Milky Way captured in Brunei skies

James Kon

An amateur photographer captured an image of the Luagan Lalak Recreation Park in Labi, against a glowing backdrop of Milky Way stars.

The image was captured at around 9.15pm last Saturday by 52-year-old Yong Kim Sin, who has spent the last eight years capturing the hidden beauties of Brunei Darussalam.

The picture was shared on the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)’s Facebook page, where it received over 430 likes.

Yong told the Bulletin, “I captured beautiful scenes of the Luagan Lalak Recreation Park where I went to de-stress and admire the natural environment. I hope that through my lens, I can promote that place among members of the public.”

Meanwhile, the PABD stated on its website, “From Brunei Darussalam, the Milky Way’s core will be visible from March till October, with the prime viewing times from May till August.

“This is when the galactic centre is observable all night long. Essentially, a clear dark sky is necessary to shoot the Milky Way or Galactic Core, and that means driving to rural areas further from the cities or town.”

Amateur photographer Yong Kim Sin captured an image of the Luagan Lalak Recreation Park in Labi against a glowing backdrop of Milky Way stars. Yong, who spent the last eight years capturing the hidden beauty of Brunei Darussalam, captured the image at around 9.15pm last Saturday. PHOTO: YONG KIM SIN