I'm sorry to my Chinese friends for writing this, but going shopping these days - is pure horror... The supermarkets are ok still, but the malls and other shops... *shiver*! I just can't take it!
Well, it's Chinese New Year coming up (14th of February) and everywhere they are playing this very intense Chinese music in the shops, with lots of high-pitch singing and bells ringing; and they have it so loud you can hardly think! Not for me, definitely not for me.
It's fun to look at the decorations though. All the shops are heavily decorated in red, and they have a massive amount of attributes ready for sale to prepare for the big event. There are lots of Chinese in Brunei you see.
I don't mind the decorations at all, they are (in their own way) beautiful - but the music... please, someone, turn down the music... just a little bit...
Edit: So, what do they sell in the shops? I took another photo today, to show you how it might look like. They sell Chinese lanterns, paper pineapples (?), fake flowers and fake oranges, ang pao-envelopes, prosperity cards, waving cats, Chinese lions, festive china etc, etc. See here: