Yesterday I took a road trip down to Brunei wth Irene, Cynthina, Roland and Daniel. Was suppose to go last trip but, I kinda forgot to bring my passport.
I was glad i made the trip. Thanks to Roland for driving us up. And keeping us safe~
After entering the border, we headed to Empire Hotel & Country Club for a looksie.
It was really big and really grand hotel. Here are some pics I took with my Nikon d300.
View from the escalator. I think the glass wall is about 4 story high.
You have to take 3 escalators to reach the ground floor. >.<”
Riding the escalator~
Chairs without tables… hmm..
Me under the golden escalator~
Curved balconies in the building.
Guess what !
One of the suit buildings to the left of the lobby building~ very very nice from the outside.. I wonder how is it on the inside.. mmm
Roofing from one of the buildings near the beach.. nice honeycomb design..
Wouldnt you like to be like her… relaxing in a 5 star hotel by the pool side? Reading your fav book?
Or like him? enjoying a leasure swim in the pool on a hot day?
The other block of rooms to the right of the lobby.
View facing the blue seas… mmm… nice and relaxing ?
After mucking about for a bit, we went off from the hotel and went down to Gadong. Of course how can we leave without taking a group photo ?
Image taken from Irene’s FB account :) I think I’m loosing my neck…
After a short drive we arrived at Gadong. The last time I was there was probably two years ago. I did not know there was a super famous Japanese restaurant there called Excapade Sushi. I have been hearing about it for a while now. Only till yesterday was able to experience and understand what was the fuss all about.
Here are some shots, shot under AWB with my trusty Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 lens.
I have no idea what was this…
Chicken… delicious ..
mmm~ salmon sushi… the picture does not do the dish justice!
Tuna Sushi~ slurp!!
Crazy ass party plate… $B50.00! Well worth the money!!!
Trying to give a sense of perspective on the size of the party plate… its huge
HAHA! Still had time to do some CLS photography~ Check out the thickness of the salmon! Really fresh and delicious…
Not convinced? Let the pretty gal try to convince you la..
See, she was already licking her lips when see the piece of salmon!
How about the thickness? Maybe the next photos will give a better idea.
The Nokia n79 is 15mm thick… that piece of salmon is at least 10-13mm.
Here are some shots of the place
This leads to another block… more place to dine! Didnt take photos… shy ma.. :-P
Ops…. where did the meat go? Poor sushi!
After we had our fill of Japanese delicacies we headed to Bandar Seri Begawan.. Near Kampung Ayer…where we saw a lot of boats ferrying people to and fro to the Kampung Ayer.
The pictures below were taken with the classic Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 lens
They were ferrying the locals as well as tourists for $B3.00 per person. Irene tried to nego a better deal, but couldnt. hehe! nice try Irene
Kinda like this shot. MmMMm…
Haha! check out Cynthina … so PRO..
So after kampung Ayer… we started our journey back to Miri.. along the way it started to rain heavily. And kind kind of rained till 8pm or so.. what a tiring day =) at 9 something I met up with Peter and went yumcha till about 1am.. I was beat.. went back to the hotel and slept like a log!
Oh and I’m posting this from Halo Cafe~ hehe thanks for the wifi.