An Abode of peace

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joehobo joehobo
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An abode of peace Oct 29, 2010
Brunei Darussalam literally means an abode of peace and on an invite from friends I had made three visits to this tropical rain forest.It is a very small place but one of the richest in the world thanks to it's oil wealth.Native Malay's predominantly Muslim live in peaceful harmony with expats from neighbouring countries including Indians and Brits.There are christian churches and schools in the towns and no hassles in practising your religion.Occupied by the Japanese and relieved by the British Aussie and Indian troops during the world war the Kingdom is ruled by the Sultan.It has five districts an Airport connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. A wide network of roads connects it with Indonesia and Malaysia.There is no railway network so prepare your travels by road transport.You get to have a lot of hot sun around the 30c and seasonal tropical rains.Hotels are not difficult to find in it's major towns.The grand castle, luxurious hotels,a village on stilts above the backwaters, a market alongside a water channel,a musuem,many shopping centres and restaurants dot the capital city Banda. The Temburong national park with it's treasure of rare flora and fauna,the Anduki lake,the millennium monument, eco friendly canadian wood houses near Seria, the riverside cruise and beach in Kulaut belait are added attractions.You may not find a crowd any where you go except in the shopping centres and food courts.Be prepared for Chinese food and good continental food is hard to find.There are Indian restaurants in town too.You may also shop for ethnic sweet meats in local evening markets and if you care for good pastries walk around town for bakeries.If are searching for a great night life filled with booze go elsewhere for alcohol is not served or sold in the market. Visitors and Expats are permitted to bring in their Quota levels but none are allowed to drink in public.A nearby island Labuan may cater to such need.

Not much for revelry here because Brunei is quite and an extra ordinary abode of peace.
A mosque in Kuluat Belait
A monument depicting the Monarchy …
A fire accident in the neighbourho…
The Shell company enterance
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