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I was actually waiting for some comments so that i can have more idea on what topic to fill in. But the public seems to be polite towards me, cause you didn't approach. But anyway, i checked my hits and seems like there's more people checking the Transportation categories so im just going to fill in more regarding what to do while transiting here.

Best Place to Visit,
Water Village,
which is located in the City and how to go there? easy ? just hop on a Taxi or ride on with the Free Transit tour (check out how to avail this tour) you can take a water boat ride to visit the largest water village in the world, with approx 30,000 people living in those wooden stilt houses built on water. Water Boat ride for local may cost only 50 cents to ride back home and few bucks for tours but normally if your a tourist they mark up the price real high maybe $30 per ride. so be wary, might as well join a 4 hour tour that includes a water boat ride and you even get the chance to visit the wooden houses with local light refreshments included.

Royal Regalia,
you can find this museum near the city. it's approx 5-7 mins walk from the SOAS mosque (floating mosque) and royal regalia is actually His Majesty's private museum. entrance fee is Free. and inside are all of his collection, as well as gift from nations all over the world.

National Museum is around the city as well, but you need to take a Bus ride to reach there.
There's 5 Gallery in the museum including the Biodiversity, National History, Oil and gas, His Majesty's Private Collection and lastly the Tradition and Culture.

Jame Mosque is the largest mosque in the country, located near the largest round about when your on the way to the city. This mosque is a gift from the 29th Sultan with 29th Golden Domes. There's visitor's time as well, so even tho your Not a Muslim you may also visit inside.

SOAS mosque
is His Majesty's late father's mosque, with 28th Golden Domes. This mosque is surrounded by water and is located near to the water village.

Empire Hotel
is a 6Star Hotel. check out the pictures.http://www.google.com.bn/search?hl=ms&q=empire%20hotel%20brunei&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1993272l1995506l0l19l12l0l4l4l0l326l1113l0.2.2.1l5&biw=1280&bih=630&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi


Foodwise;

Morning Market is located at the city next to the Cinema ( behind the cinema is the Bus Station ) Food there is very cheap, you may find a packet of food that only cost you BND 1. If you join the Free Transit tour, you will have the chance to visit the Sumbangsih Food Court which is another market that have many variety of food with affordable prices.

Night market only opens in the night at 5pm, and its located next to the MALL, which can be found near the largest round about as well.
Night market brings you BBQ chicke, fishes and etc . Prices are as cheap as BND 1 as well.

to go around this place, Best join a tour.
i'll describe the different availability of tours soon.
stay updated.

Posted by behindthelens 19:53 Tagged night food mosque market museum place morning visit brunei jame majesty

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Hi and thanks for doing this blog- it is very useful.
We are coming to stay around the Hari Raya Aidiladha. Do you know if shops and tours will be running on Sat Nov 5th and Sun Nov 6th 2011?

Also, do you know what animals you might have a chance of seeing if you do the monkey boat trip and also go into the jungle?

Thanks a lot

Nick Page

21.08.2011 by nick page

Hi Nick Page,

Hari Raya Aidiladha is happening at the end of this month. And yes shops and tours will be running Nov 5th and 6th.

The monkey tour is a relaxing cruise, and driving you into the mangrove forest to see the wild. There's possibility of seeing monitor lizards, crocodile, snakes, wild boar and etc. If you are interested to book this tour in advance, i can arrange it for you as well.

Optional Tour to be consider of is a full day city tour that brings you to 5 highlights in the city, National Park Tour in the forest ( ulu ulu resort ) and more.

thanks for your inquires :)

itsruismers

21.08.2011 by behindthelens

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