Thursday, May 28, 2009

Life in Brunei - Relax + some excitement

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Brunei is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. The total population of Brunei Darussalam is about 400,000 of which around 130,000(satistic taken from wikipedia) live in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. Other major towns are the port town of Muara, the oil producing town of Seria and its neighboring town, Kuala Belait.

I was staying in Seria, during my 2 weeks stay. Seria is the heart of the oil industry in Brunei, and also the site of the first commercial onshore oilfield discovered in Brunei. The town sits atop the Seria Field, which was discovered in 1929. There are numerous 'nodding donkeys' in and around the town and this has become the unofficial symbol of the town.

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Zheng, a friend came with me from Singapore for a 2 days stays. Taken on the day we arrived.

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Sun rise @ Seria beach

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My parent, with a sunset backdrop of seria beach.

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On 14 May afternoon, we went for a walk at Sungai Liang Forest Reserve. Following easy nature trek in the forest reserve to see the various plants of the tropical rain forest. During the trek, we saw the sky was getting darker and we decided to end the forest adventure earlier as not to be caught in the rain.

On the way back to Seria, I suggested to visit Lumut Beach. What a Surprise!!! We saw 2 water tornado while we reached the beach. The 'tornado' only appeared for less than 10 minutes. I was able to grab a few shots of the rare scene...

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2 'Water tornado' spoted from Lumut beach...

1 comment:

Rin 。 said...

the photo where ur parent look and each other and smile. makes me feel what a couple should be like:

that is to live and grow with each other! love always too! :)

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