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Top Choice Bruneian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Nasi Katok Corner

Locals queue at night for cheap snack of nasi kotok – rice and meat (or tofu) plus sambal – at this tiny shopfront. Rice, sambal and piece of fried meat (or fishball or tofu) are placed in a paper cone, you hand ove…
Top Choice Hawker in Bandar Seri Begawan

Tamu Selera

At this bustling, makeshift hawker centre, set in a shady park, diners eat excellent, cheap Malaysian and Indonesian dishes under colourful tarps and ceiling fans. Options include fresh seafood, satay, fried chicken…
Top Choice Japanese in Bandar Seri Begawan

Excapade

This excellent, centrally located, Japanese restaurant boasts an extensive menu of sushi, tempura, gyoza, teppanyaki and rice and noodle dishes. Expertly prepared and presented dishes, attentive staff and decidedly …
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandar Seri Begawan

Pondok Sari Wangi

Located in Gadong, Pondok Sari Wangi is a beloved Bandar institution. The extensive menu includes a variety of tasty noodle and rice dishes, stir-fries and curries. Nasi ayam bakar sari wang, grilled chicken and ric…
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 Brun…
National Park in Temburong District

Ulu Temburong National Park

One of the highlights of a visit to Brunei, Ulu Temburong National Park is in the heart of a 500-sq-km area of pristine rainforest. It's so untouched that only about 1 sq km of the park is accessible to tourists; th…
Cafe in Bandar Seri Begawan

Piccolo Café

This cafe serves up lavender lattes (an original, if not completely delicious, drink) as well as more conventional coffees, teas and smoothies and a range of sandwiches, wraps, waffles and cakes, including an extrem…
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 population lived here, and even today ma…
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

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…