Opening up my heavy eyelids was the toughest. It took me about 5 or 6 seconds to realize where I was. It isn’t a dream. I was indeed staying at The Empire in Brunei.
Weather looks pretty good today but it’s rather humid. Just like Singapore, Brunei also experienced a plesant equatorial climate with average temperatures ranging from 23 degree celsius to 33 degree celsius.
Check out their extensive list of water sports activities you could do at Marine Centre in the hotel: Banana boat, Cataraman, Flying Fish, Jetskiing, Parasailing, snorkelling, ocean kayak, wakeboarding and wind surfing.
Damn, I wish our stay in Brunei could have extended further!
The Empress Suite
A highly recommended dessert boutique cafe here at The Empire.
A slice of cake costs about BND4.00. Here in Singapore, a good slice of cake could cost up to SGD7 or 8. If you do the math, the pastries here are way much cheaper than in Singapore.
A night spent at the villas would cost you about BND1000 (or SGD 1000).
There are 3 different types of villas : Ocean (3 bed-rooms) , Garden (2-bedrooms) and Royal villas.
The fitness centre consists of two storeys with state-of-the art gym equippment. Each treadmill machine has its own personalized TV!
There is not only one fitness centre but two! The other fitness centre is meant for the ladies only.
Weight and strength training area.
Hygiene is of utmost importance in the gym. Thankfully, towels and a bottle of cleaning agent were provided for you sterilise the equipment after each use.
At the Empire, you would notice that there are a lot of symmetries in its design and architecture. Did they consult the Fengshui master when building The Empire? I wonder.
Most of the gold fittings are a 21K gold-plated finish. Let me stress that again – GOLD. Just by staying at The Empire, you felt as if you are a million dollar richer.
Buffet lunch with tourism officers from Brunei Tourism and
the management team from The Empire
“It’s the bomb!”
What comes next?
Horse-riding at Jerudong
I gave this horse a pretty name – Cowley Mooley Horse. It said ‘Moo!’
Anyway, the horse-riding session at Jerudong Polo Club was more of like a relax and leisure activity where the horses were led by the horse stable staff.
Cowley Mooley Horsey was “emo-ing” in the background. Horses lead tough lives, you know? It has given away its own freedom to Man.
Here’s the stable manager who help us get up the horses.
All good things in life always come to an end.
Mummy, it’s over! NOOOooo!!!
I had my last low-calorie meal onboard Royal Brunei Airlines before I headed back home. Overall, it was a pleasant flight back to Singapore. At least, there is no major air turbulence which made my heart sank faster than I could breathe!
Read more of my adventures in Brunei here.
With special thanks to Royal Brunei Airlines, as well as Brunei Tourism, Sunshine Borneo Tours and The Empire.