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Old Sep 24th 2011, 8:33 pm   #1
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hi folks, fit like!?! my husband, son & i are relocating from scotland to KB, brunei in the not so distant future...hopefully! i'm finding it really hard to find useful info on all aspects & would be delighted if anyone would be gracious enough to share their hints, tips & experiences with me. hope to hear from lots of you soon. ty
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Hi again! I've never been to Brunei but my OH worked there intermittently (just short trips) for a while. He didn't like it much but that was probably more to do with the fact that he enjoys a pint of beer... and Brunei was a "dry" state. I really don't know if that is still the case.

Hopefully someone will come along and give you some more positive info. Also try doing a search on here for some other threads (top right corner).

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I assume he'll be working for Shell?

Anyway the Panagar Club is the hub of everything ex pat although plenty of locals there as well. Last time I was there they had a yard of ale contest and then a 50 m sprint to the gents. Fun but not my favourite pass time.
Rugby is the big sport at the club and they have a nice pool and other facilities.

Mind you I'm talking about 1980 ish.

In those days a 4 wheel drive over no roads and a ferry across to Malaysia and Miri was a nice weekend getaway.
There's a road and bridge now so all the romance has gorn.
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Hi again! I've never been to Brunei but my OH worked there intermittently (just short trips) for a while. He didn't like it much but that was probably more to do with the fact that he enjoys a pint of beer... and Brunei was a "dry" state. I really don't know if that is still the case.

Hopefully someone will come along and give you some more positive info. Also try doing a search on here for some other threads (top right corner).

all the best with your planning
thank you BB for replying, it is still a dry country but non muslims can drink in their homes it appears so im happy enough with that!
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I assume he'll be working for Shell?

Anyway the Panagar Club is the hub of everything ex pat although plenty of locals there as well. Last time I was there they had a yard of ale contest and then a 50 m sprint to the gents. Fun but not my favourite pass time.
Rugby is the big sport at the club and they have a nice pool and other facilities.

Mind you I'm talking about 1980 ish.

In those days a 4 wheel drive over no roads and a ferry across to Malaysia and Miri was a nice weekend getaway.
There's a road and bridge now so all the romance has gorn.
ive been reading up on anything i can find ex reg & the panaga club looks like a lot of fun with plenty going on.
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Just wondered how the plans are going? I guess it's a bit of an unusual destination to be researching. We don't get too many folks on here talking about Brunei.
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Just wondered how the plans are going? I guess it's a bit of an unusual destination to be researching. We don't get too many folks on here talking about Brunei.
thanks for asking bb, everything is heading in the right direction. been in contact with a few people who have previously stayed their & they've been able to give me a few tips.
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Anyway the Panagar Club is the hub of everything ex pat although plenty of locals there as well. Last time I was there they had a yard of ale contest and then a 50 m sprint to the gents. Fun but not my favourite pass time.
Rugby is the big sport at the club and they have a nice pool and other facilities.

Mind you I'm talking about 1980 ish.

In those days a 4 wheel drive over no roads and a ferry across to Malaysia and Miri was a nice weekend getaway.
There's a road and bridge now so all the romance has gorn.

Can you pick up the 6 Nations Rugby out there? My husband gets miffed when he cannot see the Rugby whilst we are in Goa for the winter.
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Not sure about Brunei, but we saw some of the 6 Nations here in Malaysia which was nice. In Thailand they don't seem to have an interest in rugby unfortunately. You can get all the footie games in Thailand but usually with Thai commentary which is interesting. Occasionally get a UK Sky feed with English commentary.
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Hi juneeici

Are you living in Brunei? We have very few posters on BE in Brunei. It'd be nice to hear a bit more about it. I guess you must like it there.
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Hi are you in Brunei yet? If so can you tell me how you are finding life out there as my husband has been offered a job there
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Hey Joan, just to say to the forum. Happy planning.
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Thanks for the welcome, are you in Brunei?
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Nope. You can see my location under my name... Penang.
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Yes i noticed that after i sent message. im new to this sort of thing
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