After leaving Niah caves we headed east and left Malaysia to stop for one day in the tiny but rich sultanate of Brunei.

pictures/brunei1-1.jpg If there's one thing in Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, that everybody visiting there will take a photo of, it's the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. On the left is a classic postcard view of it at sunset, on the right a daytime view. pictures/brunei3-1.jpg

You don't need to walk very far before finding out that there are some not-so-rich people in Brunei as well, although as the second picture on the right shows they are busy clearing at least some of the slums from the immediate vicinity of the city center. pictures/brunei4-1.jpg pictures/brunei5-1.jpg

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