In my last full day in Kuala Belait the three of us planned to do a walk to see a waterfall but unfortunately Gunnar didn’t feel too well so we had a long lay in and relaxing day instead, popping out during a movie to take pesky Esky for a beach walk in the opposite way to before to check out the local beach-based hotel which had a nice view.

Gunnar, me and Esky on the beach

Gunnar, me and Esky on the beach

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It’s Party Time

May 2, 2009 · 3 comments

A gathering (the term/idea party doesn’t really exist here) of over 10 people in Brunei requires a permit, and alcohol is not for sale in the country generally too, so I was interested to see how the expats and locals managed to host one. The solution is to Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


The internet. Probably the best invention ever. With it I am able to bring you this blog and arrange to meet up with interesting people. Such as Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


As I had limited time in Brunei I got myself up and forced myself to walk around. It wasn’t actually too bad on flat floors (thankfully Bandar Seri Begawan is mostly flat). I did struggle with stairs though, thanks a lot Mount Kinabalu!. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


Ferrying about

April 29, 2009 · 4 comments

Waking up at 6am after climbing a mountain is no joke. I managed it and got the ferry to Labuan Island. The trip was a couple of hours long but quite comfortable, I was surprised I didn’t sleep this one through, on the TV they showed a documentary of an 80s German pop group.

‘Is this some kind of joke?’ an Australian couple were asking each other in front of me. I knew it wasn’t, Malaysian’s do seem to have odd tastes in music. Fortunately they made up for that by playing Bruce Lees the way of the Dragon afterwards.

Kota Kinabalu to Labuan island boat

Kota Kinabalu to Labuan island boat

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