Once in a while, an opportunity comes along to have a number of nature or landscape photos picked by the editorial team of an esteemed international travel magazine. My latest addition to the published portfolio is Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia May 2012 edition where four of my Ulu Temburong photos are featured in the article: Brunei’s Backyard. Having given up trying to locate a copy of this magazine at Singapore Changi Airport and Brunei newsstands, I decided it’s so much easier just purchasing a copy online! You’ll have to guess which ones are mine and which are provided by Brunei Tourism.
On the day Anthony and I visited the Palmetum Garden at the Sungai Liang Recreational Forest Park we also drove to the Labi Hills Forest Reserve (another 30 mins or so) to check out the newly renovated recreational park that had been closed for almost two decades. The whole time I had thought the park is simply called Labi Forest Recreational Park, at least that’s what I recall from the official signage, but as it turns out, The Brunei Times today reported its official reopening in conjunction with the World Forestry Day celebrations — and it’s called the Luagan Lalak Forest Recreational Park.
Precisely a month ago today, the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Tokyo contacted me for images to promote tourism, nature and culture and that the images would be published in Asahi Shimbun, one of the highest circulated newspapers in Japan and one of the eight largest newspapers in the world along with The New York Times. Working on several themes and emailing each other back and forth, it wasn’t until a week later did we finalise the images. It took me several nights to dig deep into my 6 terabyte archives to find the required files spanning several years to be uploaded to the server. Catching up on happenings a week back following my Tourism Malaysia Mega Fam Trip, I’m delighted to share the published ad campaign (images also include Brunei Tourism’s archives). In case you’re wondering which ones are mine, check out the large version and look for images annotated with a pink flower.
On behalf of the Embassy, I would like to thank you for your kind cooperation.
It’s been a pleasure working with you. Thank you once again.
Embassy of Brunei Darussalam