The houses of the water village are built close to each other and very often it is separated only by the walkway as seen in this shot. This is so because the early inhabitants only need to get the permission from the village headman to build their houses. Therefore, whatever available space is used to the maximum. The land does not belong to the house owners neither can it be sold.
Due to its close proximity to one another, a fire can cause extensive damage. This had happened many times due to the negligence of some house owners. It is said that the women folks never leave their gold and jewelleries in their house but instead wear it on their body. I am not sure if this is safe too!
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-03-27 3:35
Very nice picture, nice frame and sharp.Interesting to see this picture because Brunei is famous for Gold and Palaces. An other point of view.
Vicky (1442) 2005-03-27 3:37
Yes, this is very interesting...Brunei seen from a different perspective. I had no idea there were places like this....we usually only see the affluence of this Country. It's a humbling photo and I have learned from it. Good quality pic too, nice and sharp. Thanks for the lesson!! Kind regards, Vicky
Elise_d (1943) 2005-03-27 7:10
I love the sharpness of the details of this picture. Nice perspective also.
joaoferreira (0) 2005-03-27 11:01
Great framing. Another note very interesting. Regards!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-03-27 16:44
Thanks for showing us an different side of life in Brunie - I can image how a fire would ruin everything around in this kind houses.
danbachmann (1746) 2005-03-28 10:00
It's interesting to learn more about this place through your photographs. Do you live in Bandar Seri Begawan? It looks as if this area is not very deep - just after the last house it appears to open into a grassy area and under the houses it looks like mud - perhaps low tide, or this is marshland. Your picture has good texture and color. Perhaps the composition would be stronger without being able to see the green at the end of the passage
Tue (25798) 2005-03-28 18:13
Thanx for the interesting note and the good picture. I like the colours - especially the fresh green in the background. Good composition, well done! :-D
PixelTerror (0) 2005-03-30 4:55
NIce shot with perspective between the houses, I like the good colors and details displayed as well as the interesting note that came with the photo.
Have a nice day,
pablominto (53744) 2005-12-08 7:30
Simple but effective! Your POV here gives a very good composition, I like the perspective on the walkway between the houses... Good textures on the wooden constructions, colours and details likewise... Well done, again!