Monday, April 26, 2010

What We Can Do On Friday & Sunday's Morning

It's been a while that I didn't wake up early during the school off-day on Friday and Sunday.

That is because I'd been sleeping like a sleeping pig for all these while!

It's the school off-day, why not take a rest? Why wake up so early in the morning plus WHAT can we do in the early morning?

There is a proverb saying "The early bird gets the earthworms". Waking early won't bring any loss because by waking up early, we get extra few hours time to do what we want. Within hours, there are a lot of things can be done like going out for morning breakfast with the loves on or having a healthy lifestyle by going for a jog or a hike.

And here's another option that we can do.

Visit the Tamu Kianggeh!

A lot of people has choose to be sleeping beauty or sleeping macho AND has miss one of the wonderful happening in Brunei Darussalam.

A market that has become a tradition and part of the culture of Brunei Darussalam.

Friday & Sunday would be the busiest day throughout the week because it is the off-day of the working class that auntie-aunties and uncles-uncles would buy the vegetables, fruits and meats to refill their refrigerator.

It is part of the tradition which during the old days, the peoples live in the water villages that use their boat to sells their products that are known as the "PADIAN". As time passes by, Brunei had move into the modern era that Government built this Tamu for the PADIAN which are more convenient for them and the people.

And the picture above is the water taxi.

Some have been in the business for decades that all these routines have become part of them. It is time that they can have their rest and enjoy their life but they still wake up early every morning to open the stall. It is them that preserve the tradition. It is the people around, friends around and the feels that make them stay. Something that money could not buy, something that we teenagers may not understand.

Tamu Kianggeh is one place that definitely can promote Brunei Darussalam. By just walking a round in the Tamu, we can understand lots of things about Brunei. Its culture, traditions, peoples, lifestyles, delicacies, products and etc. That is because everything are originally come from the local peoples.

Instead of selling the import rice, beras wangi or beras siam. In tamu, people sells the rice that they grow by themselves.

It is hard to find local handicraft products these day because every where we see these, "Made In China"!!!

But in Tamu Kianggeh, mostly everything is Made In Brunei.

And the animals are made in Brunei too!!!

"The early bird gets the earthworms", by waking up early to go to the Tamu we can buy things that are...


Business hours are flexible which the stall owners can go back once their things are sold out that some stalls are open for business only for few hours. We not only going to miss the freshness of the things when we wake up late but also the foods too. The earlier the better would be the good timing to go Tamu cos' we don't want to miss delicious foods like these...



Egg Tart

Kueh-Kueh Melayu

Cucur Udang

Chai Kueh

Taking pictures at the Tamu is one of the nicest things to do. A lot of photographers did their photo shoot at Bandar Seri Begawan and the Tamu Kianggeh too.

Because of the great lighting from the sunlight in the early morning, the colorful colors that we can see everywhere, the reflection of light that we can get from the rivers, the vintage effects and feels that we can have that can enhance the quality of the pictures.

Moments like that are moments that we would not want to miss!

Me and couple friends of mine didn't miss it because we woke up early :)

Alan and YeeNee

Andy and Jestina

and ME!!!

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