Bandar Seri Begawan
Originally composed of a community built on stilts over the water, Kampong Ayer Brunei, this water village first moved location to get more space, and then gradually expanded onto firm land.
Today, the water village is still home to about 30 thousand people.
Some live in the traditional timber housing, but a growing number in recently built structures with modern services.
Many of the traditional homes have modern conveniences and sophisticated electronics behind the simple facades.
Originally named Brunei Town, it was renamed as one of the steps towards total independence from British Protectorate status in 1982.
Bandar Seri Begawan (commonly called Bandar or BSB) Brunei Darussalam capital city, is home to all the government ministries, and many of the major government departments, such as Public Works, Education, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Town & Country Planning, Health, Transport and Communication.
Bandar Seri Begawan
The central city area is the traditional shopping and commerce area, with the modern Yayasan shopping mall, traditional shop houses and local markets.
The main terminal for local and regional buses - including those to Kota Kinabalu. Miri and Bintulu - is in this central area; just a few minutes walk from our office.
Brunei Clock Tower
Bandar Seri Begawan Road
This area includes many cafes, restaurants and the Mall; a complex of shops, movie theatres and eateries; trendy modern and classic local style.
Brunei's important role in the history and development of Borneo, and the role of the Family Monarchy, has been captured in numerous museums. These provide a unique insight into the development of Brunei and it's regional role.
The relatively high standard of living in Brunei means hunting local wildlife for food is part of history. Therefore is is possible to see some of Borneo's popular wildlife attractions, such as Proboscis Monkeys, living in the mangrove and jungle areas immediately adjacent to the city.
The Kingdom and Culture tours are designed to explore these venues and highlight the unique nature of Brunei.