Bandar Seri Begawan Off The Beaten Path

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    bsb view from jalan berita
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  • red building in foreground is pusat belia
    red building in foreground is pusat...
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    jalan berita off jalan sg kianggeh
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    backstreet shops opposite yayasan

    by SangAji Written Apr 1, 2011
    yayasan frontage
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    some of the shops around bandar

    are located in unlikely places

    frontage facing a dead-end backstreet

    however they survive due to pedestrian traffic

    catering to the daily needs of kg ayer folks on their way home.

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    above-street walkways in bsb

    by SangAji Written Apr 1, 2011
    bus terminal to commercial centre
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    some of the buildings in bandar are connected by above-street-level walkways

    giving occupants and office workers easy and convenient access to the foodcourts in the buildings and access to the multistorey carpark and bus terminal.

    useful especially during heavy downpours

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    view of bsb from jalan berita

    by SangAji Updated Mar 29, 2011
    four domes view of bsb
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    the hill behind the radisson hotel offers a different view of bsb.

    the "four domes" view offer sight of the white dome of the royal regalia museum, the golden dome of SOAS mosque, the green dome of Kg Tamoi mosque and the golden domes of Istana Nurul Iman in the background.

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    side streets of bsb

    by SangAji Updated Mar 29, 2011
    street between brunei hotel n wisma jaya
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    the side streets of bandar seri begawan are usually one-way streets separating buildings or shophouses lots, and giving access to municipal workers to collect refuse etc. and for loading and unloading of goods...

    hence they tend to be ignored....

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    St Andrew's Anglican Church

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 31, 2010
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    Located just to the north of the main city centre, this lovely blue painted wooden church was originally built in the 1930's by the British. The present church building is the third to be built, and was consecrated on St Andrew's Day, on 30th November, 1950. The church has ministries in several local languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Chinese and Iban.

    Jln Haji Basir

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    Spot crocs and proboscis monkeys at Makam Di-Luba

    by SangAji Written Mar 11, 2008
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    Makam Di-Luba is the mouseleum? of the 16th Sultan of Brunei

    located across Kg Bunut and Damuan river

    boats with tourists on proboscis monkey tours pass by the bridge to the Makam

    a quiet spot for fishing, one could catch a croc instead!

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    Watch sculptures next to the Nurul Iman Palace

    by SangAji Written Mar 11, 2008
    Damuan river with Nurul Iman Palace in background
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    Damuan recreational park is home to a display of sculptures by ASEAN artists

    also a popular jogging and walking park amongst locals, and kiddies mini playground

    along Tutong road and Damuan river, and right next to the Sultan's palace

    used to have a nice seafood restaurant, hopefully the park will be developed further as a tourist spot.

    an almost quiet and peaceful place if one ignores the traffic!

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    Temburong Eco Reserve

    by cochinjew Written Jan 31, 2008

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    Brunei is cut in its middle by a sliver of Sarawak and the largest district of Brunei lies on the other side of Sarawak: the district of Temburong. The drive there itself, in a speed boat, through placid river that at times is so wide and with distant mountains in sight is enjoyable. Half an hour or so later, more likely close to one hour you arrive at a small village called Bangar and from there can make arrangements to go to the Eco Reserve which unfortunately will be privatized very soon, so that charges would go up and resorts might enter. Still it is very far from the regular travel routes.

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    Small park along Brunei River

    by victorwkf Written Jul 28, 2007

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    Small park along Brunei River, Bandar Seri Begawan
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    There is a small park along the Brunei River at the location where the people of Kampong Ayer (water village) park their cars. It is located along Jalan MacArthur to the east of the city, and there is a small jetty where the locals take the speedboats from the city to their homes at Kampong Ayer. This place offers very nice and relaxed views of the Brunei River and Kampong Ayer.

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    Fountain at Yayasan shopping complex

    by victorwkf Written Jul 28, 2007

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    Fountain at Yayasan shopping complex, Brunei
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    There is an impressive fountain at Yayasan shopping complex in-between the two buildings of the shopping complex. In fact, there is a small stairs at the fountain which will bring you up and let you have a good view of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque from this area.

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    Small town square?

    by victorwkf Written Jul 28, 2007

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    Small town square at Bandar Seri Begawan?
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    If you are in Bandar Seri Begawan, you will come across a small area in-between the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and the stadium which resembles a small town square. There is a fountain here as well as a tall flagpole with the Brunei flag. In fact, this is a very good location for you to take the photo of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque with you inside the photo as well :)

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    Clock along Jalan Sultan

    by victorwkf Written Jul 28, 2007

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    Clock along Jalan Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan
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    If you are walking along Jalan Sultan road from the Royal Regalia Museum towards the waterfront area or vice versa, you will see an interesting clock along the road (see photos). I was told there was once when someone in the Brunei government actually torn down the clock. When the Sultan found this out, he was very angry and instructed for the clock to be put up again in it's original place :)

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    Where does People in Brunei get Alcoholic Drinks?

    by blacksnail Written May 4, 2007

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    A lot of People who live in Brunei (Bruneian and Expats) like to spend their nights in Outskirt of Brunei - Kuala Lurah. It is the border of Limbang - Sarawak which is just 30mins drive from Bandar Seri Begawan. If you are staying at the Empire, it is about 15mins drive.

    You will find a lot of hawker stores there selling food and alcoholic drinks at cheap price. if you prefer chinese food, you can ask people around to show u the way to one of a corner where all the chinese hawker stores is. the BBQ Lamb and Fried CHicken wing are really good. You can find BBQ StingRays and other seafood there too. Can Beer like Tiger, Carlsberg, Heneiken is only B$2 (USD 1.2) there. You can bring it back to Brunei but each person is limited to either 2 Bottles of 1 Litre Wine or 12 cans of Beer.

    They open from morning til 10pm.

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    Side trip to Miri or Mulu Caves

    by SLLiew Written Jan 30, 2007

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    Mulu Caves, Sarawak, Malaysia

    If you are staying in Brunei for awhile and trying to find another place to chill out...

    Would suggest going to a local travel agent and arrange for a weekend trip to

    1) Miri Town Tour in Sarawak, Malaysia

    2) Mulu Caves which is a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site, also in Sarawak, Malaysia

    Both sites are closer to Brunei than other parts of Malaysia. So when in Brunei, you might want to take advantage of the close proximity.

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    Jerudong Park

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Apr 27, 2006

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    Jerudong Park

    Jerudong Park is a world class amusement park build in the early 1990s for the people of Brunei. The park is located in the Jerudong area, about 30 min from BSB and is a favorite amongst the locals & foreigners from nearby Malaysia. At first, it cost nothing (FREE!) to get in and play. Nowadays, you have to pay to go on the rides in the park but it is still lots of fun, especially the pirate ship, bumper cars, rollercoaster & free fall. Last time I was there I had to pay for almost all the rides individually.

    Concerts were also held here; I went to a Michael Jackson concert here once. When you are feeling hungry, there are stalls selling fast food nearby but do eat after the exciting rides.

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