Brunei insider guides
Although Brunei is not as popular as Singapore or Thailand, it is world famous for the richest Muslim kingdom. Therefore, coming there, you can have the unique opportunity to not only explore wonderful tourist attractions there but experience the luxury life there as well. This is a new tourist destination but it will definitely give you the most interesting travel experiences. Let’s see what things you need to know before you go to Brunei!
Brunei is not so famous but will impress you immediately
Taxi in Brunei is not popular because of the high cost; therefore, the best way to get around to explore the country is buses. You can catch a bus everywhere there after 5-10 minutes. The price is quite cheap with $ 1.
If you want to explore must-see tourist attractions in Brunei but don’t know which bus to take, the following information would be the great help:
-- To Brunei Royal Regalia Museum: all bus routes
-- To Jame Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque: the buses number 01, 20 and 22
-- To Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque: all bus routes
-- To Tasek Lama Recreational Park: the bus number 01
-- To Jerudong Park: the bus number 55
Where to stay
Comfortable rooms at Orchid Garden Hotel
When you travel to Brunei, you can choose home-stays or rent luxury hotels and budget motels, depending on your purpose as well as your expenses. The average price is about $ 600/night/room. Let’s take a look at the following suggestions:
-- Julibee Hotel (2-star standard). Jubilee Plaza, Jalan Kampong Kianggeh, BS 8111 Bandar Seri Begawan.
-- The Brunei Hotel (3-star standard). 95, Jalan Pemancha, BS8811 Bandar Seri Begawan.
-- Orchid Garden Hotel (4-star standard). Lot 31954, Spg 9, Kg. Anggerek Desa, Jalan Berakas, BSB.
-- Pusat Belia (Youth Centre Hostel). Simpang 336-17, Jalan Kebandasan, Bandar Seri Begawan.
-- Harmoni Ria Guesthouse. 21 Jalan Medewa, Km 7, Jalan Tutong, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Where to visit
Istana Nurul Iman
The imposing Istana Nurul Iman with impressive surrounding scenery
This is a beautiful palace in Brunei which is located on a green hill from which you can get a perfect view of the wonderful pristine landscapes. Istana Nurul Iman is also one of the world’s biggest palaces that you shouldn’t miss.
Royal Regalia Royal Museum
There are a lot of fascinating things to explore inside the museum
If you are interested in the beautiful history of the country, then you should try to set feet on the royal museum. With impressive architectures and valuable artifacts, the museum attracts thousands of travelers to come and explore.
Kampong Ayer floating village
Kampong Ayer floating village is a peaceful place to visit in the country
You will definitely have wonderful travel experiences in the floating village. Coming there, you can have the unique opportunity to see with your own eyes rare big-nose monkeys and wild scenery. Getting around the site at night by boat would leave you strong impression as well.
The Empire Hotel & Country Club
One of the beautiful hotels in Southeast Asia
This is a famous hotel as well as a must-see tourist destination in Brunei. The spot is 180 hectares in area with 443 luxury rooms. You will be amazed at the imposing design and comfortable space that The Empire Hotel & Country Club will bring to you.
Jerudong Entertainment Park
There are many interesting things to enjoy there
This is the largest entertainment park in Southeast Asia and the most popular destination in Brunei. Jerudong park is 104 hectares in area where you can have a good chance to join in many interesting activities, especially the Musical Fountain show. Everything there promises to give you the most memorable holiday.
What to eat
Durian is one of the special fruit in Brunei
One of the best specialties in Brunei is durian which is quite strange and big. Brunei durian also has many delicious durian-based dishes, such as cakes, sweets, or drinks.
Fried noodles with lamb
The noodles are cooked through boiling water before being fried together with lamb. Stir fried noodles with lamb is commonly found in the meal, which absolutely gives visitors an interesting experience.
Things to remember
-- As a Muslim country, you should pay attention to dress and behave properly in public places.
-- Thursday and Friday are the main prayer days of this country, so if you should not go to the cathedral.
-- Do not eat in front of Bruneian in Ramadan.
Brunei is increasingly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations all over Asia where you will be able to enjoy and discover many interesting things as well as local life. Let's come and take home the most unforgettable trip ever!