Images of Brunei, Part III

Here is Part III of my Brunei photos.

Downtown Bandar from the Radisson Hotel

Downtown Bandar from the Radisson Hotel

The Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar, is surely worthwhile.

The Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar, is surely worthwhile.

The Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar, and the wide streets of BSB

The Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar, and the wide streets of BSB

The only parking garage in BSB

The only parking garage in BSB

Bandar's Chinese Temple

Bandar’s Chinese Temple

Streets of Bandar Seri Begawan

Streets of Bandar Seri Begawan

Street Sights of Bandar Seri Begawan

Street Sights of Bandar Seri Begawan

Tasek Lama Recreational Park's Waterfall (A wonderful park it is!)

Tasek Lama Recreational Park’s Waterfall (A wonderful park it is!)

Tasek Lama Recreational Park's Waterfall

Tasek Lama Recreational Park’s Waterfall

Tasek Lama Recreational Park's Playground (One of a Few)

Tasek Lama Recreational Park’s Playground (One of a Few)

The Radisson in Bandar, which was cheaper than the Brunei Hotel

The Radisson in Bandar, which was cheaper than the Brunei Hotel

Kampong Ayer, Bandar (Our last day had blue skies all around.)

Kampong Ayer, Bandar (Our last day had blue skies all around.)

More of Downtown BSB, Brunei

More of Downtown BSB, Brunei

Yayasan Shopping Mall

Yayasan Shopping Mall

More of Downtown BSB, Brunei

More of Downtown BSB, Brunei

BSB's Waterfront

BSB’s Waterfront

Around the Waterfront in BSB

Around the Waterfront in BSB

The Waterfront in BSB, Brunei and Kianggeh Food Stalls

The Waterfront in BSB, Brunei and Kianggeh Food Stalls

More of Downtown BSB, Brunei (DQ on the corner)

More of Downtown BSB, Brunei (DQ on the corner)

Kampong Ayer Water Village

Kampong Ayer Water Village

The Brunei Museum in Kota Batu

The Brunei Museum in Kota Batu

We Assumed This Is a New Mosque

We Assumed This Is a New Mosque

We Assumed This Is a New Mosque, a Gorgeous Structure!

We Assumed This Is a New Mosque, a Gorgeous Structure!

The Ministry of Finance Building, Bandar (It seemed that each ministry had its own amazing building.)

The Ministry of Finance Building, Bandar (It seemed that each ministry had its own amazing building.)

The Ministry of Finance Building, Bandar

The Ministry of Finance Building, Bandar

The Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar

The Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar

Bandar in the Evening

Bandar in the Evening

Tamu Kianggeh, Bandar

Tamu Kianggeh, Bandar

The Chinese Temple, Bandar against a Modern Parking Ramp

The Chinese Temple, Bandar against a Modern Parking Ramp

Wide Lanes of BSB

Wide Lanes of BSB

Youth Complex, Bandar

Youth Complex, Bandar

Around the Polo Grounds, Jerudong

Around the Polo Grounds, Jerudong

Park and Apartment Complex during a Friday 12-2pm prayer time (nobody milling about)

Park and Apartment Complex during a Friday 12-2pm prayer time (nobody milling about)

The Seaview Hotel, Kuala Belait

The Seaview Hotel, Kuala Belait

Hotel Room Directional Signal (i.e., this is the direction to Mecca/the Kabbah, which Muslims pray towards five times a day)

Hotel Room Directional Signal (i.e., this is the direction to Mecca/the Kabbah, which Muslims pray towards five times a day)

The Oil and Gas Discovery Center, Kuala Belait

The Oil and Gas Discovery Center, Kuala Belait

The Oil and Gas Discovery Center, Kuala Belait, Interior

The Oil and Gas Discovery Center, Kuala Belait, Interior

The Oil and Gas Discovery Center, Kuala Belait

The Oil and Gas Discovery Center, Kuala Belait

Company Housing, Kuala Belait

Company Housing, Kuala Belait

Road to Labi Sights

Road to Labi Sights

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10 Responses to Images of Brunei, Part III

  1. Maro Gonzales says:

    Thank you Mike for this blog. You truly a big help to people who want to know Brunei more.

    • vagabondwithfamily says:

      You’re welcome, Maro. Good luck with your travels there or with whatever pursuits that drew you to look at the pics I’d posted of Brunei!

      Best,
      Mike

  2. These pictures are beautiful. I am considering visiting Brunei later this year, but wanted to know what else there is to see and do and what the country actually looks like. Thank you!

    • vagabondwithfamily says:

      Hi, Felisa. I really do believe that Brunei is worth a visit, but I always emphasize that one person’s trash is another person’s collectible, especially because I recall vividly reading some blogs that highlighted how boring they thought the country was. My family, with two adults and two small children, found it interesting enough for about nine days of travel. With that said, nightlife was nearly zero, from what I could tell, with one cafe in the downtown capital open late, so if you are into that, I’d take caution. However, we also met a few locals through CouchSurfing.com who took us around, brought us to the markets, etc. Great times. I’d just do as much research as possible. Good luck!

      • A bit late, but thank you so much for your reply. I visited Brunei at the end of November last year. I was only there for a four days, and predominantly for a wedding so didn’t get to see as much of the sights as your family did. As you said there really is zero nightlife! Had I not been taking part in a wedding, I would have been pretty bored in the evenings. That being said I had a wonderful time and think Brunei is definitely worth a visit. I would probably advise tying it in with a trip to another country within SEA if you can.

      • vagabondwithfamily says:

        Good to know you made it! Pleasant memories of a fine place. Yes, not the nightlife capital of the world, but I’ve been there, done that. Happy travels!

  3. Ruzanna says:

    Hi there! Nice pics! Btw the building with the blue dome is not a mosque. It’s the Legislative Council building

    • vagabondwithfamily says:

      Oh! Thank you for telling me! Sorry about the confusion. We didn’t meet anyone who knew about the building, and one woman told us it was a mosque! Oops!

      Thank you for looking at the pics!
      MJB

  4. Ching says:

    Fantastic photos, Kay. Brilliant. I’m going to share your blog with my friends here in the States.
    Hope to see you on our next trip out. Hugs, Ching

    • vagabondwithfamily says:

      Thanks for the comment, but I am Mike! Kay shared them on her FB, but I’d taken the shots in Brunei when we visited two weeks ago. I’d appreciate you sharing, nonetheless!

      From Taiwan,
      Mike

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