Top things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Top Choice Market in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pasar Malam Gadong

Thanks to its authentic local snacks and dishes (grilled things on skewers, rice topped with chicken and sambal inside a banana leaf etc), this is Brunei's most popular night market. Unfortunately it's more geared t…
Top Choice Japanese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Kaizen Sushi

All clean lines and bamboo accents, the minimalist interior of this waterfront restaurant focuses your attention on the food. The menu is extensive, from the imaginative sushi rolls and sashimi sets to noodles and t…
Top Choice Fusion in Bandar Seri Begawan

Alter Ego Fusion

It's hard to pin down Alter Ego, except to say that it's one of BSB's most creative offerings, served in an equally impressive space that looks like the coffee shop of your dreams crossed with a jazz bar. Expect fal…
Top Choice Coffee in Bandar Seri Begawan

Roasted Sip

Everything a mini-temple to the bean should be, this coffee roastery draws Bruneians from BSB all the way to Jerudong. There's a good mix of coffees here from Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia, prepared using V…
Top Choice Cafe in Bandar Seri Begawan

Rack & Brew

'Coffee is always a good idea' announces a poster on the wall of this funky cafe, and we concur. It's good coffee, too; locals come here for the caffeine hit and the epic breakfasts, from soft-shell crab florentine …
Top Choice Museum in Bandar Seri Begawan

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…
Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Nasi Katok Corner

Locals queue at night for a cheap snack of nasi kotok at this tiny shopfront. Rice, sambal and a piece of hot and spicy/barbecue/honey mustard/black pepper chicken (or fishball or tofu) are placed in a paper cone, y…
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…