What can I find to say about Brunei? Hmmmm, this may be a short entry… I got a boat from KK to Pulau Labau, an island just off Brunei, a duty free area of Malaysia. I had to wait there for a couple of hours, just enough time for a bite to eat and a very cheap beer. Another boat brings you to the port about 25 Km outside the Brunei capital, Bandar Seri Bagawan, where myself and 4 other travellers crammed into a normal-sized car to get a ride into the capital. He dropped us for a quick walk up to a waterfall en route, and didn’t even drive off with our luggage!
I checked into a wonderful hotel, sharing the cost of the room with a Danish guy from my cab, which was good as this place has a relatively high price tag for this part of Asia, with the room being about 40 quid. Off we went for a wander to see the, errrrr, sights. There’s a mosque
and a water village, supposedly the largest in the world
There’s not much left of this place. You can just make out the squat toilet, still in situ on the raised section of the plinth
And, that’s about it…. Nonetheless, despite the lack of things to do, I enjoyed spending a night here, it’s different and worthy of a swift visit I think. Having lunch by my rather nice hotel pool whilst waiting to head off to the airport and KL