We left Brunei in 2014, Nathan already in January and the kids and I followed in the middle of March, so it's been 3 1/2 years. Today we returned.
We stayed with our friends the Turners. They started out in Brunei the same time we did, 10 years ago (!), and are still in the same house so it was really familiar coming back.
Ha ha, they inherited our Jura coffee machine when we left. It must be about 12-13 years old by now, but still going strong! Good old friend!
Oh my how I had missed all the lush greenery and the tropical climate!