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4 Reasons You Should Visit Brunei For A Once In A Lifetime Trip

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So you’re thinking of visiting Brunei? Here are 4 reasons why saying yes to any and every offer to go to Brunei is the right thing to do. These reasons are suggested and written by both locals and tourists

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#1 Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, the mosque sits at the very heart of Bandar Seri Begawan city. Built in 1958, it is set amid its own lagoon (with a docked ship), surrounded by lush greenery and floral gardens, with its gold dome shining in the bright daylight.

Contributors:  David Sylvia from Crusoe

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#2 Kampong Ayer

Kampong Ayer, or Water Village, is situated on the Brunei River in Bandar Seri Begawan. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts and a majority of them are made from timber. It is only the newer buildings that are constructed using stronger materials like cement in order to survive the monsoon storms. The village even has its own schools, mosques, police stations and fire brigade built on stilts. It is the largest water settlement in Southeast Asia with over 39,000 people currently living there.

Contributors:  David Sylvia from Crusoe

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#3 Jungles walks near Kuala Belait

There are several beautiful natural resources in the Kuala Belait region. An easy jungle walk from the Wasai Wong Kadir Recreational Park leads to a serene oasis where you can sun yourself on the sandy beach and swim under the waterfalls. Another option is the Luagan Lalak Forest Recreation Park, which is a great place to photograph the stunning tropical sunrises.

Contributors:  Claire O'Brien from Direct From the District

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#4 Pitcher Plants And Snow-white Sand Of Tutong

Tutong is known for the insect-catching pitcher plants that are native here.  To observe these plants in the wild, keep your eyes peeled along the white sand habitats along the coastal highway between Tutong and Telisai. The sand here is so white that locals often take pictures pretending it’s snow, so it's certainly worth the detour.

Contributors:  Claire O'Brien from Direct From the District

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