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Bandar Seri Begawan Travel Guide: 324 reviews and 1,122 photos
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN & SURROUND
is located 443kms north of the Equator.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN...THE CAPITAL OF BRUNEI
This is not a cheap place to visit, and probably one full day here is enough to see the main sights. We hired a car and found by doing this we saw heaps in one day. Driving around here was very easy.
Being a rich country, there are lots of impresssive buildings and large
homes to see, as well as the Kamong Ayer water village, it seems to go from one extreme to the other!
The Mosques are beautiful, museums were good, and the shopping area was small enough to walk around.
We found the Brunei people to be one of the friendliest that we had met
Half of Brunei is rainforest, and it has a high rainfall and high humidity.
Flora and fauna flourish in the conditions, from the parasitic pitcher plant to the Hornbill and the Proboscis Monkeys, new species are still being discovered here!
Roughly two-thirds of the population is Malay, the rest are Chinese or members of indigenous tribe, with Malay being mainly spoken, and English is widely spoken and understood also.
Brunei is a Malay Muslim Monarchy which is ruled by His Majesty the Sultan, the 29th ascendant of the world's oldest continuously reigning royal line - (600years)
Brunei is accessible by Air and road, with a drive from Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, taking approximately 13 hours, while a drive from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, takes approximately 6 hours.
We enjoyed our stay here, and have great memories of Bandar Seri Begawan.
- Pros:Easy to get around
- Cons:Bit expensive!
- In a nutshell:Friendly people, excellent museums, beautiful Mosques!
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