Teacher’s Day Promo Trip

Teachers do so much for us and expect nothing in return. So to show our appreciation we had the pleasure of taking a large group of teachers on a fun filled day away. Over the last couple of weekends in September teachers from ISB, Sekolah Menengah Saidina Osman and Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali arrived at the Bandar waterfront eager to enjoy a well-earned day off.

Upon arrival into Temburong, the crowd of smiling faces were met by our friendly guides and driven into the heart of the rainforest for a day of action packed adventure. We enjoyed every moment with these fabulous teachers and thank you for all the hard work that you do!

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Fascinating Russia: A once in a lifetime destination!

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Dobro pozhalovat’ v Rossiyu! Welcome to Russia! A large nation of over 143 million people that spans from eastern edge of Europe to tip of North America. With a European Atmosphere the cities of Moscow & St Petersburg weave both modern and historical fabrics to form Russia’s cultural heartland. Tourism in the country has seen significant growth recently, due to its rich cultural heritage. Between the months of May & October produce the best conditions for visiting Russia. Attractions such as St Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, Gostiny Dvor shopping gallery, and the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg are amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

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Russian cuisine and culture are at the core of Freme’s 11 day Fascinating Russia group tour. Sample the delights of Russia’s famous exotic soups such as the cabbage schi and borsch whilst watching the circus. Previous groups to Russia have called the Russian food amazing. Become enthralled with the world famous cultural contributions of the Russian people. Literary greats such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky are celebrated in Monuments and Galleries around Moscow & Saint Petersburg. Classical ballet of the Bolshoi theatre is considered to be the best in the world, whilst Russia’s triumphs in the international space race are preserved in the memorial museum of Cosmonauts. On this all-inclusive tour through these great cities your memories will last a lifetime.

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Moscow is the capital of Russia and its largest city. Moscow holds a special place at the epicentre of the country’s most pivotal movements. The streets echo with stories of triumph, tragedy and innovation. Forged in the fires of war many of Moscow’s iconic landmarks serve as tributes to the unbreakable spirit of the Russian people. On a historical tour of the city there is no shortage of attractions. From the Vorobyovy Gory a panoramic view of the Kremlin, Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral allow you to see 1000s of years into Russia’s cultural history.

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No trip to Moscow would be complete without an introduction to the famous Matryoshka or Russian dolls. The Matryoshka is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. As part of this 11 day cultural experience, you will be given the opportunity to take part in the making of the dolls, which previous group tour member Ms. Ying Ying Teo called this an “excellent experience”.

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Named one of Russia’s most beautiful cities, Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city with a population of 5 million people. Saint Petersburg is home to Russia’s number 1 tourist attraction and TripAdvisor’s 2015 travel choice winner: the State Hermitage Museum. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the great, the Hermitage Museum is the largest museum in Russia, housing more than 3 million works of art. Literary & Artistic greats are honoured just as much as adventurers. As such, pieces from Russian and European masters are on display in the museum. Saint Petersburg is also home to Peterhof or the Russian Versailles.

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Peterhof was the summer residence of the Tsars. Included in its complex, the Grand Palace is surrounded by many smaller pagodas and palaces. Scattered amongst the grounds are over 150 fountains and 3 waterfalls which incorporate the beauty of the palace. A cruise through the rivers and canals of this enchanting city creates the proper atmosphere to view the splendour of Peter the Great’s architectural brilliance.

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Earlier this year a group of 30 travellers made up of couples, solo travellers and a family embarked on this fascinating tour of Russia. According to their Feedback this tour had excellent sightseeing opportunities and the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and efficient, which meant they didn’t feel rushed and received an amazing cultural experience of Russia.
There is no better way to see all Russia at its best than with your friends and family. Departing on the 3rd of October Freme’s 11 day Fascinating Russia is your opportunity to visit a destination like no other. This all-inclusive tour will take the stress away from your next holiday. Just sit back and enjoy the cultural delights of Russia’s heartland.

Expert guiding in Brunei

Over the weekend a large number of our Inbound tour guides could of been spotted in various tourist hotspots all over Brunei. In fact if you were very lucky you may of been able to see the very rare site of a British tour guide leading a group of locals around old cultural sites of the colonial era.

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The group of guides set out to share their experience and expertises of guiding both here and abroad. Our guides then set about increasing their knowledge of Brunei’s culture, heritage and geography. On this three day course expertise were shared on anything ranging from Freme’s own Medicine Man in Temburong to the importance of design in the Chinese temple.

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Brunei is very culturally diverse and the museums in brunei are great at demonstrating what makes this country great. Our guides took turns demonstrating their expert guiding skill and imparting their unique knowledge of Brunei’s traditions and history.

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As well as the the Royal Regalia and Maritime Museums, several of our guides showed off their expertise by taking us on an informative, entertaining journey through the changes in malay technology.

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As well as visiting museums the group of guides conducted a walking and coach tour. Taking in the traditional sites of Tamu Kianggeh and Gadong market to the culturally diverse colonial district and chinese temple, finally reaching the iconic landmark of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque in the heart of Brunei’s capital.

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In addition to touring around Bandar Seri Begawan, our guides also shared their knowledge on the Temburong Districts unique eco systems. Unlike any other rainforest in the world, the rainforest in Brunei is in pristine condition and full of so many rare and beautiful plants and animals

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Brunei is such a diverse country and it is our responsibility as guides to educate and entertain visitors in order to preserve our country’s heritage. Here at Freme we take great pride in the knowledge we are able to share through our own personal experience. For both foreign nationals and natives we would strongly recommend taking time out and truly getting to know this fascinating, one of a kind country.

Upcoming articles will go further in uncovering the real Brunei and its place in Borneo for culture, action and adventure for amazing holidays.