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- Very beautiful mosque. Great while building with golden domes and minarets In front of the mosques and artificial lake and a stone ship built inside. Very fascinating attraction in Brunei.Written 18 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Apart from the well-known Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin in the city centre, there is another mosque which also famous in the city. This mosque located just outside the city centre, but close to some other location like Pasar Gadong and RIPAS Hospital. Went there for Jumaat prayer, they still practicing physical distancing and preventive measure for Covid-19 even though this country hasn't any case in nearly 300 days.Written 22 February 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A must visit when in Brunei. The world's biggest water village, and has been here since the 11th century. We also saw some Kimodo dragons in trees, a fire station and some schools.Written 10 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Stopped by the Sultan's place and really liked the architectural design as well as the well groomed garden surrounding it. The gates are definitely well lit up at night and really pretty.Written 18 November 2019
- Being in Bandar Seri Begawan on a weekend I happened to see the town's all three 'tamu' (market). After dinner Saturday evening at the 'Tamu Selera', which is exclusively a food market with cooked meals (open daily from 5 -pm to midnight) I then went next morning, on a Sunday, to the town's main market, the Tamu Kianggeh, named after the small nearby river of that name.
It is a good place to see what is on offer in the country, from vegetables, fruit to meat and fish. Some sell cooked food to be eaten there. Also some other items are for sale, for example basketry, which would be an item for tourists, but tourists are hardly ever seen in this town.
From here I walked to the main street, the Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin, where a 24h weekend market is held, from 6pm on Saturday till 6pm on Sunday. Here the accent is less on food than clothes, shoes and all kind of other items.
Of all the three places the most atmospheric is definitely the night market 'Tamu Selera'.Written 26 December 2019
- We avoid this church on weekends especially Sunday and moreover during the Holy season as we were warned it would be packed like sardines, very crowded and parking extremely difficult. But as it turned out, it is a perfect place for weekday Mass for us. We came early had no trouble parking and Mass was enjoyed by all as it wasn't crammed, temperature perfect and the service was well enjoyed by all.Written 29 December 2018
- When walking down Jalan Kianggeh along the small river of that name towards the Tamu Kianggeh, the towns main market, I saw almost on the opposite of it the front of this not very big Chinese temple, apparently built in 1960.
Chinese have been present in Brunei since centuries, mainly as merchants. The majority though came to work here after the discovery of oil in the 1920's, thus in Britsh times. Now with about 10% of the population they form the biggest minority in the country.Written 27 December 2019
- We went there in the afternoon where it was too hot and humid, however, we took some photos and came back again when darkWritten 16 January 2020
- The bridge that connect city Centre and sungai Kebun. At the side can see water village and below the bridge is where you can get boat to Temburong town.Written 1 January 2020
- Went there for jogging in Sunday morning when the city normally had weekly "Bandarku Ceria" event where no car can go through the city centre. From this area, you can have a good view of Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin, Kampong Ayer & the city itself.Written 22 February 2021
- The rather humble birthplace of the current Sultan is not only closed to the public but also surrounded by a barbed wire topped fence. It is shame that the building is not used in some way, especially as everything else connected with the Sultan is so venerated.Written 5 January 2020
- First Mosque you'll see upon landing at the airport. It is cute, quaint, and well designed. Its nothing like the other Mosques in Brunei, but it has nice character and charm.Written 18 November 2019
- If you are visiting the Maritime and Technology museum, it is worth to walk or drive a couple of km, otherwise there is no point to go the mausoleum only. It was a golden time for Brunei during the reign of Sultan Bolkiah (1485-1524), therefore it is most probably nicely decorated. There are also archeological sites close to the mausoleum.Written 27 June 2019
- The reflection over the water combined with the Mosque adjacent to it gives it even more character. Beautifully designed, and well worth stopping by.Written 18 November 2019
- This is definitely worth a visit to have a stroll around a rather unique environment. Wave over a water taxi for $1 per person and then take a leisurely walk around the village (arrows indicate permitted routes) taking in the different properties (checkout the pottery house!). There's not a great deal to do here but it's definitely worth an hour or so of your time.Written 15 August 2019
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