Night In BruneiI first heard the name of (state) is called Brunei as a child, from TVRI (Televisi Republik Indonesia)-rather than the weather report of Indonesia and the surrounding area. usually referred to there, "Bandar Seri Begawan sunny, or cloudy, or ..."yes, the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam. a small country town of the beautiful, which only a few times before (10-14 des 2009) I visiting and I want to share about Brunei Darussalam. I mean beautiful, perhaps more to the well-organized city / country in good governance, which at least a glimpse of just a few days it looks very striking in landscapes: roads and localization of residential and office buildings, shopping centers, also in the discipline of its citizens to the rule of driving on the highway, and others. I think, rightly "Darussalam" pinned to him, reflecting the well-being and prosperity.
Rainbow in BruneiThe first impression that comes is a wide street at once deserted. deserted because of the time I came, was a Friday night means the night holiday in Brunei, and from what I heard, Friday and Sunday is a holiday, the country will be quiet on a holiday for many of its citizens vacation in Malaysia, the country nearest neighbor .night was an exhausting night with the rain swept streets rinai. Our trip, I went with a friend in order to meeting the archipelago of letters to-15-day long, since from banjarmasin, jakarta, kuching, miri, to the Brunei border at approximately 10 o'clock before the lid border is a journey that finally made me fall asleep briefly, after wondering (small talk) a bit on the pickup of the committee in Brunei, in the back of pickup.We stopped briefly at a stall eat / drink a kind of cafe that I forgot his name, on the outskirts of town to the hotel before we lodged: Abdur Razak hotel apartments. we were treated to tea pull of some committee, which warms the atmosphere quite cold that night.The first day, our Friday prayers in mosques jamee Asr Hassanal Bolkiah magnificent; with towering minarets, a dome of pure gold plated, the mihrab were so; the room in such coolness, which wudhunya where I should sit down first before the water comes out (for wearing the sensor system of the body, more or less so), and in the vast courtyard in a beautiful garden I was fascinated in such a way: Subhan Allah, this is the most beautiful mosque I've seen so far!there is an interesting story about the Friday sermon that brought the preacher. it is said, the sermon which was read to us on that day in the mosque, is also another sermon at a mosque preacher read the other on the same day. he said, that the kingdom set up what should and should not be spoken to the audience so as not to cause differences in viewing Darussalam. but, of course I can not prove it, because it is not possible for me to listen to sermons at mosques as well as two at the same time.I could imagine the leadership of Suharto in the very country I love when friends are listening to the story. but of course I must not give judgment in terms of how the king to instill values in society. as far as my view, Darussalam (country / place of peace) is the grand necessity in a small country that is organized and well organized.from the mosque we had lunch at a restaurant in the building neat shops (I can not remember the names of streets and Tempatan here, every building has a name that some of them seemed named for the owner) on the edge of the beautiful river winding. There are two things that I observe here, first I must eat what is available in a buffet and not have to count, because the calculation is perkepala / person and not a per-item side dishes that I took. second, after I get out and hang out for a moment by the river in a building open to the careless (or similar), while waiting for friends to spend their food, the more I realize that in Brunei there is no building (houses and the like) in the coastal rivers as in banjarmasin; coastal rivers, the trees are left lush with whatever it's name and type.I was also invited to see the kampong Ayer Brunei, which she says is the forerunner of the first residence of Brunei. pole buildings with solid-wood legs in the middle of the river, like an island of timber buildings interwoven with each other. Ayer village people simply put the train (car) they are on land, the compound in such a way as to suggest a place to sell cars on the coast, and then go home to use wood-bodied boat to their island. a lovely settlement of the land!evening, the opening event on the board of songket, international rizqun magnificent hotel, by the sultan's son, a very noble young pengiran series abd your majesty. Hajj Malik Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Ibni mu'izzaddin waddaulah. and I think this is what makes this so Darussalam organized and well-being, obedience to the sultan and a tremendous tribute to his family, which in such a way as is seen in how they treat the sultan's son on the show. he, who was very young-about my age, came greeted shalawat, was hailed in such a way, kissed her hand and lifted up, even by older people though of it. This event was so solemn and full of grandeur.walakhir, there is no gap that I can see and declare about the ugliness of this country. This is Brunei Darussalam, a small country the beautiful, the streets, the buildings, the people-the way they were disciplined in such a manner without visible supervision by police and a parking in the drive and put the car, also the discipline of his time in such a disordered and prosper. I do not know the city ....home from Brunei, through and miri kl (only in the airport only), then to Jakarta, and ending in the beloved city, in the sense of fatigue there was only a dream: a city so orderly, somehow in motion ....