These comments were found on virtualtourist.com about Brunei. What a big difference in 3 years:
In August 2002 - Xinta wrote: Brunei's multi-million dollar playland complex with its free rides, sights and sounds. Early birds are attracted to the free rides, bathed in light and colour, which offer seats from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Popular with the elders is the ageless carousel. They mix with the kids riding a horse, a lion, a rooster and other animals as the music plays on and everybody merrily goes round. A mini train tours the complex and ends at the bump car rides. Along the way are the children's playgrounds with mazes and swings, mechanical rides, a kiddies train, a pirate ship, paddle boats, remote control boats and cars, high-tech rides, shooting gallery and pirates' den. The dinosaur's roar can scare the wits out of a youngster.
In October 2005 - Kokoryko wrote: Jerudong Park This is an attraction park, build for the Brunean 15 years ago; it was gratis until recently, but now you have to pay to have a ride on one of the attractions (chenille, grand huit, etc….) ; it is a sort of a mini Disneyworld, with all sorts of attractions. There was long time no maintenance and many attractions do not work anymore and some look dangerous; I spent about 5 mn there, it was enough for me! Near Jerudong, 15 mn drive from downtown. dont go
Which comment would you prefer?
As for other attractions in Brunei, you don't have to wait years to see the difference. These are as valid now as there were 4 years ago.
In August 2002 - dcglim wrote: The National Museum. DO NOT go! Its not worth the trip..... there is nothing to see there that is of historical significance. PLeeeease.... I've been there 3 times before.
In August 2002 - the same dcglim added: DOn't go to Serasa beach.... It was truly beautiful, a natural spit that has been cut, dredged and the remnants have been polluted utterly by the ships and the frequent visitors. Go to Jerudong beach instead. Its deserted. Its funny..... great beautiful beaches, which the locals try to destroy or if they don't they never ever use it.
Hmmmmmm....... Are these the images we want to potray?