoken by most of the population, and most signs in the country are written in Roman script.

If Malay traditions are Brunei’s cultural root, then Islam is its heart. The nation’s Malay Islamic Monarchy is a uniquely Bruneian blend combining the best of Malay culture with the teachings of Islam and a mutual respect between ruler and subjects.
This national philosophy is aimed at forging a stronger sense of identity as well as fostering unity and stability, and it forms the backbone of Bruneian cultural identity.
While Brunei is indeed a devoutly Muslim country, the national philosophy is one of respectful tolerance, allowing for the practice of other religions and beliefs.

Source :
http://www.bruneitourism.com/

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Where to Eat in Brunei Darussalam

 brunei cuisine
Share Options for eating out in Brunei Darussalam travel,  range from informal and casual eateries to more established restaurants and haste cuisine.There are Tourist Food attractions in Brunei :

Hawker-Style Food
Hawker centres offer fine local delicacies at very reasonable prices. Favourite dishes include Brunei traditional food, satay, noodles, rice, whole roasted chickens, grilled fish and steamboats.

brunei cuisine

Hawker food can be found along the Brunei River in downtown Bandar Seri Begawan, and in a purpose-built complex next to Jerudong Park. 
The Persiaran Damuan park on Jalan Tutong is well known for its popular steamboat dinnersand satay. 
In Gadong, there is an indoor hawker centre on the ground floor of Yaohan Megamart - which offers a variety of food ranging from quiche to sushi! 

Restaurant Dining - Asian

Gadong has a good mix of restaurants offering Asian cuisine. This includes Chinese, Lebanese, Indonesian, Indian, Thai and Japanese food, as well as speciality outlets for seafood and Nyonya. Many are family-run enterprises with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. 

Downtown Bandar also has many kedai makan (local eateries), and good seafood restaurants can be found along Jalan Muara and in Muara town. Tutong, Seria and Kuala Belait have a good and varied selection of restaurants. 

Chinese cuisineis especially popular in Brunei, and there are many fine authentic restaurants. In Gadong the Emperor's Court and the Szechuan Dynasty are renown, as are the Jade Garden in the Riverview Hotel and the Phong Mun in downtown Bandar. 

Restaurant Dining - Western

The major hotels all have cafes which serve a mixture of Asian and western meals, and sumptuous value-formoney buffets. Deals Restaurant in the Sheraton Utama specialises in very high quality nouvelle cuisine. The Buccaneers in Kuala Belait serves excellent British fare in a tudor-style setting. 

Fast Food

Fast food has really caught on in Brunei. Pizza Hut, KFC and MacDonalds Brunei all have outlets in the city and atJerudong Park. Jollibee, Sugar Bun and Express Burger are local equivalents. 

Please note that the public sale and consumption of alcohol is prohibited by law in Brunei, therefore restaurants do not sell alcoholic drinks. 
Most restaurants open until about 9.00 or 10.00 pm, and reservations may be required at weekends, especially in hotels and the larger Chinese restaurants. 

source :
http://bruneirestaurantreview.blogspot.com/

Monday, 24 December 2012

Pictures of Tutong in Brunei Darussalam

Share some pictures of tourist attractions in Tutong Brunei Darussalam

brunei Tutong Beach
Tutong Beach
brunei Tutong Beach
Tutong Beach

brunei Tutong Beach
Tutong beach
Merimbun Lake in Tutong Brunei
Merimbun Lake in Tutong
Pizza Hut in Tutong Brunei
Pizza Hut in Tutong
Merimbun Lake in Tutong Brunei
Tutong lake

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Seria Town in Brunei Darussalam

 brunei map

Share the Seria, Sheria  is a town in the Belait District of Brunei Darussalam. Its full name is Pekan Seria (Pekan is the Malay word for "Town"). Seria was originally known as Padang Berawa which is Wild Pigeon's Field in Malay. The name "Seria" comes from the river located very near where oil was first discovered in the area in 1929. Official correspondence by the people that made the oil discovery stated that it was found in "Seria", and thus the name of the area became known as "Seria".

Seria Location
Seria (Brunei Darussalam) is location on the Belait District, in the mukim of the same name. The municipal town center is set in grid that is bounded by Jalan Tengah and the Seria Arena to the north, Jalan Lorong Satu Barat to the east, Jalan Bolkiah to the south and Jalan Lorong Tiga Barat to the west. It has an area of 0.603 km²
The suburbs of Panaga are located to the west of the town while Kampong Baru is located to the east of the town.
The administrative capital of the Belait district, Kuala Belait is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the west and is linked to Seria by both road. Mukim Labi, also in the Belait district is located to the east of Seria and the national capital of Bandar Seri Begawan is about 100 km to the north-east.

Seria, Brunei Brief History
The first commercial oil well was spudded in 1929 in Padang Berawa on the west bank of the Seria river (Sungai Seria).
Seria area was gazetted as municipal area in 1936. The town came under the authority of the Kuala Belait Sanitary Board which also had responsibility for the municipal area of Kuala Belait.
The first landing of the Japanese invasion force during WW2 in Borneo was at Seria where the Left Flank of the "Kawaguchi Brigade" came ashore about 04.40 on the 16th December 1941, nine days after Pearl Harbor. They were faced with a scene of devastation of the oilfields due to "Operation Denial" carried out by employees of the British Malayan Petroleum Company (now Brunei Shell Petroleum) and the 2nd Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, and British Army Royal Engineers. The invasion force continued oil drilling units and restoration of the oilfields began immediately under Sato, Chief Engineer. Over the next three years the Japanese restored production to nearly pre-war levels, the activity being hectic as other sources of supply to the Japanese war machine were closed off, so much so that most of the oil fuelling the Japanese in the last 6 months of the war came from Seria. Operation "Ha-Go 2", the Japanese denial exercise commenced on 10 June 1945, the day of the Australian liberation forces landing at Muara. The fires could be seen 100 km out to sea. When the Australian 9th Division as part of Operation Oboe Six eventually entered Seria on the 29th June, the situation was chaotic, with 38 oil well fires, demolished buildings and wrecked installations. By the 17th August, when American Fire fighting teams (Patton and son) arrived, 26 of the fires had been put out by oilfield staff assisted by a Detachment of the Australian Royal Engineers. By November, production was restored, albeit stored in temporary tanks, and oil export to Lutong recommenced on the 11th December 1945.
Seria was also one of the centres of a small rebellion against the monarchy on December 8, 1962, which was suppressed by the British Army. This event became known as the Brunei Revolt.
Under the rule of His Majesty the late Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin, the town blossomed as commercial buildings such as the current shophouses along Jalan Sultan Omar Ali.

source :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seria

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Bandar Seri Begawan The Brunei Capital City

jamee ashr Hassanal Bolkiah mosque
Vibrant, yet peaceful. Both modern and timeless. 
A fusion of majestic opulence and traditional respect.
About Bandar Seri Begawan is the Brunei Darussalam Capital city, the centre of Brunei’s commerce, finance and government.
In many ways, it is also the heart of Brunei’s cultural landscape, housing some of the
nation’s most revered landmarks.
The Capital city of Brunei’s breathtaking Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a stunning tribute to the nation’s deep-rooted faith, while the truly Bruneian Kampong Ayer water village offers a glimpse of the nation’s quaint Asian charm.
Beneath Bandar Seri Begawan’s lavish adornments, gold towers, sparkling fountains and colourful mosaic tiles, lies a city steeped in quiet respect, grounded in Islamic tradition, and exuding a sense of peace that makes it one of Asia’s most distinctive capital cities.

Why They Love Brunei? Because….

soas mosque
Golden Mosque of Brunei
Photo from Flickr page of Mr Syaf

About Living in Brunei Darussalam, Delwin Keasberry, more popularly known as @BruneiTweet in the Brunei Darussalam internet community, asked fellow local netizens to tweet and share their love for their Brunei Darussalam country:
@BruneiTweet Tweeps, complete this sentence: “I love #Brunei because…” 8)
And below are some of the answers given by Brunei Darussalam twitter users which reveal a lot of things about Brunei society and its people:
@suzaneeena: I love #Brunei cause it's peaceful, not so polluted, and not to mention…the variety of cheap $1 food we can get!!
@AlHudaaRose Tweeps, complete this sentence: “I love #Brunei because it is a peace country, where we can eat a lot of halal food :-)
@MiQy98 ilove #Brunei because we have awesome food & people which are getting awesome-er day by day
@ninactor I love #brunei because it's home and the culture – especially the food, is simply wonderful, also the people.
@Gold_Book_BN: I love #Brunei because Brunei has an ability to develop their people & country. So, LIKE us..
@AzemahARRR Complete this sentence: “I love #Brunei because…”" If anything ever happens, the whole nation's thoughts are with you.
@debbietoo I love Brunei because the people here are some of the most welcoming and warm people in the world.
@anakbrunei I love #Brunei because it is a moderate country which does not impose its will upon its people regardless of race or religion.

@Ajul_mna@ There is no place like HOME
@ashfarizi Complete this sentence: “I love #Brunei because…”” of the people and peace! plus nasi katok.
@sazikalman Because there is no place like home. Its cheesy but its true! RT @BruneiTweet Complete this sentence: “I love #Brunei because…
@HqahAmin it's the green heart of Borneo :-) “@BruneiTweet: Complete this sentence: “I love #Brunei because…”"
@DiyyDiyana I love #Brunei because it's peaceful. Hence, “abode of peace”
@sarahwaffles @BruneiTweet I love #Brunei because it's an exotic place. Friends from overseas hardly heard of it & would love to come visit.
Lastly, @trylobyte reminds everyone to keep Brunei a remarkable nation:
@trylobyte I love #Brunei because of the reasons already mentioned. Now let's work hard to keep it that way so we can continue loving it.
Meanwhile, a Love Living in Brunei Darussalam Pinterest page was set-up to pin photos exhibiting the beauty of Brunei Darussalam.

source :
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/12/16/i-love-brunei-because/

Friday, 21 December 2012

Rampayoh Brunei Darussalam in Pictures

tourist attractions and sightseeing in Rampayoh town of Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Rampayoh Playground
Rampayoh Playground
Brunei Rampayoh Traditional House
Rampayoh Traditional House
brunei Rampayoh Bridge
Rampayoh Bridge


House in Rampayoh brunei
House in Rampayoh
brunei Rampayoh Forest
Rampayoh Forest
brunei Rampayoh paddi field
Rampayoh paddi field
brunei Rampayoh waterfalls
Rampayoh waterfalls
brunei Rampayoh

brunei Rampayoh

brunei Rampayoh

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Brunei Darussalam International Schools

British International Schools

Share information The International Schools in Brunei Darussalam :

British International Schools

The International School, Brunei
Accredited by Council of International School
Head's Name: David G. Taylor
E-mail: director@isb.edu.bn
Web site: www.isb.edu.bn

Contact:
P.O. Box 192, MPC Old Airport Road,
Brunei Darussalam BB3577
Tel: 673-2-330-608
Fax: 673-2-337-446
E-mail: enquiries@isb.edu.bn
Web site: www.isb.edu.bn

Jerudong International School, Brunei
Head's Name: John Price
Email: john.price@jis.edu.bn
Web site: www.jis.edu.bn

Contact:
P.O. Box 1408, Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2-411000
Fax: 673- 2-411-010

source :
http://www.alloexpat.com/brunei_expat_forum/international-schools-in-brunei-t1187.html

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Harley Owners Group (HOG) Brunei


Harley Owners Group (HOG) Brunei
About Harley Owners Group (HOG) Brunei Darussalam Chapter get-together...
Its Harley-Davidson Owners Group Brunei Chapter & part of the international HOG communities with over 1 Million members worldwide.

Harley-Davidson Anniversary  at Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club
 Preview of Harley-Davidson Anniversary 
at Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club
Harley Owners Group (HOG) Brunei

Harley Owners Group (HOG) Brunei

The Harley-Davidson Owners Group (HOG) Bike Show was held last night along Jln Sultan.
It was organised by HOG Brunei Chapter. Some 30 Harley-Davidson owners participated & not as reported by the local english daily newspaper. Some things never change I guess...

source :
http://ryozoom.blogspot.com/2008/04/row-of-harley-davidson-bikes.html

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The New Brunei Currency

 brunei ringgit 
Pics Courtesy of ranoadidas com

Just Share, Thank goodness Brunei Darussalam had signed an FTA with Japan to lower Japanese car import tariffs, and currently for SGD40k or less, it is sufficient to purchase a brand new family car and some SUVs.

By the way, Brunei and Singapore had launched a new currency $20 polymer notes to celebrate 40 years of currency interchangability. It was especially hard to find the notes with His Majesty on the front side, as I had only seen it on TV.
brunei dollar
Commemorative Notes - Both countries share a common design on the reverse side, with only differences in crests

Seemed like there is also a new $1000 note from Brunei currency . Didn't managed to see it in circulation though. (Note to GHOST : Gathering postponed to July 20th)
singapore dollar

brunei dollar
New $1000 notes 
courtesy of polymernotes org

Brunei Dollar

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