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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson, a resident of Singapore and a diluted 'ang moh'! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

BRN: The Empire Hotel and Country Club

Jerudong, Brunei

Taking approximately six years to complete, The Empire Hotel and Country Club (5*) first opened its doors to the public on 16 October 2000. It's said that the grand resort is "synonymous with Brunei, reflecting the country's majestic and cultural heritage."

Friday, August 18, 2017

BRN: Pasar Malam Gadong

Jalan Pasar Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Daily: 3.00pm - 12 noon

Said to be Brunei's most popular night market, although I've got no idea of any other night markets around, Pasar Malam Gadong offers a huge variety of food and drinks, as well as a small selection of clothes and other stuff.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BRN: Bandar Seri Begawan Downtown

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The capital city of Brunei used to be called Bandar Brunei until 5 October 1970. That was when the city was renamed to honour the previous ruler, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, who abdicated in favour of his eldest son, Hassanal Bolkiah, and subsequently took the title of 'Seri Begawan'.

Monday, August 14, 2017

BRN: Kampong Ayer

Brunei River, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Kampong Ayer (lit. Water Village) is the largest water settlement in Southeast Asia. Separated from the mainland by Brunei River, it comprises a total of 42 villages, housing approximately 10% of the country's total population at the point of writing. Antonio Pigafetta, a scholar and explorer from Venice, Italy, dubbed it the 'Venice of the East'.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

BRN: Tasek Lama Recreational Park

Jalan Tasek Lama, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Sat-Thu: 6.00am - 6.00pm
Fri: 6.00am - 11.00am, 2.00pm - 6.00pm

As the lung of the city, Tasek Lama Recreational Park is one of the oldest nature reserves in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The serene tranquility of the park makes it a popular spot for locals to jog or simply go for a walk to get fresh air.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BRN: Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Jalan McArthur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Today's short post is on what's considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific region. Named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital city of Brunei was completed in 1958. I personally took all but two photos featured in this post.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

BRN: Royal Regalia Building

Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Sun-Thu: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Fri: 9.00am - 11.30am, 2.30pm - 5.00pm
Sat: 9.45am - 5.00pm

Situated at the heart of the capital city, the Royal Regalia Building, paradoxically with its rather unassuming exterior design, houses a vast collection of articles belonging to the Sultanate. It was officially opened to the public on 30 September 1992.