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Monday, May 22, 2006

May 23, 2006-Brunei Today, Singapore Tomorrow

Brunei Mosque

We’ve been in Brunei, in Borneo, for a week, since sailing down from Labuan, Malaysia last Monday, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the Royal Brunei Yacht Club and touring around this wealthy and fascinating Islamic country.

Royal Brunei Yacht Club


We’ve rented a car, and driven on many of the roads in the country, and we’ve taken a water taxi tour of the old and famous water village (houses on stilts) in Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan. You can visit our photo pages here (May 2006 Photos) or wingssail-images, here to see some of the sights we've seen.

Now the boat is stocked for a passage, with plenty of food prepared and frozen, the water and fuel tanks filled, and we’ve even stocked up on toilet paper, so we are ready for the trip across the South China Sea to Singapore.

It is only 750 miles, but it could be a slow trip; this part of the world is called “the land below the wind”, meaning that the strong winds and typhoons of Asia don’t usually come here, and the weather forecasts are for extensive calms.

Night Rain

We’re off in the morning, with the tide.

We’ll let you know how we are doing by updating this web-log by sailmail, although we won’t be able to send any photos.

Click Here for all the Brunei photos

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Brunei

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