Top 5 Reasons Why I want to visit Brunei!

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Top 5 Reasons Why I want to visit Brunei!

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I’ve always thought that Brunei sounded like a pretty amazing place to visit, but now I know that I have to go after meeting Jan Shim last year during Zoukout Party – the biggest party in Asia and probably in the World! I recently saw an article in a Singapore Airlines magazine that talked about some of the amazing things to do in Brunei and I have to say, I’m hooked on the idea for certain.

Parasailing or Jetskiing at Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong
Parasailing or Jetskiing at Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong

Here are my top five reasons and the specific activities will be outlined below:

1) Mind blowing nature close enough to the city to be convenient
2) Great food to give my palate the ultimate pleasure
3) One of the most expensive hotel suites in the world
4) Paddling on the Brunei River
5) Kampong Ayer – the Venice of Southeast Asia

Chop Jing Chew
Chop Jing Chew

From hiking in the capital city to enjoying the many water activities that are available for travelers, there are a multitude of sports, cultural activities, music, sight seeing, and plenty of nature or luxury recreation available too. Whether you want to visit the Temburong Rainforest or take a stroll through the tourist square, you will find that Brunei is an enchanting, clean, and welcoming nation filled with lovely people.

Jetskiing at the Marine Centre of The Empire Hotel and Country Club
Jetskiing at the Marine Centre of The Empire Hotel and Country Club

When I get the chance to go to Brunei, there are a couple of things I will certainly do. One of them is check out the amazing buffet at SilverKris so that I can not only watch the world class chefs do their amazing culinary work, but also make sure that I sample it when it is put on the buffet.

Things to do in Brunei
Things to do in Brunei

Later, I will certainly do some splashing around on the Brunei River and maybe even dip a paddle or oar into the water on some of the island nation’s scenic and bountiful ocean waters. Bendar Sari Bagawan is filled with colorful green spaces filled with blooms and fragrant flowers that visitors can stroll through. A number of hikes start out right from the city center and will challenge even the fittest of trekkers.

Soto Kahwin Kuning Special @ Soto Rosmini
Soto Kahwin Kuning Special @ Soto Rosmini



Kumpeng Ayer is a water village right inside the capital that is still home to 30,000 residents. Think of it as island Southeast Asia’s Venice. Water taxi’s and houses that extend over the water are stellar and will make for amazing photos.

Tarindak d'Seni serves Ambuyat in a formal setting
Tarindak d’Seni serves Ambuyat in a formal setting

The food choices in Brunei are countless. You can indulge yourself in the many choices, among them watching chefs work their magic or enjoying a more formal sort of meal with a sit down luxury setting and specialty cooking techniques. Of special note is the regional specialty of preserved durian. It may be smelly, but it is oh so delicious according to those who have tried it.

The Empire Hotel and Country Club offers a beautiful suite like no other for only $9,900 per night! Now that is some luxury you can dig into. I wonder if they let you eat durian in your suite? They better for that price. You can enjoy it with your own swimming pool, indoor movie theatre,and private butler service too.

From diving and parasailing in the verdant waters to taking tropical rainforest hikes in the Ulu Temborong National Park- Brunei screams out for me to visit it. I hope it is very soon.

Mosque in Brunei - Visit Brunei
Mosque in Brunei – Visit Brunei

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