Things to do in Brunei…

A tiny nation on the tropical island of Borneo, the coastal state of Brunei is steeped in history and tradition.  

If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll arrive at Brunei International Airport on the outskirts of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan, which is home to the magnificent Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. Built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, it is one of the most impressive mosques in South-East Asia and you can visit from Sunday to Wednesday outside of prayer times.  

Also located in the heart of the capital is Royal Regalia Museum, a must-see for history lovers. This delightful building boasts an impressive recreation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s coronation, including the gilded carriage that was used during the ceremony in 1967. 

Experience Brunei’s night life, culture and delicious cuisine at the Gadong Night Market. Make sure you arrive hungry and try out Roti John, a type of flattened burger, a traditional street food option in Brunei. With ambuyat, satay, grilled meats and kueh malaya also on offer, it’s a must-visit on your trip! 

Take in the sights of Eastern Brunei on your visit at Ulu Temburong National Park, the only national park in the country! Spanning approximately 50,000 hectares of pristine rainforest and accessible via longboat, it’s home to a series of forest trails and a beautiful canopy walkway. Why not see how many types of birds you can spot on your visit? 

If you’re in the mood for a feast, head to NAAFI’s Chautari restaurant for some fabulous Asian dishes, including chilli and basil king prawns – one of our favourites! Or, if you want to add a taste of familiarity to your trip, our NAAFI store in Seria sells a wide range of British groceries, hot and cold food-to-go and a frozen range which is very popular with the local community. Not forgetting a wide range of delicious donuts! 

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