First Impressions of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei were similar to those of Kuala Lumpur, i.e. nicely developed, clean, orderly, and friendly. My expectations of immense oil wealth, extravagantly invested into a thriving commercial economy were still intact, but not for long!
There wasn't much choice of accommodation for the budget backpacker in town. We settled for the only town centre option; a Chinese-run (basic but clean) old converted warehouse. The bed was less itchy than other places we've stayed in, but the tiny ants still drove me mad!