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.
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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf franchise which has for many years operated predominantly in the Brunei capital recently opened its 4th outlet right inside “L Block” of the Brunei Shell Petroleum head office in Panaga, Seria. The prices are generally about 15 per cent lower than that of the other outlets in Bandar Seri Begawan and business hours are from Mon to Sat, 6.30 am to 5.30 pm except Saturday (opens till 2.30 pm). This is of course good news for employees and contractors of Brunei Shell Petroleum whose first meal and drink of the day had until now been from the canteen. Read more …
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Our daily temperatures average no lower than 30 degrees Celsius on a good day and depending on your location, it can get very humid too. For many, the combination of soaring temps and coastal humidity is unthinkable and leave many scrambling for the nearest air conditioned refuge. Yet for many others, such conditions are an unavoidable part and parcel of their chosen profession. Like it or not, these people have some of the hottest jobs around. read more »
You may not realize just how incredibly hot, humid and cramped these kitchens can be and the best vantage point can often be difficult and inconvenient. Getting close to my subjects means putting the camera at some degree of risks. To accomplish this (as James Wong asked earlier), I had the camera body mounted on a heavy duty ball head which is secured to a monopod. Add a remote shutter release cable to complete the assembly. I imagine this is quite handy for war photographers too although I’ve never actually seen their setup.