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Saturday, March 27, 2010

A trip to Water Village

Tuesday, Mac 23rd was my trip with family to Kampong Air in Bandar Seri Begawan. We hired a water taxi to bring us around the water village. We started our visit at 10 am, ohh thanked God that day the weather was fine and cloudy. This was fun, my kids was excited and I knew this activity is seldom to occur to them. People like us who stay on land will eager to come over and want to feel the life at water village.

Off we go

We passed Kg Bendahara Lama and we could see a our late father's graveyard at 'Tanah perkuburn Limbungan' from distance

Water pipes for water village's people

Garbage was transported by boat to the garbage area
tourists' attraction

Beautiful....Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Me and my 12th sister

Fuel station for boats
The legend rock is said to be the ship of Nakhoda Ragam that was being cursed by his mother

View of Sultan Palace - Nurul Iman Palace

Can u see the hanging plastic bags? Inside are the placenta of the babies.....There are people still believe in traditional belief. I don't actually know what it's purpose hanging that things.

This is the way towards Kampung Menunggul.

My kids felt a bit scary when passed this narrow passage, we could hear the birds singing here and there

Towards Kampung Bolkiah

These are modern houses scheme at Kampung Bolkiah..nice

Small land called Lumut Lunting

One of the primary school

Traditional galary Building for tourists visiting the water village and modern

Seat to view a water village documentary

Some of the ancient things and traditional handicrafts are displayed in this galary

The trip ended at 12 am and then we had our lunch together at Delima shopping complex.
My kids favourite dish is chicken rice at SCR restaurant.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 sambal but it's tasty

Today I managed to make 'Sambal tomato' with thailand chilli and hot 'sambal terung ' for dinner. The ingredients were very simple. All you have to do is to grind all the ingredients (except the vege) and then fried. But you must not miss the 'belacan' since it is the one that make the sambal very tasty.

Sambal tomato

Sambal terung

My favourite belacan (prawn paste)

So far this is the best belacan in Brunei which I like most

Look at the ingredients...Happy trying!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

School Holiday Activities 4 my kids (Part 2)

These photos were taken at the Malay Technology Museum after the visit to Brunei Museum. It was 2 minutes drive from the Brunei Museum to reach the MT Museum. This museum was specially established to document, collect and exhibit these indigenous technologies for the benefit of future generation. This museum displays the architectural structures of Kampung air houses and other Brunei race traditional settlements from the late 19th to mid 20th century and their traditional technologies.

Stairs to the galleries

Structures of first kampung air settlement

Traditional technologies- gold, brass and silver smiting.

The scenery inside the water village house


This is how life looks like during our great grandparent's period. Cooking without the help of electricity

'Lintau' of the fishing traditional method

naughty aahhh....naqib

It's fake, mum....

Long house

My mum still remember her childhood life..exactly the same as this scenery

The end of the visit.....tiring but enjoyable