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Centre Point Hotel, Abdul Razak Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Gadong, BE3519, Brunei

By on April 23, 2014 in Brunei with 0 Comments
Centre Point Hotel, Abdul Razak Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Gadong, BE3519, Brunei

Stayed at the Centre Point Hotel for three nights. The room was very comfortable and clean, and the hotel also served a very good breakfast. Fried breakfast Brunei style – fried spring rolls, fried rice, fried noodles, and fried bread The hotel is ideally located for one of the largest shopping malls in the area, […]

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Getting a Taxi (part 2)!

By on April 22, 2014 in Brunei with 0 Comments

This afternoon I decided to head out and explore a bit more of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The plan was to get a taxi from the hotel in to town (4 km) and then go to the Brunei Museum, and then catch a boat (B$15), which I had been told would take me around the […]

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Getting a Taxi (part 1)!

By on April 21, 2014 in Brunei with 4 Comments

I decided to explore the town this afternoon, and specifically to have a look at the ‘Venice of the East’ (more on that later). However, to get around I needed a taxi, so I got the hotel to order one to take me to a nearby park 3 km away, from where I was going […]

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Exploring Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, and ‘Venice of the east’

By on April 21, 2014 in Brunei with 0 Comments
Exploring Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, and ‘Venice of the east’

I had not been to Brunei before (well, OK, I spent 4 hours at the airport in the mid-90s changing planes to Perth) and so I was keen to have a look around, and one thing I had heard about was the ‘Venice of the east’. Downtown mosque Downtown mosque First sign of ‘Venice of […]

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Drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

By on April 20, 2014 in Brunei, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei was fairly uneventful and took just over 3 hours. The roads were generally OK, but as usual a little bumpy in places. One thing that did worry me was when the road seemed to vanish in to the air (it was a bridge)… Where is […]

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Off to Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia and Brunei

By on April 15, 2014 in Brunei, Malaysia with 0 Comments

I am off to Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia and Brunei for a few days. The reason for the trip is to visit a few schools (one in Sibu and three in Brunei) to talk to students about studying at University. Should be an interesting trip as I have two days free in Sibu, which means I […]

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