Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Water Village

Today we enjoyed a trip to the water village across from Bandar Seri Begawan. It’s amazing how some people can preserve their way of life.

All the modern conveniences are supported by electricity, plumbing and concrete piles. One of the houses even had its own karaoke set up.

The tour also included a visit to a museum dedicated to illustrating the 1,000 years of modern history of the water village.

Certain houses are used as 'tea houses' for visitors. The hosts provide and elaborate array of beverages and snacks.

From the outside houses look as if they ought to be condemned but all that changes once you get inside.

The water village has its own police station and fire department.

People get from one place to another by boat or by using the plank walkway that joins one area with another - just like streets!

No comments: