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Brunei travel stories

Proboscis Monkeys in Brunei

“I can get you Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool. Come! We also have Super Man! What you want?” One overly enthusiastic boatman approaches us as we stand on the bank of Brunei Bay weighing up our touring options beyond the streets of the very small city...

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The Empire Hotel and the Brunei Open

(Brunei, August 29, 2007) – This Summer the Empire Hotel and Country Club is proud to be hosting the prestigious Brunei Open Golf Championship for 2007 for golf fans and visitors to experience the excitement of the International event. The Brunei Open 2007 is being...

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‘Ultimate Escapes’ in Brunei

(Brunei, May 25, 2007) -- Brunei’s palatial Empire Hotel & Country Club is now offering an inclusive package entitled ‘Ultimate Escapes’ which includes daily breakfast, dinner-for-two and a whole range of executive floor privileges for regular room rates. The...

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The Empire Best in Brunei Third Year Running

(Brunei, October 18, 2006) – Brunei’s palatial Empire Hotel & Country Club has been voted the Sultanate's leading hotel for the third year running in the prestigious World Travel Awards. The resort also collected three accolades in Smart Travel Asia magazine's...

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Diving with the Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel & Country Club’s Diving Centre has been upgraded to earn recognition as an'International Gold Palm Resort' – the highest possible PADI status a resort can earn. Brunei’s long-overlooked scuba diving treasures are surfacing now, as the centre is...

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Professionals Praise Empire Golf

(Brunei, September 19, 2006) -- Asian Tour professionals were full of praise for The Empire Hotel & Country Club following this year's 'Brunei Open 2006'. Chinese Taipei veteran Wang Ter-Chang, who won the US$300,000 tournament on the second hole of a sudden death...

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Brunei Open Package for Golf Fans

(Brunei, August 14, 2006) -- Brunei's Empire Hotel & Country Club is offering a 'Brunei Open 2006' package for golf fans coinciding with this year's Asian Tour tournament from August 24-27. Priced at B$800 for two, the three day / two night deal includes Superior Room...

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Spa Promotion in Brunei

(Brunei, June 8, 2006) – Brenner's Park-Hotel & Spa, consistently ranked among the world's leading spas, is presenting its award-winning pampering and beauty treatments and signature spa products at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei. Therapists from the...

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Asian Golf in Brunei

Following last year’s inaugural Brunei Golf Open hosted by The Empire Hotel & Country Club, which was voted ‘Best Host Venue’ by golfers, the 2006 Asian Tour returns from August 24-27 to our championship course beside the South China Sea. For those not quite up...

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Brunei’s Basics

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Passports: Required by all and must be valid for 6 months beyond date of stay and have blank pages. Visas: German, Malaysian, Singaporean, British nationals with the right of abode in the UK, and New Zealand nationals are exempted from the...

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A Few Answers with Sheikh Jamaluddin

I must admit I had more than a few misconceptions about Brunei Darussalam before my recent trip to this year’s ASEAN Tourism Forum held in Davao City, Philippines. I am not alone. While it is frequently connected with the Middle-East, it is not the Middle-East....

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Asean Tourism Forum 2006

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first ASEAN Tourism Forum. For that matter, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Philippines either. As a destination, I have always imagined the Philippines as curious and exotic. At the same time, I know plenty of Filipino...

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