Travel diary: a weekend in Brunei

A country rich in culture, beautiful architecture, amazing food and kind locals.

I recently spent a couple days in Brunei, with low expectations but was in for lots of surprises.

A lot of you guys may not have heard of Brunei as I know many of my friends back home had not either. Brunei is actually a neighbouring country to Malaysia where I currently live, with a population of less than 500,000 which is almost the same number as my town back home in England. Upon arrival, I noticed the beautiful mosque on the right side of the airport entrance and the famous Jollibee restaurant chain on the other side which was where we had lunch.

In my short time there, we visited a couple of the most iconic mosques such as the gold tipped Omar Ali Saifuddien and visited the theme park, beach, horses at the Royal Polo Club. We saw the insanely awe-striking Billionth Barrel Monument which my friend told me was built to commemorate the billionth barrel of oil produced. It interestingly looked like a gigantic engagement ring.

We also briefly visited and took some photos outside the Royal Palace though we could only view it from the outside, it still looked magnificent.

As one of the richest countries, Brunei is also a beautiful country with friendly locals, clean streets and delicious cuisine. Staying with my friendโ€™s family, it was easy to get around and see the famous land marks. While there was not an awful lot to do in Brunei, it was perfect for a long weekend as there was just enough to keep me busy. I really wanted to see Prince Mateen but sadly my life isnโ€™t a cute Netflix film. I do think however Brunei is definitely a country I will pay a visit to again! Maybe I will see him next year ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you guys enjoyed learning a little about this beautiful country.

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  1. Rach DiMare
    November 30, 2018 / 1:14 am

    Wow it is really beautiful there! Thanks for sharing your travel with us!

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 30, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thanks for reading Rach! And honestly, Brunei is stunning!

  2. Helene Goldnadel
    November 30, 2018 / 6:22 am

    Brunei has the attractions lying in abundance in terms of picturesque and one of a kind spots. You would come across prehistoric treasures and primeval reserves.

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 30, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Agree on that Helene! Beautifully said!

  3. Miguel Gouveia
    November 30, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ˜€ Seems to be an amazing place to visit, my dear ๐Ÿ˜€ cool photos!Really? But I can't find on my GFC follower :DBtw, following you back on insta! :DNEW OUTFIT POST | BACK TO BLACK! Instagram โˆซ Facebook Official Page โˆซ Miguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 30, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Thanks Miguel! Love your blog! ๐Ÿ˜ป

  4. Yee Kok Siong
    November 30, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Beautiful place. A trip to Brunei can bring you tons of experiences and memories.

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 30, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Agreed! Thanks for reading!!

  5. Il bello per me home & beauty
    November 30, 2018 / 9:03 am

    posto meraviglioso *_*

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 30, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      Sono d'accordo! Grazie ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Simone, Little Glittery Box
    November 30, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Brunei looks very beautiful! Unfortunately I've never been, it's definitely worth a visit.xx Simone Little Glittery Box

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 30, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      For sure! Lovely little country. Thanks for reading, Simone!

  7. Natassia
    November 30, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Looks like you had a great time there!!(also.. have been playing Xmas tunes already!)YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

    • Asha Hirsi
      December 1, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Glad I'm not the only one playing Christmas music already haha. It's okay now though, since its finally December!

  8. Jenifer
    November 30, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Great post! Your pictures are absolutely stunning!xx Jenifer

    • Asha Hirsi
      December 1, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Thanks, Jenifer! Glad you enjoyed it!

  9. CL King
    December 1, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    One of the richest countries in the world, Brunei is famous for the extravagant lifestyle of its Sultan.

    • Asha Hirsi
      December 1, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      I know, and you can really tell by visiting that it's a very rich country too haha

  10. Paola Lauretano
    December 2, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Really beautiful… I would like to visit your country!Kisses, Paola.Expressyourself

    • Asha Hirsi
      December 2, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Haha, Iโ€™m actually from the U.K but yes, I totally recommend Brunei ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ashhirsi
      December 7, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Glad you like it!

  11. December 6, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Sounds like a fun trip, and you got some great photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I’ve heard of Brunei I’ve never been!

    Hope that you are having a good week! I had a night out with friends last night which was a lot of fun and a much needed break! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • ashhirsi
      December 7, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Glad you had fun that night, Mica! Thanks for reading!

    • ashhirsi
      December 7, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Glad you liked the look of it!

    • Asha
      December 7, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you Johana

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