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Inside the most opulent suite I’ve ever seen!

On my recent trip to the Southeast Asian Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, I had the opportunity to stay at the country’s premier resort, the Empire Hotel & Country Club. The hotel is huge and comprises several wings, various restaurants, a stunning lagoon-pool and beautiful views of the South China Sea. During my stay, I was […]

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A jungle adventure in Brunei

Brunei Darussalam is a small Sultanate on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, sandwiched between the Malaysian state of Sarawak and the South China Sea. With a population of less than half a million and a sizeable income from oil and gas production, Brunei is one of the wealthiest countries in Asia. Its capital, Bandar […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Brunei

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, is the country’s most famous landmark. Designed by an Italian architect, the mosque combines Moghul and Italian influences. Its main dome is covered in pure gold. Read the accompanying post: “Experiencing Brunei“. Search hotels in Brunei. See other Velvet Moments: The […]

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Experiencing Brunei

I’m going to Brunei for a few days to attend a cousin’s wedding. Brunei is a small sultanate on the island of Borneo. It’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan (sounds really exotic!) is about a two-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Brunei’s long coast faces the South China Sea while it borders the Malaysian state […]

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