There are great holiday getaways for teachers in Southeast Asia and international teachers based in Brunei are perfectly situated to take full advantage of them all. We’ve collected a few testimonials of great holiday getaways from teachers regarding some of their recent amazing March break getaways. With close to 11 weeks of holidays each year – 2 weeks in March, 2 weeks in June, close to a week in September, the entire of month of December off and a number of long weekends throughout the year – international English teachers working in Brunei can easily jump on any number of direct flights to some of Asia’s most storied and exotic destinations.
‘I love Singapore! And it is so close to Brunei–just a couple of hours flight. There is so much to do there, so it’s great for long weekends. Universal studios was the highlight if my holiday. We went at the end of the march holidays for 5 days.’
‘Bali is stunning. It’s a great place to go to relax, the food is amazing, and the yoga and diving were fantastic. Its my second time going there, and no doubt I’ll go again!
Kirstie McGregor – Primary Teacher
‘Sri Lanka was everything we had been told and had read about. Since returning to Brunei, friends have asked us ‘what’s the best part about Sri Lanka?’ It is very difficult to answer this! Sri Lanka has it all … Culture, history, landmarks, nature, hikes, beaches, food … but the highlight for us were the amazing friendly local people (closely followed by the incredible food! Though my husband would say watching Sri Lanka play Bangladesh at a T20 cricket match was one of his favourite things).
Natalie Robinson, International Literacy Coach
‘My husband and I absolutely loved Japan. We were fortunate enough to be there at the height of the Cherry Blossom season and found it exciting to be experiencing something we had read about and seen on television for so many years, but never actually thought we’d see in person. Kyoto was incredible, such a beautiful and ancient city. With many UNESCO sites and a deep history this is a city you could explore for weeks all on it’s own. For a modern twist, we also visited the Island of Naoshima home to a number of modern art museums, installations and sculptures. We especially liked the interactive and submersive works of James Turrell – a must see for modern art geeks.
Theresa Collins, Secondary English Teacher
‘During my time in India I enjoyed trying different Indian foods and experiencing the culture. I got to see a traditional dance from Kerala and listen to some amazing Indian music. In Chennai I saw a Hindu festival. India was definitely a culinary delight.’
Kylie Moody, Primary Teacher
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