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Royal Regalia Museum

When called upon to present a gift to the sultan of Brunei, you must inevitably confront the question: what do you give a man who has everything? At this entertaining museum you'll see how heads of state have solved…
Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Completed in 1958 Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien – named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei (the late father of the current sultan) – is surrounded by an artificial lagoon that serves as a reflecting pool. This being Brune…
Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan

Malay Technology Museum

This absorbing museum focuses on the traditional lifestyle and craftsmanship of Brunei's ethnic groups. Peek into the bamboo dwellings of a re-created Malay water village, peer into a Murut longhouse with weaponry o…
Village in Bandar Seri Begawan

Kampong Ayer

Home to around 30,000 people, Kampong Ayer consists of 42 contiguous stilt villages built along the banks of the Sungai Brunei (Brunei River). A century ago, half of Brunei's Malay population lived here, and even to…
Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan

Istana Nurul Iman

The sultan's official residence, the world's largest residential palace, is more than four times the size of the Palace of Versailles. It has 1788 rooms, air-conditioned stables for the sultan's polo ponies, gold do…
Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan

Brunei Museum

Brunei's national museum, with its Islamic-art gallery, exhibits depicting Brunei's role in Southeast Asian history from the arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese in the 1500s, and natural-history gallery, is a dece…
Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan

Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum

The impressive skeleton of a ship, lined with ceramic vessels, greets you as you step into the main hall inside this gleaming, ship-like building at Kota Batu, 5km east of the city centre. On display are some of the…
Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan

Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Built in 1992 to celebrate the 25th year of the current sultan's reign, Brunei's largest mosque and its four terrazzo-tiled minarets dominate their surroundings. It's impossible to miss as you head towards Gadong, a…
Gallery in Bandar Seri Begawan

Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery

A good place to start a visit to Kampong Ayer – and get acquainted with Brunei's pre-oil culture – is the Cultural & Tourism Gallery, directly across the river from Sungai Kianggeh (the stream at the eastern edg…
Park in Bandar Seri Begawan

Taman Peranginan Tasek

If you need a reminder that just beyond BSB's air-conditioned malls lies the Bornean jungle, this city park, with its background chorus of buzzing, chirping and rustling rainforest sounds, should do it. Well-marked …