The landscape may be quite similar, until you start noticing that instead of English, the signboards are in Malay and Jawi.
|maybank in brunei|
I'm told that for Chinese restaurants, they have to send the name for proper translation into its equivalent Arabic alphabets.
|face shop & its arabic equivalent|
So they also have a playground which is supposedly so big it's larger than Phase 1 of Disneyland HK. Jerudong Park is the largest and most expensive amusement park in South East Asia. A few years after its opening, Michael Jackson gave a free concert in celebration of the Sultan's birthday.
|Jerudong Park Playground|
It used to give free rides to all, but for some reason started charging admission fees, and that was when the number of visitors started to dwindle.
|Jerudong Park Garden|
When we were there, it was closed, so I didn't get to see what rides they had.
|not for muslims|
Since it's a rather conservative Muslim country, alcohol is prohibited, though some bottles can be brought in for personal consumption. We had kolo mee, which tasted very much like wan tan mee, a form of egg noodle served with crushed garlic & shallot, minced pork, white vinegar, vegetable oil, and sliced barbeque pork.
|i had already started eating when the tofu came|
This little shop was found tucked on the ground floor of a residential flat which looked like only the locals would know. Looking at the pictures make me salivate, wish I had the stomach to eat more that day!