Thursday, 26 December 2013

Brunei Hotels : Accommodation all over Brunei Darussalam

One of the world’s smallest countries, Brunei Darussalam is made up of two parcels of land on the Malaysian Island of Sarawak. Surrounded and even divided in the middle by other countries, Brunei is the last remnant of the once large and powerful Srivijayan Empire. Stay in Brunei accommodation and explore the history of this unique South East Asian nation.

As well as being one of the smallest, Brunei is also one of the most resource rich countries in the world. As a result of these valuable underground stores, the landscape above ground has been kept remarkably intact compared to the rest of the region. Enjoy the spectacular rainforest backdrop while you stay in one of Brunei hotels, and explore a little deeper with a trek into the Ulu Temburong National Park.

The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, resides on the banks of the Brunei River. The river is an important channel of transportation for your stay in a Brunei hotels, with water taxis waiting to ferry you to the nearby sights of the nearby Malaysian towns. The main residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Istana Nurul Iman, can also be found on the riverfront.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Information of Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships to Foreign Student

The Government of Brunei Darussalam is offering a scholarship award scheme. Students undertaking the First Degree with Honours, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), Diploma of Health Sciences at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) are eligible for application. The Scholarship covers tuition fee, air-ticket, accommodation, food, book, baggage, medical and personal allowances.
  Detail information and application f Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships to Foreign Student form are available for download at 

  Enquiries on the scholarship offer can be directed at :

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Abdul Razak Hotel Apartments in Brunei

Abdul Razak Hotel Apartments in Brunei offer the luxury of a hotels, with the comfort and convenience of home. Located at the heart of the capital, the hotel apartment is designed for Residents and Guest s who prefer more privacy, homely atmosphere, quality and exclusive accommodation for gracious living.

Abdul Razak Hotel Apartments Located in the Jalan Tutong shopping area, five minutes drive from the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, in Brunei. Abdul Razak Hotels Apartments suite the long-stay requirements of tourists and business visitors.

Jalan Laksamana Abdul Razak
Km 2 Jalan Tutong BA1712
P.O. Box 175, Bandar Seri Begawan Negara Brunei Darussalam

10 minutes drive to Brunei Darussalam International Airport

Tel: 673-2-241536
Fax: 673-2-242301

Saturday, 16 November 2013


In the heart of the Capital

Ideally situated in the heart of Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, the Dar 2 boasts fully serviced apartments where you can enjoy easy access to the capital’s central business district and several of Brunei’s exciting tourist attractions.
These apartments include fully furnished bedrooms and kitchenette along with expansive living room areas. Leisure facilities are also available such as a fully equipped gymnasium, heated swimming pool, squash court, badminton court, futsal court, netball court and table tennis.

Lorong Gerai Timor, Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8511 Negara Brunei Darussalam
Telephone: +673 223 8900
Facsimile: +673 223 8909

Saturday, 26 October 2013

BRUNEI Holidays : The Green Heart of Borneo

BRUNEI Holidays...ooooh, there’s the Brunei Darussalam airport! ..oh wait, I don’t see a runway… oh that’s the Sultan’s house…Ah Brunei.  Something about it makes me feel like it should be in the middle east, a desert country.  It’s the name, it doesn’t sound Asian.  When I pictured ‘Brunei’ in my mind, I pictured sheiks and camels and sand… until I went to Borneo.  

brunei darussalam location

I only really paid attention to the fact Brunei is in SE Asia the first time I went to Borneo, a number of years ago … there it was, a little blip on the massive island, wedged between the two Malaysian provinces on Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak.  On a piddly few-week holiday, there was no time to stop in Brunei! who goes to Brunei?  But I always wanted to. I always wanted to get to each province/ country on Borneo.
From the first time I learned about jungles, I just had to see them.  When I learned about them in school, I pictured these magical places of Borneo and Sumatra and believed they would be just like Jungle Book! (I later also learned how mean Disney movies were to animals!) Oh how wrong that is.  Sabah and Sarawak’s jungles are almostly completely gone, half to palm oil, half to population and development.  Kalimantan, the largest area of Borneo, belonging to Indonesia, is also teetering on disaster.
kampong ayer brunei
I mentioned before that it is very possible for people to actually live their entire life on Borneo and NEVER see jungle.  So different from what I learned in school.  I imagined these places to be full of Moglis and there would be animals everywhere. Not at all.  People who live in cities in Kalimantan, who may never have reason to travel off of Borneo, which is not unlikely, probably won’t have much reason to go too far out of their own city.  And unless you fly, or can travel for hours, and hours, and hours by bus or car, you will never see jungle, just buildings, and palm oil. It’s mind-boggling to fly over this island for hours, and only see palm oil. The jungle is hard to find. 
kampong Ayer in brunei
The small areas left can barely hold viable populations of what is left of animals like orangutans who need large, large areas to maintain viable populations. And sometimes you see plantations encroaching in from all sides on a patch of jungle, and all I can think is ‘what happened to all the animals that were in there?’  they were shot, poached, stolen and sold, or starved to death, or burned in the fires, and the ones left in the little patches must be absolutely terrified.
brunei signboards
In Sumatra I’ve mentioned this similar issue, although most who live outside of the city have at least seen the jungle-covered mountains, even if they have never actually touched them.  But those who never leave the city, would also never see jungle.  Imagine living on Sumatra or Borneo and never seeing a wild monkey in your life? The only ones they’ve seen are going crazy trapped in some tiny cage outside a ‘pet store’ or outside someone’s house, or in one of the many god-forsaken zoos they seem to love here. Or imagine living here and seeing a wild monkey for the first time as an adult and being terrified out of your mind?  (I see this all the time in Bukit Lawang when the city-dwellers make big daytrips to the wild west to seim in the cleaner rivers) I suppose I’m a minority, but I don’t understand how some people can’t feel the fascination with jungle?
SOAS Mosque BSB Brunei
But then, there’s Brunei, known as the green heart of Borneo, and rightly so.  Brunei, rich on oil, doesn’t look like what you expect an oil-rich country to look like. I picture oil-rich, and I picture dust blowing in the wind. But no, Brunei, is oil-rich and green, so green.  Brunei is still 70-80% virgin rainforest, the complete opposite of it’s non-eco-friendly neighbours.  Brunei’s development is all close to the coast, and it’s inland jungles are pristine.  There are NO PALM OIL PLANTATIONS in BRUNEI!  This may be the only SE Asian country that can say this.  If you are someone who is turned off by the idea of visiting a “strict Islamic state”, you are missing out.  Alot of the reason this country is so interesting is the strict Islamic code mixed with a love for the environment and a love for opulence, that somehow all works together.
clock tower of brunei
Even the city itself is a strange mix of modern and old, opulence and simplicity, seen in the water villages Kampong Ayer Brunei surrounding the  harbours, where thousands of people live in makeshift wood-huts on the water.
But these wood huts have electricity, satellite cable, a/c. These water villages also have mosques, schools, stores, fire departments, everything you’d find on land pretty much.  And when a fire burned down 50 plus homes, the government rebuilt what look like water condos!  The only thing is the people like the bright colours of the originals over the muted tones of the water condos.  But hey, free houses!
sightseeing in brunei
What a difference from it’s neighbours.  Kalimantan is also oil rich, but it’s a disaster of poor planning and management, well there is no planning or management.  Indonesia is a free for all.  You want to set up an oil well here? go ahead.  You want to put a palm plantation here, go ahead… and soon, thereis nothing left and the money?  it’s gone with the foreigners who saw a great place to exploit people and environment for huge profits.  And the people, still poor.
SOAS Mosque Brunei
Where’s the money in Brunei?  Most is with the Sultan, but the rest is with the people.  This country is nothing like anywhere else I’ve seen in SE Asia. There is order, there are rules, there is calm, there is quiet, there are procedures, there is space, there is cleanliness!  Everyone drives nice cars, there are no motorbikes (I saw 1!).  There is no alcohol (illegal to sell alcohol), very few people smoke, no one litters, and there are consequences, harsh ones, to breaking rules…. when you have been in the SE Asia mayhem for any length of time… Brunei is like a twilight zone. 
sightseeing in brunei
Brunei Darussalam is NOT set up for very much tourism, it only started promoting tourism within about the last 10 years.  And it is definitely not set up for budget tourists and backpackers.  My poor little piddly daily budget was blown to shreds here.  Luckily for me, my piddly budget is still way more than what I actually need to live on in Indonesia, so I had a nice fat surplus waiting to be blown in some exotic oil-rich country!
The thing is, after you pay for your hotel, taxi, food… there is pretty much ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do in the city.  The capital of Bandar Seri Begawan pretty much shuts down by 6:00.  It’s just office buildings and mosques, a few shops and restaurants.
Coffin Boat ride to Temburong brunei
Coffin Boat ride to Temburong Brunei
But there really aren’t any people.  They work, and go home, in their nice cars.  It’s hard to see people! You can wander around the wide clean streets, but during the day, you will soon notice, you are the only one wandering (if there are other tourists around, you might see them… otherwise it will just be you wandering).  Why? the local people are working, and they don’t wander around in the day, it’s too damn hot! they drive in their nice cars. 
brunei canpoy
climbing the 700 sweaty steps to the canopy view. ya this is Brunei, they give you steps!
I could wander for an hour or two and I’d have to go back to my room, or an a/c refuge, it was really spectacularly hot and humid on the pavement.  But also, after walking a couple of hours, you will have pretty much seen everything.
 There are other towns outside the capital, where you can apparently see some people, but again, trying to keep my spending down, I stuck to the city and spent my money on heading to the jungle.
Yes, if you were to come here from home, you would probably be bored, think it was very odd and strange, and basically want to leave!  But, coming from other parts of SE Asia, this is a miracle that has to be seen!  Apparently Michael Jackson hid out here for a while at one time, excellent choice
brunei canopy
then you climb up here on Temburong Brunei Canopy
So as for the Sultan, one of the richest, if not the richest man in the world, valued at approx. $25 billion, he seems quite personable and obviously prides himself on keeping his country green. During ramadan, the peops are all welcome to his home to meet and greet him.
So as for the Sultan, one of the richest, if not the richest man in the world, valued at approx. $25 billion, he seems quite personable and obviously prides himself on keeping his country green. During ramadan, the peoples are all welcome to his home to meet and greet him.
brunei canopy
So what’s different for a citizen of Brunei compared to their SE Asian neighbours?  well, cars, homes and even trips to Mecca are subsidized.  They don’t pay personal tax (well, neither do people in Indonesia, but that’s just because they don’t want to because they don’t trust their gov’t), and healthcare and education are free. Yes, everyone is educated, and well-educated compared to their neighbours. The Sultan himself is very well educated, receiving international education and obviously also very well travelled.  The Sultan has implemented a forest police program to combat the illegal logging happening at their borders with Malaysia (yep, they just NEVER STOP!) This police force actually does patrol the borders, and they arrest people, and they fine them, AND they FOLLOW-THROUGH!  Indonesia has forest police, no one knows what it is they do though, other than take payment to break the law.  Yes, so what a difference some leadership, education, and clear sense of priorities can make.
temburong brunei forest
And for such a small population, this country has their own airline (Royal Brunei Airlines) and their own television station.  You just get the feeling everyone must know everyone.
A little info about the Sultan.  His home basically looks like an airport. had I known when I flew over I could have had an amazing photo, shoot!
brunei fauna
His home has 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms and a banquet hall for 4000 people. He spends 2.5 million a year on badminton lessons, the same on masseuses and acupuncturists.  He has 200 polo ponies that live in climate-controlled stables.  He has 5000 cars, yes, 5000, housed in 5 aircraft hangars.  He has 2 boeings.  He spends 100,000 per year on guards for his exotic bird cages.  And he has homes in Paris, LA, New York and London.  However, when I was in Brunei, he was there too because I saw him on TV!  It was the ASEAN annual meeting and Brunei was the host. (why is USA at this??)  I didn’t go to see his home up close because I’d have to take a taxi.. I just got a little peak from the water.   I had a great view from the plane coming in, but like I said, at the time I thought it was the airport!
brunei waterfalls
There is also a museum, which is pretty impressively large, in honour of His Majesty. no photos allowed, but it houses a mind-boggling number of lavish gifts to the sultan from other countries. It houses his winged chariot and coronation trinkets. There are many interesting photos of him with over the course of his privileged life with very flattering little comments. It was really quite an enjoyable museum.  Considering I’m not much of a museum buff unless they are for dinosaurs or ancient egyptian history… it was a thumbs up. But with all the goods in the museum, I can’t imagine what on earth he has left in his home? Perhaps his is more of a ‘minimalist’ when it comes to decor.
As for me, I mostly came to Brunei, well I ONLY came to Brunei, to see the jungle. 
Brunei has done such a good job keeping their jungle, it is just such a shame they are not a much, much, larger stakeholder of this island. These people know how to do it right and if they had more of it in their hands, the whole world’s lungs would be so much healthier.  But it’s not to be, so for now, at least there is something left.  Unfortunately, the surrounding devastation to the jungles in the Malaysia and Indonesia have done enough damage that orangutans were not able to survive in the jungles of Brunei, so you will not find them here.  However, the proboscis, also critically endangered, and found only on the island of Borneo, still live here.  The best fun for me in Borneo jungles, is you generally get to go by boat.  I hate boats, but I love jungle river boats! go figure.  The commuter boats are called coffin boats. They really zip around and do crazy 45 degree turns
I am happiest looking at jungle, I cannot get enough :) my jungle photos…
The proboscis still survive here, found only on Borneo. Famous for their big noses and fat bellies. Indonesians call them Monyet Belanda, or ‘Dutch Monkeys’. Pretty sure not originally meant as a compliment, but now said all in ‘good fun’ :o
 monkey of brunei
you can hire thes boats from the harbour. the drivers, some completely covered and madked to protect from the sun, will find you. tgey will give you the two finger circular wrist motion indicating ‘ I’ll drive you around for 20 dollars.’ good deal.
Brunei has a way to go to get tourists here, but I think if they promote eco-tourism, and just let people know they are here, people will come!  Jungle hunting has become a ‘thing’ for some.  It’s getting harder to find good jungle areas to visit, h and for those who want to see it, they will go.  I just think many people spending time in Sabah and Sarawak, looking for jungle, don’t realize they just skipped right over it!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Honda in Brunei

HAPPY Motoring Co Sdn Bhd Brunei recently launched the new car Honda Amaze during a ceremony held at its show room in Gadong.
Just like the saying “Good things come in small packages” the sedan-sized car delivers quality without compromising on price.
One of its many Amaze-ing features include safety. In the event of a collision, the Japanese car is engineered to minimise crash impact all thanks to the G-force control (GCON) and Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure.
The front and the rear body of the new Amaze is also equipped with pedestrian injury mitigation technology designed to absorb impact energy which protects occupants in any direction during a crash.
Other safety features include impact-mitigating head rests and a three-point ELR seat belt system with load limiters that preemptively tighten the belt to prevent the occupant from jerking forward in a crash while limiting the load placed on the chest area, Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) that prevents wheel-locking and enhances braking performance, dual SRS airbags.
In addition, the driver-side features the i-SRS airbag — the latest technology in airbags which gives better surface area, thus helping to cushion the driver from shock in a broad range of positions in potential collision situations.
According to the Managing Director of Happy Motoring, Loh Kok Sin, usually car users will only find these safety features in big cars but now, Honda has finally installed a few in small cars.
“Now it is more intelligent, especially the sensor present in the SRS airbag that regulates the deflation according to the occupants’ sizes and sitting positions,’’ he continued. Loh also said that the new Amaze is developed and designed to satisfy the needs of many customers in Asia, including Brunei because it is the perfect choice for customers who are looking for a sedan that is distinctive with full specifications and available in affordable prices. “More customers will be able to experience the joy of owning and driving a Honda car,’’ he continued. The new Honda Amaze also offers outstanding performance, achieved by a four-cylinder 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine that delivers a maximum output of 88 PS at 6000rpmand torque of 109Nm (11.2 kg-m) at 4600rpm.
It is also available in five-speed manual or auto transmission with optimised gear ratios, which offer excellent low rpm acceleration and smooth high rpm performance, delivering excellent fuel economy and nimble performance. The new Amaze also comes in five different colours such as Tafetta White, Crystal Black Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Urban Titanium Metallic. The vehicle’s design follows Honda’s “man maximum, machine minimum” concept, which is the basic approach the Japanese carmaker takes to car design — maximising the space available for people and minimising the space required for mechanical components.
The car also provides comfortable mobility in a wide variety of driving situations, from careful maneuvering on narrow streets and in traffic jams, to relaxed cruising on highways.
After the launch, Happy Motoring continued to “Amaze” their guests with a lucky draw that allowed them to bring back home electronic appliances from topnotch brands. For more information on the newAmaze-ing sedan car, kindly contact Happy Motoring sales persons at 2428328 (Gadong branch) or 3337228 (Kuala Belait branch).

Honda in Brunei

Happy Motoring Co Sdn Bhd
Simpang 137, Jalan Gadong
P.O.Box 593, Gadong BE3978
Bandar Seri Begawan
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673-242 8328 

Kuala Belait Branch
No. 10 & 11, Block A
Bangunan Hj Karim Dan Anak-Anak
Jalan Jaya Negara, Kuala Belait KA1931
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673-333 7228

Business hours:
Mon - Fri : 8.00am to 5.00pm
Sat         : 8.00am - 12.30pm

Monday, 2 September 2013

D'Anggerek Boutique Service Apartment

D Anggerek Service Apartment brunei
The heart of D'Anggerek Boutique Service Apartment is a comibination of spacious accomodation, comfort, and friendly service. All of its thirty-four rooms and suites are spacious and individually decorated, and equipped with amenities for your comfort. 

 Whether it is to enjoy a meal from the wide variety of food and beverage at Aranda Cafe, or to attend a conference at the Taman Desa Hall, or to just visit the beautiful sights and tourist attractions of Brunei Darussalam, D'Anggerek welcomes all travellers and visitors. 

Conveniently situated next to the International Convention Center, Brunei National Stadium (and its Indoor Stadium and various sport facilities) and the Government Ministries, D'Anggerek is also ideally located just a mere five minute drive away from the Brunei International Airport. 

D'Anggerek is ideally located only five minutes away from the Brunei International Airport, the Government Ministries, the International Convention Centre (Berakas), as well as the National Stadium and its various sports facilities.

Postal Address:
Kg. Anggerek Desa,
Mukim Berakas, BB4313,
Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Tel: 673-2-345 222
Fax: 673-2-345 333

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Car Rental In Brunei

Brunei Darussalam Car Hire Company
Looking for cheap car hire in Brunei Darussalam? Brunei Darussalam Car Hire compare prices for Brunei Darussalam car rentals from over 550 car hire suppliers.

Brunei Darussalam car rental provides you with a licence to travel wherever you want in Brunei Darussalam and this is a country that is definitely worth exploring. From its lively, vibrant cities to its spectacular rural landscapes, you?
ll never be short of inspiration when it comes to day-trips and excursions in Brunei Darussalam. The geography of the country makes it well suited to car hire touring. There are plenty of sights worth driving to, both manmade and naturally occurring, so you will never be short of inspiration for excursions.
A few selections are: Avis, Hertz and Qawi Enterprise and the cars available range from small saloon cars to luxury cars with daily prices starting at approx B$80.    
Car hire Companies :

·         Alamo Rent A Car (269) 382-2820
·         Avis Rent-A-Car (269) 381-0555
·         Basic Car Rental (269)382-2820  
·         Budget Rent A Car (269)381-0617
·         Hertz Brunei : +(673) 2 452244 / 2 453252 / 8 731621
·         Qawi Enterprise: +(673) 2 655550 

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Terrace Hotel Brunei's Best Value in Hospitality

Terrace Hotel in Brunei

Established hotel in Brunei capital; near sights and city centre; swimming pool; business and fitness centres.

Terrace Hotels is conveniently located in the heart of Brunei, making it popular for travellers wishing to visit the "Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures".

Eighty air-conditioned guest rooms. Each with private bathroom, colour TV, hairdryer, electronic safe, kettle, IDD telephone and refrigerator.
Close to the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei the capital city.

Terrace Hotel in Brunei features a fitness centre with floor-to-ceiling windows and a landscaped outdoor pool. It is a 10-minute walk from Yayasan Shopping Complex.

Terrace Hotel is prominently located on the edge of central Bandar Seri Begawan, just 10 to 15 minutes from Brunei Darussalam International Airport.

Walking distance to SOAS Mosque, HM Yayasan Complex and the Brunei Royal Regalia Museum.
Outdoor swimming pool in pleasant landscaped area.
Steamboat and nonya kueh are the specialities of our Cempaka Cafe.
Function room with karaoke.
Fitness Centre.
Covered parking.

GPO Box 49, Jalan Tasek Lama, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8670, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2243554, 2243555, 2243556, 2243557 Fax: +673-2227302

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Asma Hotel in Jerudong Brunei

Asma Hotel is located at Jerudong, in Brunei, close to Empire Hotel, Jerudong Park Playground and Royal Brunei Golf and Country Club. With its grand entrance and public areas, Asma Hotel it stands an impressive 7-storeys tall on Jalan Jerudong.  

Twenty minutes drive from the International Airport and central Bandar Seri Begawan, Asma Hotel is adjacent to the Jerudong Park complex of Playground, Polo Club, Royal Brunei Golf & Country Club, and Equestrian Park. These attractions form the basis of Intrepid Tours' Royal Experience  tours, rides and dining. 

The hotel coach shuttle service links guests to other attractions, and departure points for city tours, Ulu Temburong National Park, shops and other venues. Asma Hotels is very suited to family groups. 
This stylish three star hotel features an elegant interior and architecture. High standards of service and culinary expertise have helped establish Asma's popularity, especially with regional visitors, families and tourists. Equipped with modern facilities, a range of F&B outlets, and tastefully furnished guest rooms, ASMA hotel provides a cost effective holiday or business accommodation venue.

Asma Hotel is a relatively new addition to Brunei's growing range of hotels. With its grand entrance and public areas, it stands an impressive 7-storeys tall on Jalan Jerudong.

Twenty minutes drive from the International Airport and central Bandar Seri Begawan Asma Hotel is adjacent to the Jerudong Park complex of Playground, Polo Club, Royal Brunei Golf and Country Club, and Trijaya Jerudong Equestrian Park.

These attractions form the basis of Brunei's Royal Experience tours, rides and dining. Asma Hotel is an ideal base for making the most of Jerudong Park.

With a total of 172 guest rooms, there is always a room here for you. All our rooms are fitted out with electronic safes, colour television with satellite channels, tea and coffee mkaing facilities, mini bar and hair dryer. We also offer you 24 hour room service.
The elegant interior, modern architecture, fine service and culinary expertise have helped establish Asma's popularity, especially with regional visitors. Equipped with modern facilities, a range of food and beverage outlets, and tastefully furnished guest rooms ASMA hotel provides a cost effective holiday or business accommodation venue.

Adresse :
  • Lot 36204, Jalan Pertanian Luahan, Jerudong
  • BG3122 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Telefon+673 261 2218

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Times Hotel in Brunei

Times Hotel in Brunei is located within close proximity to Brunei Darussalam International Airport, International Convention Centre and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. It is 15 minutes away from Bandar Seri Begawan, and 10 minutes from Gadong and Kiulap commercial area.

Reflecting a combination of Comtemporary and Classic architecture, there are shopping areas at the ground and first floor, while the upper floors are hotel area and an indoor playground.

The hotels provides sleek and luxurious rooms fitted with cosy design and amenities creating comforts needed for an enjoyable stay in Brunei.

Its elegantly furnished accommodation with lavish facilities which guest can also recharge and rejuvenate after a long day by having a pampering massage at the hotel spa or relaxing at the outdoor Swimming Pool.
Tourist attractions in around the area include the Brunei Museum, Water Village, Jerudong Park Playground Brunei, Royal Regalia. Transport links such as the Hotel Transits, Taxis, or Travel Agent & Tours Services can be arranged at the front desk.

Contact Information
Times Hotel
2nd Floor, Times Square Shopping Centre,
Simpang 13-29, Jalan Berakas,
Kampong Jaya Setia Mukim Berakas 'A'
Negara Brunei Darussalam - BS 2713
Tel: (673) 233-7878
Fax: (673) 233-7879

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Stone Ville Hotel in Temburong Brunei

The Stone Ville Hotel in Bangar Town, Temburong District Brunei
STONEVILLE HOTEL is the FIRST established hotel in the most eastern part of Brunei Darussalam - Temburong

TEMBURONG'S first hotels, Stone Ville Hotel, recently opened its doors to the public, and is aiming to boost tourism and events in the district.

In an exclusive interview with hotel manager Jeffrey Rivera, he said that by having a hotel in Temburong, it helps to boost the local economy and by providing jobs to locals in the district. He said that one of the advantages of the hotel's location is that it is situated close to PekanBangar and the Temburong Jetty.

At the moment, the hotel has just finished setting up their operations, and has employed about 25 employees under its management. The affordable rooms are also one of the advantages that the hotel has, with rooms starting from $98.

One of the main customers that the hotel is targeting are government departments. Rivera said that there are quite a number of government events and meetings that are held in Temburong and recently, there were military personnel that stayed at the hotel.

According to Rivera, he said that their business success is dependant on customer recommendations and repeat visits which is why customer service is one of the important elements for this hotel to succeed. "Our philosophy is to ensure that every guest is positively satisfied with their stay at our establishment, and we believe that the warmth and our first rate service we provide, along with the clean and comfortable environment we offer, will go a considerable way in fulfilling out philosophy and ensuring value for money," he said.

Asked about the development of the Temburong Bridge, Rivera said that the hotel development is not linked to the bridge, but that it can help enhance the future developments that will come with the bridge development.

"Once the bridge is completed, the population flow between Bandar Seri Begawan and Temburong will increase," he said.

He said that once the bridge is built, there will also be an inflow of tourists coming to Temburong, because the district will be easier to access, and that the hotel will be able to accommodate both tourists and locals.

"No one can deny that tourism is one of the most important things for Brunei, because it has a role in the economy apart from oil, which also creates jobs," said Rivera, adding that the hotel hopes to "do its part to attract more tourists".

Rivera added that apart for hotel guests, Stone Ville will also be targeting business events to be held at the hotel, as it has a function room that will be able to accommodate most business and private functions.

"The main purpose of having a meeting room is to ensure that meetings are effective and purposeful by giving due consideration to certain things such as location," he said.

Telepon : +673 522 2252
Email :

The Brunei Times

Friday, 19 July 2013

The Centrepoint Hotel Brunei

The Centrepoint Hotel Brunei

The Centrepoint Hotel is situated in Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei, and features outdoor tennis courts and a fitness centre.
The Centrepoint Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan has a number of amenities including squash courts, an executive floor and an outdoor pool. Also on offer for guests are a kids pool, a hair salon and a coffee bar.

The air-conditioned rooms at the hotel are spacious and have a kitchenette, a refrigerator and a mini bar. Amenities featured in the rooms include bottled water, a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

The hotel's on-premises eatery provides an ideal option for guests wanting to eat in.

The hotel is situated under 10 minutes' drive from Brunei International Airport. Bandar Seri Begawan city centre is just an easy 10-minute drive away.

Centrepoint Hotel in Brunei has a reputation for elegance, quality and varied cuisine,  sports facilities and extensive conference and banquet services in a superb shopping location for business or leisure in Brunei.

The adjacent Centrepoint shopping and commercial area, along with the Mall shopping complex and a range of local and international style cafes and restaurants, provides many distractions for shoppers and business visitors in Brunei.

The Gadong/Centrepoint shopping area in Brunei is a large complex of shop houses with a diverse variety of retail and business oriented products and services. Computers, clothing, electronics, mobile phones, electrical goods, jewelry, homeware, CDs, DVDs computer software etc.

Plus numerous local style cafes, up-market restaurants, trendy coffee shops, money changers, bank ATMs, McDonalds and Pizza Hut. It is a very busy area in the evening and on non working days in Brunei as Bruneians families flood the area; it's got something for all the family.

This popularity can create traffic congestion and traffic delays. Allow ample time when planning transport to meetings, tours or the airport.
Centrepoint's function and banquet facilities offer a range of meeting venues,  trade show facilities and services. for Brunei.

The 'Gem Collection' function rooms incorporate high standards of facilities, including conference sets, overhead projector, slide/video projector etc.

Telephone: (+673) 2430430
Fax: (+673) 2430200
Abdul Razak Complex
Gadong BE3519
Bandar Seri Begawan
Negara Brunei Darussalam


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Orchid Garden Hotel Brunei

From the impressive lobby area through to the Cesar Grand Hall, the Orchid Garden Hotel Brunei provides you with a range of rooms and services that take away the pressures of business and travel.

The Orchid Garden Hotels Brunei provides meeting rooms and executive offices specifically catered for your business needs, no matter the requirements you may have. If you are looking for a more relaxed venue, why not try either of our lounges, where the emphasis is more casual.

Featuring a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a sauna, the Orchid Garden Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan offers guests a modern setting when visiting Bandar Seri Begawan. Some of the popular facilities provided at this 4-star hotel are a fitness centre, a Turkish steam bath and a spa & wellness centre.

The Orchid Garden provides a convenient 24-hour reception as well as a free shuttle service, 24 hour room service and a coffee bar. Business amenities include meeting rooms, function rooms and a business centre.

Rooms at the Orchid Garden Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan are comfortable and spacious, and feature a mini bar. Amenities featured in the rooms include a private bathroom, complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer.

The Orchid Garden Hotel's restaurant serves Chinese cuisine, along with a buffet or À la carte breakfast every morning.

The location of the hotel allows guests to easily reach multiple places of interest by foot. The staff at the tour desk will be happy to help you organise tours and activities during your stay in Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei. 
Orchid Garden Hotel
Lot 31954, Spg 9. Kg Anggerek Desa
Jalan Berakas BB3713
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 233 5544  Fax: +673 233 5444
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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Brunei Weather Forecast

The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Service (BDMS) is a section under the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ministry of Communications. 
BMS began his operation in the late 1950s at the Old Brunei Airport site. A Meteorological Station was later set up and observations were carried out to meet aviation requirements. Since then, the BDMS has developed into the national agency for the provision of meteorological service.

The BDMS is headed by the Chief Meteorological Officer and consists of 6 Units namely, the Administrative and Management Office, the Observation Unit, the Weather Services, the Climate Data and Information Centre, the Meteorological ICT Unit and the Development Unit.

Under the auspices of the DCA, the BDMS maintains a Weather Forecast Centre which acts also as an Aviation Weather Watch Office, equipped with amongst other things Doppler Weather Surveillance Radar and Satellite Images Reception System. BMS also operates a nationwide network of automatic meteorological stations enabling to monitor real-time weather conditions around the clock.

The Brunei Weather Channel provide a national and local weather forecast for Brunei cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage.


Where is the location of Brunei Darussalm Meteorological Department?
Weather Forecast Office of Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department is located at:
Department of Civil Aviation
Brunei International Airport BB2513
Negara Brunei Darussalam

The administration office; and Climate Services Division are located at:
Block B23
Anggrek Desa Flat
Negara Brunei Darussalam

What is the difference between weather forecast and climatological data?
Weahter forecast is the weather condition expected for a specified place (area, route etc)
and period of time.
Whereas, climatological data is actual weather data that has been recorded and archived.

Can anybody ask for the weather forecast?
Yes, anybody who wants to know the weather forecast can contact the meteorologist on
duty at Wather Forecast Office.

How can I get climatological data which are provided by Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Service?
You can get climatollgical data such as wind direction and speed, temperature and
rainfall by purchasing from Climate Data adn Information Centre

Do I need to bring my ID to enter the building of Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Service?
Yes, you are required to show your ID before entering the building.

What are the contact numbers if I wre to enquire on weather-related services?

Kindly, call the following numbers:
Administration : +673 2381342 ext 110
Weather Forecast Office : 114
Climatological Data : +673 2381342 ext 1888

For more information, please contact: 

Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications BB2513
Brunei Darussalam.
Tel: (673)2-381342 Fax: (673)2-343134

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