Tuesday, December 8, 2015

hello OMAN

We have heard so much about how beautiful Oman is from folks working in the oil & gas industries, and from whom who worked or traveled to this country before. We learned and understand that Oman, which is strategically located at the mouth of the Gulf at South-East corner of the Arabian Peninsula, is the oldest independent state in the Arab world.

Oman has one of the most diverse environments in the Middle East with various tourist attractions. The wide land measured at 309,500 km square with long coastal line offers many unique old-world wonders.

It was a huge regret we did not explore the rural part of this country, however, we hope the photos shared may more or less give you some general perception how stunning she is, the Sultanate of Oman.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei, the mosque is one of the most beautiful structures in the country and declared by most to be the most beautiful and fantastic mosque in Southeast Asia. A major landmark cum tourist attraction of Brunei.

Named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei who also initiated its construction was completed in 1958 and is an example of modern Islamic architecture unites Mughal architecture and Italian styles.

The mosque's most recognizable feature - the main dome, is covered in pure gold. The mosque stands 52 m (171 ft) high and can be seen from virtually anywhere in Bandar Seri Begawan. The main minaret is the mosque's tallest feature. In a unique way it mixes Renaissance and Italian architectural style. The minaret has an elevator to the top, where a visitor can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.