A post new year’s account on living out the dream of having an all-girls’ trip to the white sands and blue waters of Coron.
As a Lumapas native and resident, the completion of the Sg Kebun Bridge has great personal significance. It means cutting down my travel time to and from major Brunei-Muara hot spots. Thank you and congratulations to the Government of His Majesty for the construction of this major (infra)structure and milestone.
Where many Brunei residents decided to go abroad for the long weekend, I opted to explore my own country. The sweetener was being able to visit a reclusive gem in the Belait district. Longhouse? Hiking? Waterfall? You had me at Teraja!
With the plethora of tourist places in Southeast Asia, it is easy to overlook Brunei as a possible dive destination yet the dive scene among the locals and expats in Brunei alone is gaining considerable traction.
As a Bruneian citizen who also spent half her life growing up abroad, I believe that I can help balance out facts and preconceived notions by answering some questions that I usually get about Brunei and diving in this Sultanate. I will continue to do my best to acquaint readers with the country, first with its underwater gems and the dive community.