Things to do in Singapore: Brunei, Cruise Port Telephone Telephone (Legend Of The Seas), H2o Village

Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan)

Brunei is a really minor but really rich independent the world located on the northeastern coast of Borneo. Negara Brunei Darussalam is rich due to her stone oil reserves.  The caput of province is a Sultan, an absolute monarch.  The country's official religion is Islam.

Ordinarily, I wouldn't intend of bringing my identify unit of measurement to Brunei, fifty-fifty though every bit Singaporeans nosotros know as well as take away maintain read nigh Brunei.  Well, let's only state that at that spot isn't much to produce inward Brunei.  But, hey, this is the solely the world inward the basis where nosotros tin sack purpose our Singapore Dollars without converting!


Anyway, hither nosotros are, inward Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.  We decided to become amongst a send organized tour, to the Water Village (Kampong Ayer inward Malay) as good every bit the Negara Brunei Darussalam city.  It was a cloudy day.

 
This moving-picture demo taken from the 40-seater coach.  You tin sack run across a crew fellow member leading to a greater extent than or less other grouping of tourists, on a ship-organized excursion.

And nosotros depart the port on schedule.  That is the Legend of the Seas.  The port is a container port which didn't await really busy at all.

On the agency into port, to a greater extent than or less of the houses.  Brunei doesn't take away maintain a large population, slightly to a greater extent than than 400,000.

Not certain how much belongings costs inward Brunei.

Taken piece on the coach.  The tour guide was a local, ethnic Chinese origin.

The coach passing yesteryear the Parliament House.  Note that Negara Brunei Darussalam has an absolute Monarchy.  This article yesteryear the Telegraph is an interesting read.  Remember, when y'all Brunei, y'all cannot state negative things nigh the Sultan, the monarchy as well as the politics.  Otherwise, y'all volition take away maintain to behave the consequences.

These similar like decent apartments.

Our tour coach stopped exterior the Sultan's Palace.  We would live going inward to take away maintain a await from the outside. This was the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque.


The master copy Dome is covered inward pure gold.

From a distance, it looks really nice.



We were next our guide.  He was the chap holding the large minor placard amongst a number.  That number was our tour excursion number.

Yes, I retrieve now, nosotros were on tour number 5.

This was the entrance to the mosque as well as at that spot was an escalator.  But nosotros were non allowed to enter.

The guide telling us to a greater extent than information.

After a brief visit, nosotros headed dorsum to our tour coach.  There were at to the lowest degree iii coaches there, all from the cruise ship.

From the Mosque, it was a xv infinitesimal ride to the Water Village (Kampong Ayer).



See those boats?  We would live boarding them really soon.

We take away maintain only alighted from our coach.  We volition live boarding our boat from this jetty.

The long boat has pulled upwards to the steps.  Thankfully the river was non choppy, otherwise boarding the boat would live really dangerous.

I wondered whether nosotros could all gibe into the boat.

Good, they had life jackets.   Better rubber than sorry.

The boarding procedure was relatively quick.

The boatman was patiently waiting.  Notice to a greater extent than or less other boat behind.

We had boarded.  They had life jackets for kids too.  The boat could take away maintain the entire coach, to a greater extent than than forty pax.  That made things logistically easier.  One boat for 1 coach.

Our guide, seated at the forepart of the boat.  I did wonder intend of shout out for him to sit down within the boat.  If at that spot was a collision, he would autumn off!

The guide was talking to the cruise passengers.

We are on our way.

We were all enjoying the views.

There was to a greater extent than or less other jetty amongst passengers getting into the long boat.

This was to a greater extent than or less other mosque.

There was a yellowish boat inward the distance.  Wonder what that boat was for.

That's the Sultan's Palace.  It was non opened to public.  So this was the closest nosotros could teach to.

Waters were calm as well as the Sun was shining.

  

That looked similar a H2O pipe.

Bridges were built across the river.


We take away maintain live arrived at a river house.  All of us got off the boat as well as were invited into the house.

They had proper toilets as well as sanitation.  Looks similar they take away maintain built the sewerage arrangement out to these river houses.

In the house, nosotros got to sit down downwards as well as relish to a greater extent than or less home-made snacks.

We were also served amongst to a greater extent than or less tea.  It was a cool recess from the heat.


Many ceiling fans as well as standing fans.

Some of the 'kuehs'.  These were non unique to us every bit nosotros take away maintain similar cakes as well as tarts inward Singapore.


I got a fleck restless as well as decided to become exterior the boathouse for a walk.

All our shoes lining the entrance to the hall.

I stepped outside.

I had a await around.

H5N1 closer await at the cakes.


Looked similar cookies.

Some photos of the family.


There was this dyad only exterior the house. Tempted to cross.



I went on the bridge.  This is the sentiment of the boat trouble solid from the bridge.  I only realised that at that spot were 2 long-boats visiting the trouble solid today.

While on the bridge, I saw this boat speeding towards us.  It looked to live going really fast.

The boat zoomed correct nether the bridge.

My fry as well as her Grandpa, coming to bring together me on the bridge.

After nigh thirty minutes, nosotros were off again.  It was fourth dimension to caput dorsum to the coach.



As nosotros approached the jetty, I saw these iii coaches waiting.  All from the cruise ship, I think.

After the H2O village, nosotros visited a museum.  I didn't take away maintain many photos of that every bit nosotros were non allowed to take away maintain photos in 1 lawsuit nosotros went inside.  It was an interesting identify to see though.


This was a one-half solar daytime tour.  It was fourth dimension to caput dorsum to the ship.  The coach ride dorsum took nigh forty minutes as well as nosotros were dorsum really quickly.

The Negara Brunei Darussalam port wasn't a dedicated cruise port.  It was a container port.

Oh, all aboard fourth dimension was 3:30PM.  Anyway, since nosotros were on a ship's tour, at that spot would live no number amongst coming dorsum late.

H5N1 photograph of the port from the ship.



Oh yes, nosotros headed to the Windjammer to teach to a greater extent than or less ice-cream!  A cool recess from the really hot weather.


Note the Ice Cream machine opening hours.


Very brilliant sun!  Glad nosotros were dorsum on the ship.

This shot was taken from the Diamond Lounge.

 This was the sentiment from our aft cabin.


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