Friday, 25 February 2011

kerisi (notchedfin threadfin bream/
nemipterus peronii)


spanish mackerel

red snapper!


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

we are bruneians..

negara brunei darussalam

to protect & serve..



ways of life..


february 23rd..

Allahuma Solli Ala Syedina Muhammad
wa Ala Alli Muhammad

loyal, elegant & gentle citizens

credits: edy507/ nordinefoto/ bruneitimes/ flickr/ numerous info

Thursday, 17 February 2011


sharptooth jobfish (kerisi bali) &
red snapper (membangan)

appetizing & mouth-watering, iron duke zone


  • red snapper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 medium dried chili, crumbled
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 medium shallot, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
How to cook red snapper sour taste:
  • Heat oil in skillet, add lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chiles, onion and shallots.
  • Fry for 3 minutes. Add fish and fry for 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  • Mix remaining ingredients, pour over the fish and simmer over low for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with steamed rice

Monday, 14 February 2011

hairs of Rasulullah SAW

Allahuma Solli Ala Syedina Muhammad wa Ala Alli Muhammad

replica foot-print of Prophet Muhammad SAW
Narrated Um Kulthum bte Uqba: That she heard Allah's Apostle saying, "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar"

Rasulullah's SAW flag
Narrated Aisha: Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected"

Rasulullah SAW : "Consume habbatus sauda (Black Cumin), actually there are healers for all diseases, except the death" (Sahih HR Bukhori, Fathul Baari & Muslim)

Black cumin (Nigela sativa) is called habbatus sauda in Arabic language. This allspice has been proven as a healer for many diseases. Director of Immunology from Munich University, G Reitmuller, researched about black cumin. He said that this herb can increase immune system of our body and may be used as bio-regulator

The world father of doctor, Ibnu Sina, in his book "canon of medicine", said that black cumin can recover our energy and help to heal our weary and restore our spirit. It because this herb can accelerate our blood circulation to brain. Beside that, black cumin contains saponin that can neutralize toxic in our body

credits: flickr/ various info

Thursday, 10 February 2011

kuala belait is the 2nd largest town in brunei darussalam. 'the mouth of the belait river' literally means kuala belait. its name comes from kuala meaning either confluence of two rivers or the mouth of a river, certainly belait is the name of the river & the district (bandar seri begawan is the capital city of brunei darussalam).

it's located close to the western border of brunei darussalam at 114.18ºE longtitude and 4.59ºN latitude with sarawak, malaysia. the town is bounded by the south china sea to the north, the belait river to the weat & south and the suburbs of kampong sungai pandan and kampong mumong to the east & south-east respectively

kuala belait was a small fishing village at the turn of the 20th century. the natives were belait malays who are mainly fishermen. with reference to local customs, there was a falling out between 2 groups of the inhabitants & one of them moved to the west bank of the mouth of the belait river to establish the current day kampong sungai teraban

the old historic administrative capital of the belait district used to be kuala balai, further up the belait river. however when oil was discovered in padang berawa (seria), a new administrative center for the district was established at the mouth of the belait river so as to be more accessible

seria (the black gold town) is the heart of oil & gas industries in brunei darussalam. there're 2 onshore oil & gas fields in the district - the largest seria oil field discovered in 1929, producing hydrocarbons even today & the smaller - rasau field close to the town of kuala belait. the tali field is an extension of the the seria field in the coastal waters off seria. the offshores lies the south-west ampa, fairley, fairley baram & egret fields

the natural gas from the fields are sent to the brunei liquefied natural gas plant (blng) in lumut where it's cooled & liquefied and exported mainly via tankers to japan & korea

in the eastern part of the district, liang is currently experiencing a major development with the establishment of spark (sungai liang industrial park), which is a 271 hectare site developed to be a world class petrochemical hub

the first major investment at spark is the USD450 million methanol plant developed by the brunei methanol company (bmc), a joint venture between brunei shell petroleum company sdn bhd (bsp) and two leading Japanese companies (mitsubishi chemical holdings corporation & itochu corporation). spark is one of the the brunei's economic development board (bedb) projects

the belait district has a population of around 88, 593 people
(2010 census)

longhouse in kuala belait for tourists

one million barrel monument

silver jubilee park... lets fish!

oil & gas discovery centre

anduki recreational park.. feel it!

housing scheme resettlement

fish market

it's fun!

credits: bedb/ bsp/ blng/ jungle-drum/ panagaclub/ wikipedia/ fickr/ numerous info

Monday, 7 February 2011

jerudong's open water trip for kubak


bab - eh.. ehh.. how to hold thissss
zimin - alive & kicking
kubak - nibbling hahahaaaa

pisang pisang (snapper species)

minimum per kilo BND 40
(brunei dollars at par with singapore dollars)

sulit merah pasir (snapper species)

smile please.. 1, 2, 3.. cheersssss

pasir pasir (snapper species)

triggerfish (ayam laut) & snapper species (bebarahan sulit)

hummer in dannish, german, norwegian & swedish

grouper & red coral trout

tasty lobster!


bamboo... around 33 meters depth as
artificial reef for marine-life playground

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