I'm just wondering if there are any cargo ships or freighters that travel from Ho Chi Minh City (or anywhere in Vietnam for that matter) to Brunei, as I wish to travel there without flying, and avoiding the hassle of going back through Indonesia and mainland Malaysia. I've been using ship trackers, but have had no luck in finding any.
If there are none, are there any other viable alternatives? Would any locals be willing, or needing, to make the trip? Or is it too large of a distance for…
we want to go to Brunei and take part in the open house celebration at Istana Narul.
Now I have checked on the dates but I can't get a definite date for this celebration.
Maybe someone here lives in Brunei and could confirm the date?
We very much would like to visit the palace, has someone done this in the past?
How about dress code for ladies?
Any advise would be very much welcomed! Thank you!
I came back from my short trip to Bandar Sri Begawan last week and happened to stay in Pusat Belia Hostel.
I was looking for information over internet about how to make a reservation in PB.
I found one mobile phone number in a local forum and contacted it then finally I have my booking confirmed over a whatsapp message.
When I was in PB, I saw some notes attached in windows of their reservation office;
1. PB Contacts:
- Mohd Firdaus Bin Abdullah (supervisor Hostel), mobile: +673 8873066
Can someone advise us if it's possible to get from BSB to Mulu NP in one day for 4 people?
A possible scenario would be to catch a bus in BSB at 7AM, then a taxi from the Miri bus terminal to the Miri airport around 11AM and finally a flight at 13.45PM (with check-in closing at 12.45PM). Are the buses often delayed? Anyone tried that or can recommend some pirate taxis to make BSB-Miri airport trip?
Dear friends and fellow travelers
Re: BSB, Brunei (Lonely Planet Borneo guidebook, third edition, June 2013)
I was in Brunei in February of this year, 2015. Some comments.
Brunei museum (GB, p. 199): “closed until further notice” and has been closed for a while; check with Tourism in the hope that they might know, but they don’t seem to be very much up to speed, at least in the Kampung Ayer office.
Malay Technology museum, behind the Brunei museum: didn’t actually check to see if it was open…
Regarding LP information Pusat Pelia Youth Hostel reception is available only from Monday until Thursday. But is the hostel opened still on weekends? I am currently in Kota Kinabalu and would like to stay there from Saturday. No answers from hostel different emails.
Is there any recent info available on getting a Chinese visa in Bandar Seri Begawan? I hope to get a 6 month visa in 2 days but the 4 email addresses mentioned on different forums and government (!) websites are not valid - incredible.
Any update OR even better, a valid email address?
Tnx so much...