Brunei Darussalam

THE THING ABOUT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

A foreign worker checking out the ads and job vacancies on the pillar.


© Jan Shim Photography

Dozens of foreign workers spent their day off loitering around Seria town. A Chinese family seen taking an easy lunch hour stroll to see if shops were open.

 
© Jan Shim Photography

 
© Jan Shim Photography

 
© Jan Shim Photography


© Jan Shim Photography


© Jan Shim Photography

6 thoughts on “THE THING ABOUT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  1. These walkways are packed on a public holiday than on any other day of the week even Sundays. This visual is perhaps the biggestdifference between Seria and Kuala Belait town where the highest concentration of foreign workers appear to be here in Seria. Which makes it very lively in the evenings as they make their way to town either on foot or bicycle from their living quarters.

    Perhaps the only other place in Brunei where such concentration is evident is the Bus depot in Bandar Seri Begawan. It’s quite a sight and a far cry from economic centre that’s seeming dominated by cars locked in jams and young population with their latest bling!

    What makes Brunei as a whole interesting is the mix of people both local and foreign who form the pillars of the nation’s economic and social infrastructure—from blue collar to white collar, from bicycles to automobiles.

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  3. nice pictures.. all your pictures, i just missed seria, because its the only place i used to hang around with my friends when i was working in moinam restaurant 5 yrs ago before i went home in the philippines, me and my friends use to go out in the middle of the night just to eat ” kolomee” my favorite noodle, i miss my friends… 😦 anyway like all your pictures keep the good work!

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