|Sunset in Brunei is beautiful|
I had a rather interesting introduction to the country..I came in by boat, and for a change, I put 'singer' down as my occupation on the Immigration form (this isn't a lie - I do sing!). Well, the people at the desk stopped me because I didn't have a visa. I didn't have one because I'd been told that I could get one on arrival. Well, they took me into a side room and looked at my documents. Once they saw that I was a singer, they naturally assumed that I was rather famous back in Australia, and asked if they could have a photo with me! I said 'of course', and with that, my visa worries were over!. :)
Here is the other thing about Brunei. It really hard to find a cheap place to stay. I ended up in the only cheap hotel in the place, staffed by a pair of lesbians, which may or may not have doubled as a brothel. I'm still not sure about that....
Bandar Seri Bagwan (BSB) is the capital of Brunei. Its quite nice, with its lovely city mosque and water villages.
|The city mosque, lit up at night.|
Boats wait to take passengers across to the water villages. It should cost around $2 but the price goes up to $10 if you are a tourist.
|This boy thought that by flashing me a winning smile, he'd get me into his boat..........it almost worked.:)|
|And he tried the 'smooth' stare|
|Sunset over the water|
|Trees in the cemetery - ok so I ran out of things to do in Brunei :)|
Here are some photos of the same mosque, taken at different times of the day. The way the sky changes over the days makes a big difference to the way the mosque looks.
|This man insisted on a photo. He showed me around the mosque a bit.|