A remnant of a naval empire, who once subordinated all of Borneo and part of the present-day Philippines, should not be underestimated in any way. In Southeast Asia, this tiny nation possesses the largest oilfields. But besides being this economical aspect, Brunei has an amazing reputation among the voyagers as it boasts imperial mosques, the course of vestal rainforest and the entire suburbs on spiles and a flourishing food scene well worth stopping over to this destination.
Are you planning your trip to Brunei for the first time? If so then go through this article, to seek some important information about this magical place to enjoy the best Brunei travel experience ever.
Wonderfully located between the Malaysian Borneo States of Sabah and Sarawak, the tiny nation of Brunei was once appreciated for the little more than its oil wealth until 2014 when the sultanate made headlines for turning out to be the first country of Southeast Asia to pick out the Islamic penal code at the national level.
However, despite all, Brunei still remains to be one of the safest countries in the world for travelers. The reason is, booze is banned (however, non-muslims are allowed to being a small amount of alcohol in the country, so that’s not an issue).
Thriving Food Treats
Brunei is a progressively hot gastronome destination, with a slowly but steadily emerging out to be the third-wave coffee scene. You can have the great eating experiences all over the Bandar Seri Begawan where the best of its center is in the Gadong Area, which is just north of the center.
Some of the best places to eat include:
- Pondok Sari Wangi For Indo-Chinese
- Thaim Hock (5 Yong Siong Hai Building) for Chinese
- Aminah Arif For Bruneian Favorites such as Ambuyat which is a sago starch-based delicacy
- Jing chew Copitiam (10 Sampang 5) Brunei Cafe Cene
- Pasar Malam (Night Market) fill your belly with the variety of local flavors at just B$5
- Tami Kianggeh Market For cheap and tasty lunch
Top places to visit in Brunei
Apart from its epic history and wonderful local food treats, Brunei also exposes a mammoth range of travel experiences for its tourists with tons of superbly perfect activities. Explore more its charming assets such as:
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s most beautiful capital. With Southeast Asia’s most sensational mosques and a sprawling floating village on the Brunei River, the capital is truly a paradise for photographers.
Kampong Ayer, one of the most beautiful villages in Brunei widely known for its distinctive appearance. The mesmerizing village dates back five centuries and possesses a lot of wonderfully hidden gems inside it.
Ulu Temburong National Park, the green jewel of Brunei, is state-sponsored conservation which possesses centuries-old trees offering the grand views of the vast forest.
Some other attractions include- Muara Beach, Tasek Merimbun (Brunei’s Largest Lake), Luagan Lalak (offering an unforgettable sunset view), & Bukit Ladan Forest Reserve (to explore the natural wonders) to count a few.