"Bandar Seri Begawan - Capital of an Oil Sultanate" Bandar Seri Begawan by SLLiew

Bandar Seri Begawan Travel Guide: 324 reviews and 1,122 photos



Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) is the capital of Brunei.

It has a riverine village built-on-stilts over the Brunei River.

And in the background overlooking is the majestic golden dome mosque.



Brunei is one of the highest per capita country in Southeast Asia.

Brunei Darussalam became independent from British rule in 1984.

His majesty the King of Brunei at one time was reputed to be one of the richest man in the world.



Bruneian children going to school by boat.

Malay Language is the national language with English and Arabic used as medium of teaching.

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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    The sites you showed and the depth of information on Brunei are very good. Especially nice are the mosque and palace architecture

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Great pages.We will be visiting here in Jan...I'll be back to read all your tips!!

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    Another good page on BSB. The saliva of dogs was really unknown to me though I have many Moslem friends.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    The info about "saliva of dogs" and Muslim belief was an eye opener! Ali Saifuddin Mosque and other mosques were beautiful. Royal Palace = majestic. Found the water village & houses on stilts quite interesting.

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    very good page!! thanx

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2008 at 9:01 AM

    A fascinating and beautiful city. And the architecture of the mosques is fantastic.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    The mosques & Royal palace look stunning = very different to the water village! Enjoyed the virtual tour

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 2:45 PM

    Enjoyable page on Bandar. The Mosque looks stunning as does the Sultan's Palace. The Water Village is intriguing.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2007 at 9:12 AM

    Terima kasih !!!!!!, for your good pages

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 10:47 PM

    Nicely written introduction to Brunei. Maybe I can go there during my trip to Malaysia.

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