Activities for a Rainy Day in Bandar Seri Begawan

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  • reemakaa
    Damascus, Syria32 contributions
    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 2022
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  • Umnada
    Azaiba, Oman403 contributions
    If you are a history lover this is the place to visit. A stone through from the Raddison hotel , we spent almost 2 hrs learning all about Brunei and its ruling family. The items displayed go back to some 29 generations of the present Sultan. A lot to learn and see. The place is done up very plush and posh and looks like no expense has been spared to exhibit all there is, however on visiting the comfort rooms I found that the whole area has been totally neglected and does not meet up to the standard of what is being exhibited.
    The doors of the toilets are so run down that they hardly close. Water on the floor, no toilet appear, soap or hand towels.
    Sorry to say but really appalling to see. I hope someone will pay attention and correct this and this is meant as a positive complaint. It looks like there need to be someone checking on the hygiene of the back areas.
    Please don't let me put anyone off of visiting that's only one aspect of what is a beautiful place to spend few hrs.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Sid5515
    Bangi, Malaysia791 contributions
    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 2021
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  • Sid5515
    Bangi, Malaysia791 contributions
    Generally it is a night market under the proper market building, housing range of foods and fruits. Food price are cheap and have a lot of variety from local dishes to snacks. There also several tables where you can have your meal.
    Written 22 February 2021
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  • Poleinahole
    Switzerland2,014 contributions
    I’m not sure why this is called the “Technology” Museum as there is nothing technological about it.

    It’s a museum about Brunei customs and traditions. It’s not particularly realistic. If going to Sarawak, the Cultural Museum in Kuching is far better.

    But given that it’s free and there’s not much else to visit in Brunei might be worth a look. You can’t take photos though.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • AFAK25
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,607 contributions
    I stayed in Rizqun Hotel next to The Mall. I chose Rizqun purely due to its location which is near to the mall and activities surrounding it.

    The Mall reminds me of malls in KL perhaps 15-20 years ago, before the age of KLCC and Pavilion. The ambience was relaxed, almost homely.

    Lots of restaurants and food stalls.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Marjorie M
    Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
    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
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  • hansibrahim
    Malaysia344 contributions
    The Brunei Museum is the national museum of Brunei located at Kota Batu near the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The museum has exhibits of Islamic art, historical period of the 16th century and archaeology and ethnography.It is the largest museum in Brunei.
    Written 5 May 2019
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  • Robbie W
    London, UK6 contributions
    Rather than exploring the whole history of Brunei the galleries concentrate on a handful of topics, which are a bit disjointed. Most of the documents gallery is in Malay only for some reason (all other galleries are bi-lingual). I found the Golden Age gallery the most interesting, although it left wanting to know what happened next, after all there was a nearly 300 year gap between the Spaniards attacking Brunei and the arrival of the White Rajah.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland24,908 contributions
    After walking through this very centrally located shopping center I went some floors up to the 'Food Court' (which has no separate entry in Tripadvisor), where there is a big choice in different type of meals.

    When I saw a place, which offered 'Ambuyat', the national dish of Brunei, I made my choice. At the counter I ordered an 'Ambuyat special', which came with 5 fried shrimps, 2 grilled small fishes, an omelet, boiled vegetables, raw carrots and cucumbers and 4 different kind of dips. And naturally in a separate bowl the famous Ambuyat, a very sticky colourless substance, made from the interior of a sago palm. To eat it one is given a special bamboo fork, called 'Chandas' like chop sticks attached to each other at one end, but not to be broken. There is no way to chew the Ambuyat, all one does, after having dipped it into a kind of Sambal Sauce, is to slowly swallow it. Quite fun and not too bad.
    Written 23 December 2019
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  • Poleinahole
    Switzerland2,014 contributions
    Total as concessionaire for the area the wreck was in spent a considerable amount of money exploring and raising the remains of the wreck.

    You can see remains of pottery in a wooden modern recreation of the ship’s hull.

    There’s a video of how they explored and excavated.

    It’s free and air conditioned but you have to leave your bag and camera in a locker.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • yuri269
    Brunei Darussalam1 contribution
    I always go to get a snack, but i also always leave with a full coursed meal! smh YUM! *TAKE MY MONEY*
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • Professor_UK
    London, UK87 contributions
    This is not a training center. It’s not a museum. It’s a shop.
    Car parking free.
    At least you don’t need to take shoes off.
    But you can’t take pictures.
    Next door there’s a restaurant which was closed during the day.
    No cafe.
    There are no arts and crafts that you would want to buy.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • JC
    1 contribution
    Great experience - clean, beautiful interior, comfortable, and a great massage! Fully Covid Compliance with all personnel wearing Facial Mask, Temperature Screening & Sanitation.

    Opted for a 2hr massage. The therapist made my aches and stress disappear - extremely intuitive and able to adjust the pressure accordingly. The foot reflexology made me so relaxed I was falling asleep. I will definitely go back again!

    Worth every dollar!
    Written 18 April 2021
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  • yogibikini
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam50 contributions
    This is my first time visiting this spa in Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei.
    The location is in Serusop same lane as Loft building and not so difficult to find with clear explanation from therapist. I cannot say the location is located in high end environment but when I stepped on the stairs, the decoration with artificial frangipani and electric candles quite interesting.
    Then inside decoration also not so bad with Indonesian traditional touch I reckon.
    The massage from therapist not really top class but I still like it since the therapist soooo polite and nice.
    The problem only with the face accupressure which definitely not really good as they missed the sequence in traditional natural facial massage.
    Overall, if I wanna get my body relax, I might come again but not for facial.
    Written 29 June 2016
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