Brunei in 5 Photos

Whilst in Malaysian Borneo (Sabah and Labuan) during my 5 month journey through South East Asia, I could not miss visiting the oil rich Sultanate of Brunei. This small country, wedged between the Malaysian states of Sabah and Serawak is an interesting and unique place to visit. So off I headed from Labuan island by ferry, then bus to the Brunei capital of Bandar Seri Begawan

Before you go, Malaysians will warn you there are only mosques to see and you cannot drink alcohol but I can assure you there is much more to Brunei than just that and the people are friendly and happy to see you! From Bandar Seri Begawan to Ulu Temburong National Park, I will let my 5 photos do the talking…

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan the capital of Brunei is named after the 28th Sultan who initiated the construction of the mosque which was completed in 1958
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque at dusk in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei is named after the 28th Sultan who initiated the construction of the mosque which was completed in 1958 (March 2018) – The first National Mosque of Brunei
The massive royal parade chariot which carried the 29th and current Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during the commemoration of his Silver Jubilee in 1992 - Royal Regalia Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan
The massive royal parade chariot which carried the 29th and current Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during the commemoration of his Silver Jubilee in 1992 – Royal Regalia Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan (March 2018)
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque at dusk in Bandar Seri Begawan
Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque at dusk in Bandar Seri Begawan (March 2018), is named after the 29th and current Sultan – The mosque was completed in 1994 after six years of construction to become the second National Mosque of Brunei
Little Egret in Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei
A beautiful Little Egret in Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei (March 2018)
Jungle canopy walk in Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei
High atop the jungle on the canopy walk in Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei (March 2018) – it was quite an adventure to get here from Bandar Seri Begawan, taking a speed boat, van, long boat then hiking in! Then you must climb metal scaffolding stairs up to the towers and platforms high above the jungle floor – the highest tower is 60 metres tall!
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bama says:

    I remember waking up really early to take some photos of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque at dawn. I only stayed for a few days in Bandar Sri Begawan and didn’t go to the national park. Plus the Royal Regalia Museum was closed during my visit — I just happened to be there at the wrong time.

    1. Deano says:

      That happens. There have been many times I have wanted to attend a place, museum etc. and they are closed – always an issue where website, social media updates etc. are a very distant second thought!

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