A typical weekend

Actually for many, there are two weekends in Brunei. One falls on Friday and the other on Sunday, since we work on Saturdays here. But on Fridays, a lot of shops and restaurants are closed between noon and 2pm. So if your typical weekend involves sleeping and waking up late, Sunday’s your weekend. We’re definitely … Continue reading A typical weekend

There’s no market like an open night market, aka a Pasar Malam

Go For: Taste of inexpensive indigenous Bruneian  food. Pasar malam is a Malay word for night market. However I prefer to still call it pasar malam because the Malay word stands for something very local and of indigenous nature that perhaps cannot be captured by the English translation. In Brunei , pasar malams are very special because … Continue reading There’s no market like an open night market, aka a Pasar Malam

A quiet dinner in a Chinese setting at I-lotus

Go For:  Good ambience, quiet surroundings and “kosong pao”  I’ve seen the signage for I-lotus, without any glimpse of the actual restaurant, on the detour of Rimba Jati, whenever we drove on a highway leading to Jerudong. It’s unique because it’s relatively far away and stands far from other restaurants and malls. And it is. … Continue reading A quiet dinner in a Chinese setting at I-lotus

Unforgettable experience not to miss: A day trip to Temburong Ulu National park

Go for: A taste of pristine rainforest, a moderate workout and a chance to take an unfettered dip in a waterfall. An easily  accessible and developed destination is to witness unspoilt wilderness in Brunei is to visit Tempurong Ulu National Park. We checked with local organised tour operators for the itinerary.  The prices vary depending … Continue reading Unforgettable experience not to miss: A day trip to Temburong Ulu National park