Kuala Belait Travel Guide

  • Dangerous large open drains
    Dangerous large open drains
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  • Nypa fruticans, mangrove palm
    Nypa fruticans, mangrove palm
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  • Town centre suburban street
    Town centre suburban street
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Kuala Belait Things to Do

  • Unchanged Market

    Eventhough KB has completely changed in appearance since my days of youthful exuberance, one thing has not changed: The Market. it still looks and smells the same. Frech vegetables and fresh fish from the river and the sea..

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  • Journey up the Belait River

    Look for this man at the Ferry terminal in KB, he will agree to take you along sungei seri terban to kampong and also up the river to the remote village. I paid him 10 bnd for a tour of the kampong and sungei in his motorboat from this side of KB and he dropped me off where he picked me up. and the boat seats four people comfortably and it would be...

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  • Journey up the Belait River

    Look for this man at the Ferry terminal in KB, he will agree to take you along sungei seri terban to kampong and also up the river to the remote village. I paid him 10 bnd for a tour of the kampong and sungei in his motorboat from this side of KB and he dropped me off where he picked me up. and the boat seats four people comfortably and it would be...

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  • For Palm Enthusiasts

    Nypa Fruiticans, found in abundance in Borneo and also in other parts of south east asia. this palm has its roots and trunk under the water and only the leaves show over the water level. a pleasant sight indeed.

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  • Street of my childhood

    Felt saudade and strangely nostalgic walking down the street where our house used to be, now paved over. the street now is called jalan maulana but i remember it by an english name.it was good to remember my father, olav ha shalom, who used to walk every morning to his job at the old BSP Hospital.. and the patients who would come in the evening...

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  • Night Market in Belait

    you could see them setting up their food stalls, mostly middle aged malay women assisted by their daughters or granddaughters.. and a plethora of malay food and very inexpensive and also sweet drinks..

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Kuala Belait Hotels

Kuala Belait Restaurants

  • Top quality dim sum

    The restaurant is in Plaza Sutera Biru hotel and is in two separate parts, one in the hotel's lobby and the other just outside over the river, with terrace and rooftop areas.They have a large menu including various stir-fry and steamed options, noodles and rice dishes. The dim sum section has a good selection including my favourites, pau and yam...

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  • Top quality coffee

    I was first attracted by the sign saying they served my favourite coffee, Lavazza. That's only the first step of course, the barista has to know what s/he is doing, and here I'm pleased to say they do. The coffee was excellent and it's a great place to relax for a while.They have a surprisingly large menu, from pastries and donuts to full western...

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  • Thai restaurant in town centre

    Conveniently located in the Sentosa Hotel in the town centre and the only Thai restaurant we saw. While the food was tasty, we eat a lot of Thai food and were a little disappointed with the Buccanneer. Taste was OK, the level of heat from the chilli was good but the food was overcooked, making it mushy instead of crispy and fresh tasting.Having...

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  • Great Thai dishes in kuala belait

    I love dining at the restaurant due to its great taste offcourse and its a great place to have an al carte dishes, Plain rice with couple of dishes to suit your taste, The only Beef i have this with this place i would say the location and the seating arrangment is too close for my comfort, But never did i dine there before just order out numerous...

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  • Disappointing Breakfast at Swiss Hotel...

    I was in anticipation when I ordered Eggs Benedict for breakfast and what arrived was two pieces of toast with over easy eggs. I wanted to speak to the filipino chef and he did admit that he did not know how to make eggs benedict and that most people asked for simpler things than that at breakfast.This is very typical of guest worker mentality, who...

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  • south Indian Moslem Tucker

    Indian food in Brunei means Tamoul speaking moslems from Tanjore. so forget your naan, tandoori and dig into a dosai and vegetable curries and rice. there are two indian restaurants in the main street. both moslem tamoul. there are other restaurants in the main street including a malay and a chinese one. most restaurants are Halal so Jews can...

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Kuala Belait Transportation

  • Bus to Miri

    Most tourists pass through KB and Seria on their way to BSB from Miri or vice versa. When I asked at the Bus station about a bus to MIRI, the answer was vague. the distance is a very short 17 km but the travel might take between one and two hours because of ferry crossings and also immigration services.they vaguely told me that there is a bus in...

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  • Purple Bus to Seria

    The purple one brunei ringitt bus leaves the bus station at Kuala Belair more or less hourly for Seria. where you can connect with the hourly or bi hourly services to BSB, at 6 ringitts fare.

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  • Cars and Taxis

    There isn't a great deal of traffic in Kuala Belait. The streets are wide and well-maintained and the town itself is well laid out. I wouldn't have had any qualms about driving here.There are less than ten taxis servicing the whole of Seria and Kuala Belait, and when they are not between the two or out of town, you can find them at the bus station...

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Kuala Belait Shopping

  • Pharmacies

    If you need some medication (as I did during my stay) and you know what you want the obvious place to go is a pharmacy/chemist shop. I went to Guardian in the centre of town...but they don't stock drugs such as antibiotics.For those you need to go to a dispensary, and there's one across the street opposite Guardian, called Yin Onn Dispensary.The...

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  • Big new daily market

    Aboiut 200 metres from the town centre is a new, permanent, undercover market. It's very easy to find, it's a large single storey building with a bright blue roof and it's on the main road into town, Jalan Sungei.When we were in KB in November 2011 it had only recently opened and some of the stalls were not yet operating. There's a section for...

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  • Weekend market

    There's a good weekend wet market just outside the town centre, something like one kilometre, with plenty of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and a small section with a handful of stalls selling plants and flowers.You'll see fruit and vegetables that you may not have seen before, and its great for photography because I've never seen...

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Kuala Belait Warnings and Dangers

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    Dangerous large open drains 2 more images

    by colin_bramso Updated Nov 25, 2011

    Being almost on the equator, Brunei has torrential tropical rain.

    To prevent flooding, the streets have large open drains, most of them uncovered. For unwary visitors from places which don't have them they can be very dangerous and easy to fall into.

    There's an added danger too - the possibility of crocodiles in the larger drains!

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Kuala Belait Off The Beaten Path

  • Kampong Seri Terban

    engage a water taxi from the road going along the river from Hotel Riviera and spend a little time exploring the kampong ayer of kb, the kampong seri terban. tanquil and friendly fisherfolk, and malays who are very very friendly.

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  • Kampong Seri Terban

    engage a water taxi from the road going along the river from Hotel Riviera and spend a little time exploring the kampong ayer of kb, the kampong seri terban. tanquil and friendly fisherfolk, and malays who are very very friendly.

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Kuala Belait Favorites

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    Fishing in the Belait river

    by Hewer Updated Jun 11, 2006

    Favorite thing: There's something to be said for the pace of life in Kuala Belait. Palm trees swaying in the breeze, friendly shopkeeers sweeping the pavement in front of their stores and cars driving past at 20 mph - it all seems otherworldly, or at least the same world 50 years ago.

    I arrived in KB early one morning and left late the following afternoon; both times I saw the same three guys perched here on the wharf fishing. Not sure if they ever caught one or not.

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