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 friend’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 isn’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 😉
Hope you guys enjoyed learning a little about this beautiful country.
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P.S. I wrote this listening to Christmas tunes, is it still too early? haha