INCREDIBLE Brunei River Safari

Hello from the streets of Brunei. Brunei, of course, is on the island of Borneo and one of the animals here that’s endemic
is the proboscis monkey, or the long-nosed monkey. So we’re on our way to go find some monkeys. Can you believe we’re going to go see some monkeys? I can’t believe it. I’m so ready for it though. Looks like we’re getting on a boat. Yeah. Let’s go. This is where I hope to not fall in. Thank you. Especially your phone. Yes…especially my phone. We’re just in the boat driving by the water village. Apparently this is the biggest one in the world. It is 600 years old. There are 4000 structures and 30,000 people live here. Wow! We just entered crocodile territory. Watch out! Keep your hands in the boat! We’re on the Brunei River. 80 percent of the river is covered in mangroves. 80 percent! And all these mangroves are
protected by the government and this is where we’re going
to find the monkeys hopefully. Oh there! Stand Marc, stand. There’s another one! You can see the baby! She’s got a baby! We just saw them! My favourite there was a mom
with a…a baby on her chest and she was in a hurry to get out of here
and she just like started climbing up the tree but you could see the baby hanging onto her. I can’t believe I saw a baby! Did you see the monkeys? I saw the monkeys! Did you see the mom with the baby? Yeah! She was climbing up the tree. Yeah! You have to look fast. Really fast! Or they’re gone. Yeah. All you can see now is the tree kind of shaking around. Hoping they’ll come back out. Can hear them. Yeah. There it goes. There it goes! Did you see him run away? Yeah. I got a shot of that. They’re a little hard to see. They’re kind of far away from us. Yeah. You have to squint. You can see their reddish-brown colours. Yeah. These monkeys live in two main types of groups so there’s a harem, which is a male
and around 14 to 30 females with babies. And then there’s a bachelor group. And apparently if you see the bachelor group,
they run really fast away from humans but we were really lucky that we
came across a harem because they are not so into humans
but they move away a lot slower so we were able to see some of them in the trees
as they kind of went along on their merry way. It looks like our boat got stuck there. Eileen, how do you feel about this moment right now? I get scared so easily when the boat goes… My heart goes… Looks like we’re out. Okay. Thank goodness. We’re heading away from the monkeys now and I feel so lucky that we actually got to see some. Not just one but a whole bunch of them
and a mom and a baby so I’m feeling pretty lucky right now. How’s my hair after that? Oh yeah! This is the volume of my dreams. I’ll just go in a boat for another half an hour. Marc, are you ready to go up those steps? Uhhh… It’s more ladder than stairs. He makes it look easy. Yeah he does. I think I can do it. Seems like a two-hand job. Thank you. That was actually pretty good! Yeah not bad. Good form. Thanks! Okay, we’ve both managed to climb out of the boat, up the traditional steps there.
-Success! And we’ve stopped to take a look inside
one of the houses here at the water village and I think this is the house of our boat driver. Yeah. So we’re going to look around. He wanted to give us like a little look
at where he lives, which is so cool. He just told us to look underneath the floor
and there’s huge catfish down there. And he threw some food to him and you can
see all the tails splashing around in the water right underneath our feet. Those are some hungry catfish. Very hungry. Shoes off. Shoes off, k. And right foot first. Alright. We have to take our shoes off here
and enter with our right foot first. Okay…right foot first. Hello! Hello!
-Hello! Happy Raya! Selamat Hari Raya! This is way better than MTV. Way better than MTV, yeah. You ain’t gonna see this on MTV. This is the real thing. May I go out? Yeah! Oh wow! Oh my gosh, look at this garden! Wow! There’s the water right there. What do you think of this?
-So cool! It’s…it’s like…it feels like you’re in just like
a normal neighbourhood somewhere. You’d never know we’re on the water right now.
-Yeah! And you look down and you hear the sound
and you’re like, oh yeah we’re on stilts. And 30,000 people live in this community. It’s unbelievable. And I just keep thinking like what a cool place
for them to film the next James Bond film. Yeah! We need to write a letter. Driving a motorcycle through here! Jumping from house to house. Yeah! Mission Impossible style. Exactly! So cool here! There are eleven children in this family so now there’s a lot of extended family, grandchildren. I love when you walk into someone’s home
and see all the family photos. They have multiple tables and chairs in this room
because they have a lot of extended family so everyone can sit down when they come to visit. Are you hungry? Yeah. We just kind of mix it all together
and make a bit of a soup. Yeah apparently you put…
-You can grab just a bit of everything here. There’s a bit of… Bean sprouts? Bean sprouts, yes. Calamansi. And rice noodle…egg noodles. And this is the…this is the secret weapon. Yeah? And we have satay. Oh yum. And we have peanut sauce. Oh! That sounds amazing! Thank you. Look at this. Wow! This is the real thing. Some bean sprouts. This is beef here. And then this is where the magic happens. We somehow get this liquid into here. Using that. It’s not really magic, eh Han? Ooh! This looks good! There it is. Voila! Soup à la Brunei. Soup time. Soup is all ready to go. We have satay with peanut sauce. I’m excited to try this broth ‘cause
it takes an entire day to make it. Let’s try. Mmm! Oh it’s nice. We just finished eating our meal inside the house and they gave us a cup of coffee and invited us to come and
have the coffee on the porch. I have never been on a porch with a view like this. And you can see water all around. There’s boats going by. Just over there, there’s people going through
the day’s catch from the fishing boats. So, I mean this has just been
an unbelievable experience. Not only did we get to see the monkeys,
which was really lucky. Seeing this water village where 30,000 people live and getting to go inside one of the houses
and eat a home cooked meal, I mean, it’s just been a wonderful day and
I hope you guys have enjoyed the video. Don’t forget to give it a like,
a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and subscribe to the channel
if you haven’t already for lots more videos. I am going to drink this cup of coffee
and look at this view and enjoy every single sip of it. Bye. Oh! There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee!

38 thoughts on “INCREDIBLE Brunei River Safari

  1. Eileen Aldis
    I like the natural environment in your videos and the monkeys that look full of vitality.???

  2. ??More BRUNEI videos are coming! SUBSCRIBE for more travel adventures: ?What do you think of seeing monkeys in the wild and how cool is this huge water village? Can you imagine living there?! ?

  3. You two really get around…from Malaysia to Bunei.!! Again the people are so friendly. Imagine the boat driver inviting you into
    his family home. It's beautiful and home cooking looks awesome. The garden was unbelievable. I loved the mommy monkey with her baby too. Did you see any crocodiles?

  4. Wow. This almost had a mystical, surreal vibe to it. Can't believe what inside that house! So modest looking from the outside, but inside a totally different world! Indeed it's hard to believe there is a body of water lurking just underneath!
    I hope that girl @5:25 was ok 🙂 Yeah sure is awesome seeing the monkeys! I assume that's the Sultan's Palace @0:44. Excellent work again guys!

  5. I really liked this video! It was a great ‘real’ slice of life, as the people there live it.
    It’s nice seeing the monkeys in their natural surroundings…..Even if they were shy……..!
    ….Seeing the inside of one of the water homes was great! What a friendly guy! ….And they fed you!

  6. I wish from the bottom of my heart to meet you someday. I hope that my dream will come true. Thank you so much

  7. Excelente video, hermoso lugar y que bueno que el gobierno de Brunéi proteja los manglares con el calentamiento global necesitamos que muchos gobiernos del mundo hagan lo mismo, saludos desde México ??

  8. Great job on the video. So awesome to explore the culture of people around the world. Thanks for sharing these special moments with us. Loved the monkey too.

  9. That looked like fun with the monkeys…crocodiles, not so much…they terrify me…Lol!!

  10. Glad to see you had a good time in Brunei. We Bruneians love to host and will go great lengths to make sure our guest are treated well. It's the least we can do to appreciate the effort they make to visit our tiny little country. Did you get to explore Temburong? If you haven't, you must come back again. Also, I love your editing and choices of music. Good luck with your travels. Subbed!

  11. I really enjoyed watching this interesting video and look forward to more from BRUNEI.

  12. Thank you for covering my lovely little country. Lovely content and i miss it so much…

  13. What a cool place! You guys have the coolest adventures! Loved the music selection in this one too!

  14. Great video, probably one of the best on Kg Ayer from the POV of the tourist. Most just depict walking through the wooden bridges and boat rides; but here you show inside a typical home, and typical folk activities. Thanks for visiting Brunei.

  15. I have watched a lot of touristy vlogs on Kampong Ayer and yours is definitely on my top list! You guys manage to capture the essence of the water village brilliantly and definitely will endorse people to subscribe and watch your videos! Hope you guys had a good time visiting the most underrated country in Southeast Asia =p

  16. What a great video share.  Thank you.  I think seeing monkeys in the wild might be fairly unsettling to me especially if they congregate in groups and pick up sticks and rocks.  I know, that doesn't really happen in the wild to the degree that my imagination might think.  Honestly though, we do see a monkey in almost all your videos ….. JUST STOP IT!!!  I'm just kidding Marc!  My goodness, cant even take a joke.  Seriously the huge water village is wonderful … it was like you and Marc had climbed a ladder into a make believe world.  How delightful!  I totally enjoyed this video share.  I am seriously and honestly your most dedicated and flatulent follower.  Thank you for this great video.  It was like the best bowl of beans and double double ever!!!

  17. You two are lovely, your video style is just spot on, and I’m so thankful that you share your adventures with us! Thank you! Happy holidays!

  18. I think your vlogs should get more exposure to people. Then people know about these good hoilday place …

  19. it's not a soup. Just like when you are in malaysia. it's Soto Daging(meat). or Ayam(chicken). nyummm

  20. I suggest 1place and very interesting and very beautiful place at kinabatangan river, there u can see many species animal

  21. hi ellen im from brunei youtuber brunei wlcome to brunei nice u vidio god job girls

  22. To be able to feature the story of our country, it's such an honor for you guys to be able to travel through the Brunei River and dig thru into one of our eldest neighborhood of Bruneians. Really love your video shots and editings. Its just such an eye opening to us locals to see the backyard of some common house in Kampong Ayer to have such nice garden. Yes our river have vast things to explore actually, not only that it is also appreciable for you to been able to taste our local cookings and delicacies, what Bruneians enjoy eating and missed most when we are away. Yeah you also should take yourself on jungle trekking to our green forest eg Tasek Lama, Bukit Shahbandar, Sungai Buloh, and many more..Thanks again guys.

  23. Indonesia kalimantan, Papua more better than Brunei. I wish you have a time to visit…

  24. Those Boat Driver Family deserve's a credit. They were very kind and generous. You guys were very lucky to experience all these.

  25. Ok from Brunei safari now come to Africa Kenya my country the best safari over here, welcome!

  26. I had just subscribed. Tq so much for capturing the real beauty of Brunei river and its life. Its the best video so far amongst others that I had watched. Both of you are real travellers. Humble and very open minded. Keep up the good spirit and looking fwd for ur other vids.

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