Day 1: We had first landed on Brunei. It was quiet, calm and not at all rowdy. Although it was similar to Singapore, it is not as developed yet. It was similar, but still different at the same time. That was our first impression of the majestic country.
To start our
journey, we first visited the Handicraft and Kain Tenunan centre. There
is where the finest quality fabric and pieces are created. With a very
meticulous process, fine and beautiful pieces are created. All of it are
created by scratch, thread by thread. The making of the fabrics is
extremely complicated, where the makers must do every step with razor
precision. But with the hard work and determination of the creators, it
is possible to produce such elegant works of art.
had a chance to try the local dishes here. Although the taste was quiet
similar to Malay cuisine in Singapore, it was still quite unique. The
flavours were a bit more merciful I might say than in Singapore where it
is more spicy and makes you break a sweat. To add, the most unique part
of Brunei's cuisine is the Ambuyat. It is basically sago. It also has a
certain way of eating it, where we would have to use chopsticks to grab
some of the Ambuyat as it is quite sticky.
well it is not that pleasant. It has not much flavour, but we had a
variety of dishes to choose from to eat with the Ambuyat. So, we chose
the dishes that we liked and added them. It really helped in spiking up
the flavour of it, and makes it taste nice.
Well, to conclude Day 1, it was definitely a new experience and a pleasant one at that.