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I’m undergoing 2-day training at ogdc seria, and i’m staying in the area. The first day i noticed there were a significant number of chinese in buses coming to ogdc,so i asked the tourguide for more information. Apparently these were chinese from guang zho (i don’t know if i spelled that right). I asked the guy at the reception and he tells me that it is quite common for chinese tourists to drop by during festive seasons. My guess is they are visiting thei relatives in brunei n or elsewhere in brunei, n then taking the opportunity to tour around. I asked the tour guide and she informed me that the places of interest were OGDC and the one billion barrel monument.
I ‘ve been there before, but this morning i decided to take a walk to the monument.

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Upon arrival u would notice what seems to be a brightly colored part of a train.

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Then, you’ll walk through a sort of hall with bronze (i think) etchings of shell’s history in brunei.

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Some of these were awe inspiring with i think were depictions of seri begawan. But some had images of strange animals that i guess the company had encountered at sea. My guess it was a dugong.

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I never really would have thought that OGDC & The one billion barrel monument were tourist attractions. But it does play a part in keeping brunei’s oil n gas history and science for people to know and remember.  One billion barrel is a lot. 🙂

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Decided to go to a Wasai I haven’t gone in a long time. My uncle brought me to wasai wong kadir when I was about 12, more than 15 years ago today. Must be being a kid, it seemed a long walk from where the car was parked. Being an adult it took me a few minutes. 15 minutes if your quick, 1 hour if you were taking pictures along the way.

One of the huts along the way.

The first hut at Wasai Kadir, Labi, Kuala Belait - HDR

The Waterfall. You can either climb up directly from the left side, or you can climb up the hill the long way from the right side.

Preparing to jump the waterfall

My big splash! believe me, I jumped in and did not reach the bottom, its deep, and I don’t know, and I don’t wanna know how deep it is. I think I almost did not have enough breath to come back up!

My husband's splash!

On top of the waterfall you can see small streams and waterfalls. Felt like this place would be a good inspiration for landscaping.

Wasai Kadir, Labi, Kuala Belait - HDR

There were some small frogs on top of the waterfall. I managed to capture a picture of one.

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The trip

its a long trip, 30 min ride from pekan tutong to sungai liang, 45 minute ride to wasai wong kadir, add another 30 minute if you were to stop by anywhere or get lost (don’t worry, you won’t :p ), There is a sign on the left side of the road about 8km before teraja.

sign board showing the way to wasai wong kadir

There were things I wish I had thought off, and there were those that I was glad that I did.

  • Bring spare clothes, You’d be really tempted to go into the water, and you should! change into your dry clothes once you get out of the wasai, at toilet next to the parking area.
  • Bring food and drinks, for your breakfast if you had to skip it in the morning, as well your lunch if your planning to spend a long time at the wasai. You could probably drop by at restaurants before entering the Labi Road.

planning to put a map here, but google maps not clear in this area.

Pictures courtesy of www.attiev.com


Wasai Kadir, Labi, Kuala Belait - HDR

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