Thursday, 9 July 2020

The Malay Technology Museum, Part 1

Kind of a misnomer. If you're expecting rockets, computers, heavy science, forget it. The Malay Technology Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei is all about displaying the traditional technologies, the way of life of the local people.

Most of the museum is a parade of life size scenes of traditional village life. The technology is mostly related to fishing, food preparation, textile making, metal smithing, whatever keeps the village humming.

The display is also good for portrait photography, with a little selective composing.

Peeking out of a traditional hut.


Fixing a fishing net and a woman's portrait.

Building a raft.


Local flora and pounding sago.

Time to fly a kite.


Time to go fishing. Mysterious metalsmith.

Hanging out on the porch of his hut.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Details Of Kampong Ayer

What's happening in all those stilt houses along the Brunei River? Let's take a look.

Portrait of a restaurant cook.


Kampong ayam (village chicken), her specialty. Fancy vinyl wallpaper at a house entrance.

Meeting hall.


Drape behind a window and a store food menu.

Living room kids portrait.