Sunday, 26 August 2012

Florist in Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Flowers and Hari raya

AMONG the shops that were busy serving their customers on the last day before Hari Raya Aidil Fitri yesterday was the flowers and tailor shops.

A florist at one of the flower shops in the capital said that the shop has actually been busy since the beginning of the week as customers made their orders of which were not only to be used for home decorations but also to lay the flowers on the graves of their loved ones. "We have been busy since last Wednesday," said the florist in Jalan Tutong in the capital.

She also said that the customers who came to the shop were not only those who celebrate Hari Raya, but also from different faiths who wished to send the flowers to heir Muslim friends.

Mastura Jaafar with her family members came to the shop to buy several stalks of fresh Daisy of different colours. She had made a plan to visit her daughter's graveyard on the first day of Hari Raya. "We always visit the graveyard to lay the flowers on the first day of Hari Raya," said Mastura.

Still at the same venue, another customer came to buy fresh Lily, which she said she would place them as a centre piece on her table. The type of flowers she bought, said the florist, would stay up to six days in the room with airconditioning.

A tailor shop in Gadong also busy serving their regular customers picking up Baju Cara Melayu and Baju Kurung (traditional Malay attires for man and woman respectively). 

The tailor, Imtiyaz Ahmad, said that he has been receiving orders since last July. "After the pay day last month, we never stop receiving orders from our regular customers," Imtiyaz said.

The customers have placed different orders from Baju Kurung to Baju Cara Melayu both for adults and children. "Two weeks prior to Hari Raya, my customers have been in and out to pick up their Baju Kurung or Baju Cara Melayu," he said. 

Usually, per customer will order more than one pair. "I have one customer who has ordered 15 pairs of Baju Cara Melayu and custom-made dress," he said, adding that the customer has picked up the orders few days ago.

In total, he said, he had received 400 of various orders since the beginning of Ramadhan. He and his two other colleagues, worked until predawn, to ensure that the orders were met.One of the shop's regular customers, Ahmad Afham Mohd Ramli said that he ordered three pairs of Baju Cara Melayu and three other pairs for his father. 

"I placed the orders about two weeks ago," said Ahmad Afham, adding that he would only need to buy the sinjang (a cloth wrapped around the waist; usually worn with the Baju Cara Melayu).

The Brunei Times

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

A Bit About Brunei Darussalam

SOAS Mosque

About Brunei Darussalam country, a small country located on the northern edge of the island of Borneo. Overlooking the South China Sea (if you are on the edge of the beach I wish to jump and in an instant had reached the Philippines .. LOL). The extent of land measuring approximately the Province of DKI Jakarta Indonesia (minus of  the Kepulauan Seribu).   

Brunei Area isdivided into 4 regions (a kind of district / province), namely:
• Brunei Muara (here lies the nation's capital Bandar Seri Begawan).
• Kuala Belait (here are mine oil & gas).
• Tutong (here a lot of beaches, one of which called Jerudong beach).
• Temburong (for here must pass through Malaysia. Should be Malaysian visa if by land, and do not need a visa when passing water / river).

Here are some sights in Brunei after've lived there for 1 year:
1. Traditional houses of stilt houses made of wood.
2. Alphabet pronunciation using English pronunciation. ie bi ci ei in ji ef .... ff. This is due to the influence of British who once ruled there. Bahasa 
Malay is the language of everyday life in Brunei, which is sometimes mixed with English vocabulary, eg kek = cake (bread); selipar = slipper (flip); kempen = campaign (campaign); KES = case (case).
3. Each house has a car 2-10. As poor-poor families in Brunei must have at least 2 cars. One for the wife, one for the husband, the other for alternating. Both adult men, women, all can drive a car. Because a lot of  the number of cars, the garage could be there in the front and back of the house. Garage fence need not be given or rolling door. Open and safe. nearly all absorbed in formal employment with a salary above 2500 Brunei Dollar/month /person. So if the husband and wife work have a minimum income of 5000 Brunei Dollar / month. That is just ordinary workers. If officials and experts could certainly double. Grandmothers and grandfathers who are not working and orphans can also benefit from the state.
4. Parking in public places (markets, mall, office) free. No guards and no ticket clerk.
. All set his car each with orderly.
5. If any pedestrian street, a distance of 2-4 meters from the car had stopped. Very polite yes. Pedestrian was also a bit anyway. May be in the word no pedestrians in Brunei. Motorcycles also have rare reply.
6. Gasoline prices about 30 Brunei cents per liter. Very Cheap, is Brunei citizenship benefits too.
7. Houses in Brunei large, multilevel facility and have air conditioning.
8. Children, teenagers, mothers, fathers like to see Indonesia following tv advertisements. Indonesia has a range of products sold there. Instant noodles, pastries, sweets, drinks, clothing, soap operas, songs, baby diapers, crackers, spices, soy sauce, cosmetics made in Indonesia there all.
9. Cooking oil is very cheap. They buy a large 5 liter packs. It costs 8 Brunei Dollar .
10. The price of rice and sugar are also low 12.5 Brunei Dollar / 10 kg. In 10 kg bags. Cheap food and clothing because there are no taxes and levies.
11. Populist side dish there is the fish of the sea. Mothers are very skilled cleaning fish belly. They are not afraid of her scuffed or scratched fins are sharp. Feedback from the time of the ancestors have been wrestling with the fish. While eyes closed like they could clean fish betimes, because skilled. But unfortunately limited in fry cook, burned or boiled. Others with culinary Indonesia which is very diverse. Can in a sweet-sour flavor, contrived dumplings, pempek, meatballs, Balado, pickled yellow, kalio, rendang, shredded, presto, brains, etc..
12. For those who like to fish, they do not have enough fishing line, but also has a boat engine. There is a fiber boat parked in the driveway ordinary. If you want to sail the boat pulled by car.
13. Because looking fish in the sea, fish course, you gain very much. Let not foul up in the house kept to the freezer. So in addition to a refrigerator 2-3, most of them also have a freezer.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Masjid Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen

Masjid Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen at Kampong Mulaut Brunei
About Masjid Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen 
The New Village Mosque 
at Kampong Mulaut Brunei Darussalam
Open by Sultan of Brunei Darussalam  on Friday  August 3, 2012, Friday.
 The mosque is located in Kampong Mulaut Brunei Darussalam, could meet the 1600 pilgrims

Masjid Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen at Kampong Mulaut Brunei

Masjid Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen at Kampong Mulaut Brunei

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Monday, 13 August 2012

Bukit Patoi Recreation Park is one of Brunei attraction

Bukit Patoi Recreation Park is one of Brunei Darussalam attraction that located within the Peradayan Forest Reserve, Temburong. 
The Bukit Patoi Recreation Park has many unusual cave and rock formations, and also home to a variety of readily seen wildlife such as Borneo’s native kijang (deer).
The high of Bukit Patoi is the 1.6 km from the land level and 310m (950ft) above sea level. 
We can see many unique natures like Batu Berdinding, Batu Tergengam and so on. It's takes around 2 hours to reach the Bukit Patoi's summit.  
Batu Berdinding Bukit patoi
Batu Berdinding Bukit patoi

Bukit Patoi Recreation Park One of Temburong attraction

Batu Tergengam Bukit Patoi
Batu Tergengam Bukit Patoi

Bukit Patoi Recreation Park One of Temburong attraction
Bukit Patoi Recreation Park One of Temburong attraction

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