By Palah Chingu
“I take a picture, but it’s not about who is in the picture or the background of it. It’s about the memories and meanings it holds.”
Date : 3 November – 7 November 2016.
Destination : Kuala Lumpur -> Bintulu -> Miri -> Brunei -> Miri – > Bintulu -> Kuala Lumpur
*(this time we brought along other chinguzzzzz to join)*
GUA NIAH, SARAWAK
A freaking long walk is a must before we finally made it to Niah Cave. I almost died twice. This is why you should exercise, people. Once you arrived there, the feeling is indescribable. Along the journey, be prepared to immerse in magnificent view of forest and river (and cricket’s sounds too)
CHINESE TEMPLE BINTULU, SARAWAK
Not really in the plan of place we want to visit, but what the hell, right? An enormous temple, i must say and it is well preserved. It is so beautiful and peaceful at the same time. Be sure to drop by if you are around.
KAMPONG AYER, BRUNEI
The first place we visited when we reached Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The boat took us around for about 30 – 40 minutes just to see around Kampong Ayer (Water Village if its translated in english). This is one of the main attractions if you are in Brunei. Brunei currently building the bridge to connect the people who lived there with their mainland. The school, mosque and even cafe are all built on the water. The boat ride is surely enjoyable (for me) but i’m not sure about the rest. LOL
We Nerds love history. Hence, a trip to museum is an obligation. We visited some museums, centre and mausoleum in Brunei. We also drop by to the only chinese temple in brunei (if i’m not mistaken, forgive me if i’m wrong). The location, unfortunately is all over the place. We literally driving around and got lost too many times to find the museum . No camera is allowed at most of the places we go thus enjoy the picture of us at the entrance only.
(Side Note : No entrance fee to all of these places).
– Brunei Technology Museum
– Brunei History Centre
– Brunei Maritime Museum
-Teng Yun Temple
– Raja Ayang Mausoleum
SULTAN OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN MOSQUE
If you are driving around Bandar Seri Begawan, you cant miss the grand view of this mosque. During Night, the lights all around the mosque just enhance the architecture and structure of this worship place. Its just mesmerizing.
TUSAN BEACH, SARAWAK
We intend to come here and wait until the ocean glows (there are planktons presence detected that can make the ocean lights up in blue color). Unfortunately, none of us had the stamina to wait after long hours of driving and staying in car. The beach is pretty much hidden. Fatma is a hell of a driver. Driving there is quite challenging with the road condition and the absent of light, lets just say it doesnt make things easier. However, the sunset view was unforgettable.
TANJUNG BINTULU BEACH
Last stop before we went back to Kuala Lumpur is this beach. It is incomparable to Tusan Beach but anything with amazing view is worth seeing.
Side Notes on the trip :
Do not go to Brunei on Friday. They shut down all the business from 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm. We are so hungry that we even chase the delivery guy thinking that his restaurant might open at that time. Of course not, silly. ALL BUSINESS is OFF for 2 hours. What we do for 2 hours? We played ‘Jutaria’ game. (We didnt do the research properly, thats why we stranded there for 2 hours without food. They put all operations on hold for 2 hours due to Friday Prayers).
Long hours of Driving means a lot of sleeping in the car. A LOT.
However, Fatma (The driver for this whole trip) and i (a good company, obviously, duhh) are really enjoying this long driving (well, what else can we do?)
TOO MANY PHOTOS (SORRY GUYS)
I’ll be back with more reviews on other trips that we threechinguz did. Adios!