100 Richard & the Giant Tea Pot

A Tea Service Greeting

A Tea Service Greeting

Koala Belait, our last overnighter in Brunei, lies off the highway to the right. A giant tea service greets you. I was ready to find a cool place to sit. Strange, you go a 1/4 mile then turn right and it’s still 2 Ks down the old highway. The town is pleasant and has several hotels. Asking, we were directed to Hotel Sentosa. A young guy, Richard, greeted us. Turns out he is manager and part owner. He and staff tried to help get the bikes into the elevator but that’s a one man job. A one man struggle for a man with a broken wing.

The desk clerk and Richard were so interested in our trip. They wanted to talk, I wanted to sit and take advantage of their Free WI-Fi and free flowing air conditioner.

Richard the Inn Keeper
Richard the Inn Keeper

We dined on the patio out front of the hotel. There were a couple of Aussie guys that made the ugly Americans look humble. One, with his wellies off and feet on the chair began giving the staff a hard time about the sause for his steak. Awe well there’s one in every crowd.

We loved talking with Richard. His family name is Chin. Our observation is that most of the successful businesses in Brunei are owned and run by Chinese. We didn’t discuss that with Richard, just  an observation. 


Comments (3)

BobMarch 29th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

you ok bro after your fall. Be careful Love ya Bob

Joan KrugerApril 9th, 2009 at 10:42 am

sorry to hear about your fall. Actually to read about it. Sounded pretty scarrie. Hope you are ok now. Stay on top the bike. Love ya Joan

adminApril 11th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Yep, you’re right, old guys should never try to dive off bikes. It hurts like HELL!