Brunei culture tour: Explore the wonderful scenery of Brunei Darussalam with a full day tour of this amazing country. Short ride in a water taxi around the largest Malay water village in the world, and visit to a local home where you can observe the daily livelihood of a typical villagers living in houses on stilts on the Brunei River. Light local refreshment will be served. Tamu or Open Market where most local produce are found. Royal Regalia Museum where visitors can get a glimpse of the Sultan’s full royal regalia, including the crown and royal chariot, along with a vast collection of opulent treasures. Brunei Museum, with its elaborate displays of antique cannons and intricate daggers, Borneo ethnographic displays and treasures unearthed from shipwrecks off Brunei’s coasts.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifudden Mosque also known as ‘mini Taj Mahal’. Built in 1958 as a symbol of the Sultanate's faith, it features resplendent marble and granite floors, stained glass and chandeliers from all over the world. Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, grand and opulent, with shimmering golden domes and intricately ornamental minarets set in a landscape of gardens and fountains. Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of His Majesty the 29th Sultan of Brunei, is glittering example of Brunei’s majestic royal heritage, it is the Sultan’s lavish home in the capital and is the largest residential palace in the world.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Approximately 6 hours.
Pick-up time: Inside city (includes Jerudong) between 8:30am and 9am, outside city between 7:30am and 8:30am.
Drop-off time: Inside city (includes Jerudong) between 3pm and 3:30pm, outside city between 4pm and 4:30pm.
Others: Female visitors are required to wear a black coat (provided by mosque) before entering the Mosque. Shoes are to be taken off before entering the Mosque or Royal Regalia. In Brunei, it´s custom to remove your shoes before entering the house. Children below 2 years old are free of charge. Visit inside the mosque is available during specific hours daily except Thursdays and Fridays.
Non-muslim are not allowed to enter the mosques on Thursdays, Fridays and during religious festivals. During this time the tour will only cover the garden area and compound of the mosque.