Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour that covers the key highlights of Brunei. The journey begins at the Lapau, a royal ceremonial hall where HM The Sultan was crowned as the 29th Sultan of Brunei in 1968. Adjacent to it stands the old parliament house, Dewan Majlis, both showcasing rich Bruneian cultural motifs on their walls.
We will make a brief stop at Tamu Kianggeh, a local traditional market situated on the banks of the Kianggeh River, which was also visited by HM Queen Elizabeth II during her state visit in 1998. Continuing on, we’ll visit the Malay Technology Museum, where you’ll explore ancient boatmaking, metalworking, and goldsmithing techniques.
The tour proceeds to the Royal Regalia Museum, housing the Sultan’s regalia and exhibits commemorating Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s Silver and Golden Jubilee celebrations. Next, we’ll visit Asia’s most magnificent mosque, the stunning Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque named after the present ruler’s father.
After enjoying a local restaurant lunch, we’ll visit the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture with Middle Eastern influences mixed with local accents. Then, we’ll venture into Kampong Ayer, known as the “Venice of the East,” exploring its stilt settlements through scenic boat rides and wooden paths rich in Bruneian culture.
The tour concludes with a visit to Nurul Iman Palace, the world’s largest living residence of a head of state, and an opportunity for photos at the palace’s front gate.
Arrival in Brunei
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Our tour does not operate on Fridays or during any religious public holidays.
*Visitors are only allowed to walk around the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and its surrounding due to the ongoing renovations.
Photography is not allowed inside the Mosques and Museums. Ladies visitors are required to wear a black coat/robe (provided by the Mosque) before entering the Mosque. Shoes must be taken off before entering the Mosque and the Royal Regalia Museum.
Places of interest may be closed due to local holidays. All business premises will be closed on Friday between 12 pm to 2 pm.