Note : I have to work hard on my new blogs about Labuan, it is the Labuan Bird Park, My Labuan Island (not too new – but fair) and Labuan International Sea Challenge 2007 Photo Gallery. I guess we don’t have much information about Labuan in Internet – just another community services brought to you by me.
After a tiring 7 hours flying with Royal Brunei from Brisbane to Bandar Seri Begawan, the staff at Bandar Seri Begawan airport was not really helpful. They closed the usual walkway where passengers can go to the arrival hall less than 2 minutes. Instead, they made us walk around the arrival hall until one time I got cranky because no one there really helpful – at all!
I stayed for a night in Brunei before taking a ferry back to Labuan. After Traders Inn (somewhere I stranded without extra cash, cloth and credit in my phone), Mr Lim (my regular taxi driver in Brunei) brought me to Palm Garden Hotel. It was launched approximately a month ago, just a day before I leave for Australia. Palm Garden Hotel located in Kiulap, in Gadong district perhaps.
I spent BND 60 per night (approximately RM 138/ USD 41) for a room with large bed, a TV, coffee maker and of course, a free WiFi connection.
Next to this hotel building is Fitness Zone, perhaps the biggest gym for Bruneians to work out. I noticed they open till late at night. With large building with massive facilities, and a swimming pool and a stylish cafe for hangout, or just sipping your latte, it’s the attraction of the health conscious Bruneians.
If you’re looking for an entertainment spot or going to cinema, Q Lap Mall is just a 2 minutes walk from Palm Garden Hotel. Don’t tell me if Q Lap sounds cute. I giggled looking at that.
I give Palm Garden Hotel 4 star rating – because they dont have a flat screen TV like in Meridien Hotel.