Category Archives: Brunei Darussalam

Placenta Tree

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The organic matter inside those plastic bags or bottles that are hanging in the mangrove are placentas. I suppose these are the placentas of the water village mothers as they cannot bury them (as what normally land people do).

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Sailing Toyota Vios

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Toyota Vios and Proton

Some water taxis (tambangs) in Kampong Ayer are personalized with automobile brand names and logos. In similar fashion, stickers, embellishments, or knickknacks associated with certain automobile brand have adorned some jeepneys in the Philippines.

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Red Ferrari

Tudung Dulang

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How beautiful this creation from dried dyed pandan leaves

It’s not a hat; it’s a dish cover. So colorful that it makes a pretty wall ornament as covering food to protect from flies isn’t a primary concern any longer. In the present times, screened houses render the usage of tudung dulang as somewhat obsolete.

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The making of tudung dulang and other traditional crafts are encouraged (even if used as wall ornaments and bought as souvenirs) just so the tradition won’t disappear and thereby preserving the Bruneian Malay culture.

Ayamku & Jollibee

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Malays attachment to fried chicken (ayam goreng) is so plain to see. Both in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo Malaysia, KFCs are everywhere and more popular than any other imported chains. Apart from fastfood chains, in the warungs, padangs and lesehans of Indonesia for example, ayam goreng is always there for you.

Brunei Darussalam has its own fried chicken chain. Ayamku Restaurant as what I’ve perceived is obviously close to Bruneians heart.

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Ayamku counter

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Fried spring chicken

But you know what, Bruneians have also this imported chain and it looks like the locals are in love with its fried chicken known as Chickenjoy that this particular chain has already 14 branches in their country (proudly claimed by the cashier in the picture below).

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Bruneians love Jollibee too

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She is proud to be a Jollibee crew

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1 piece Chickenjoy receipt

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Another branch of Ayamku in Bandar Seri Begawan, Kiulap address

Kampong Ayer Colors

The motley of house colors in this water village is quite pretty.
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Colorful alley

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A house with container garden

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Even the water taxi waiting shed is colorful

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