Bandar Seri Begawan
in Brunei and Muara District, Brunei
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 4.940 and 114.948 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 4° 56' 25" and E 114° 56' 53"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - BND
- Spoken languages:
- Malay, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 03:56 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Brunei
- UTC/GMT offset: 8 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:34 am and 6:33 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -4.426 and -65.398 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Delve into Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei and Muara District with it's 64,409 habitants is located in Brunei. It's the capital of this country.
Current time in Bandar Seri Begawan is now 03:56 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Brunei with an UTC offset of 8 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Bandar Seri Begawan, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Brunei is Brunei International Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia at a distance of 56 mi (or 90 km). If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bangar, Tutong, Victoria, Kuala Belait and Kayan Hulu. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
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Proboscis monkeys Jawad's photos around Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (proboscis monkey brunei)
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Nice afternoon landing in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
Afternoon landing onboard SQ182 (Singapore - Brunei) operated by Singapore Airlines Boeing 777.
Istana Nurul Iman - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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Bandar Seri Begawan
Going around the city. Sultan Omar Ali Saffuddien Mosque, The Royal Regalia, Walking the strreets at night, and Kampong Air (Water Village).
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National Anthem Brunei Darussalam
The national anthem of Brunei Darussalam at the Brunei International Tattoo 2011 in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. 31st May 2011 @ Indoor Stadium,...
I went to Brunei on Jun in 2011 and stayed the cntre of the Bandar Seri Begawan city. I went to the city from the airport. The cost is 25Brunei dollers.(Night rate=35Brunei dollers.), Also,you...
I went to Brunei on Jun in 2011 and stayed the cntre of the Bandar Seri Begawan city. One of the places I visited is this mosque. This is Sultan Omar All Saifuddien Mosque(Old mosque) This...
国際＆旅行ジャーナリスト 大川原 明のホームページは下記 http://yukokunoshi-akira.com/ I went to Brunei on Jun in 2011 and stayed the cntre of the Bandar Seri Begawan...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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Brunei Listen/bruːˈnaɪ/, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and it is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, with the remainder of the island belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Brunei-Muara is the northern-most district in Brunei; it is the smallest of Brunei's four districts in term of area but by far the most populous, with over half the country's population. It is the most important and bustling district because the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan which is also the state capital is the seat of the government ministries and departmental headquarters as well as the centre of business activities. Other major town in the Brunei-Muara district include Muara town.
Brunei International Airport
Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. The Royal Brunei Air Force is also based at the Rimba Air Base which is located in the Brunei International Airport. It serves destinations across Asia and Oceania, with the only airport outside these continents being London Heathrow Airport.
Istana Nurul Iman
The Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and the seat of the Brunei government. The palace is located on a leafy, riverside sprawl of hills on the banks of the Brunei River, a few kilometers south of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital.
The Brunei River is a river which flows through Brunei and empties into Brunei Bay towards the North-east direction. The Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, stands on its banks. The Brunei River is the shortest major river in Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Darussalam's traditional residential areas, Kampong Ayer (Water Village), is situated on the river. Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam, stands on its banks.
Kampong Ayer, or the Water Village is an area of Brunei's capital city Bandar Seri Begawan that is situated after the Brunei Bay. 39,000 people live in the Water Village. This represents roughly ten percent of the nation's total population. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts above the Brunei River.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium
Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 30,000 and was opened in 1984.
The Lapau is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, across the Royal Regalia Building and the Brunei History Centre. It is the ceremonial hall where the royal ceremonies of Brunei are traditionally held. In this place, beneath the interior's golden-domed ceiling, that the present Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, was crowned on 1 August 1968. Adjoining the Lapau is the old Dewan Majlis or Parliament House. A new and bigger Dewan Majlis has just been built.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major landmark and tourist attraction of Brunei. Named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, the mosque as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei dominates the skyline of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
University of Brunei Darussalam is Brunei's oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered.
Institut Teknologi Brunei
Institut Teknologi Brunei (Brunei Institute of Technology), commonly referred to by its acronym "ITB", is one of the higher learning institutions in Brunei. Currently, the institute offers fifteen Bachelor's degree courses including one twinning programme with Queen's University Belfast and fourteen Higher National Diploma courses. As of October, 2008, ITB has been upgraded to university status and retained its name.
Mentiri is a mukim in the Brunei-Muara district of Brunei. It is located in the north-east of the Brunei-Muara district, facing the South China Sea to the north, Mukim Serasa to the east, the Brunei Bay to the south, Mukim Kota Batu to the south-west and Mukim Berakas 'A' and Mukim Berakas 'B' to the west. There are several islands included within Mukim Mentiri, they are; Pulau Salar, Pulau Simangga Besar and Pulau Bedukang.
Kianggeh is a mukim in the Brunei-Muara district of Brunei. It is located in the centre of the Brunei-Muara district, bordering Mukim Berakas 'A' and Mukim Berakas 'B' to the north, Mukim Kota Batu to the east and south, the water village mukims and Mukim Lumapas to the south, Mukim Kilanas to the south-west and Mukim Gadong 'B' to the west. Incidentally, it contains the country's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Kota Batu, Brunei-Muara
Kota Batu is a mukim in the Brunei-Muara district of Brunei. It is located on the eastern-south of the Brunei-Muara district, bordering Mukim Mentiri to the north, the Brunei Bay to the east, Pulau Limpaku Pinang of Limbang, Sarawak (Malaysia) to the east, Mukim Lumapas to the south and west, Mukim Kianggeh and the water village mukims to the west.
Saba is a mukim in the Brunei-Muara district of Brunei. It is one of the six water village mukims. All the water village mukims are quite small in size and area and are water-bound. It is located in the heart of Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan on the waters of the Brunei river. Saba is a part of the water village collective though it is actually considered as a mukim itself. It is adjacent to the other six water village mukims.
Sungai Kebun, Brunei-Muara
Sungai Kebun is a mukim in the Brunei-Muara district of Brunei. It is one of the six water village mukims. All the water village mukims are quite small in size and area and are water-bound. It is located in the heart of Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan on the waters of the Brunei river. Sungai Kebun is a part of the water village collective though it is actually considered as a mukim itself. It is adjacent to the other six water village mukims.
The Brunei Museum is the national museum of Brunei. It is located in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. Since 1969, the museum has published the Brunei Museum Journal, an academic journal that is produced annually.
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Library
The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Library is the legal deposit and copyright for Brunei. It has among its collections more than 385,000 volumes of books.
Jong Batu is a rock outcrop located in the Brunei River. It is shaped such that when viewed from the shores of the Brunei River, it resembles a sinking ship, with the bow sticking out of the water. In Brunei folklore, the legend of Nakhoda Manis (literally the "Captain Manis" in Malay) tells of how an unfilial son was turned to the rock outcropping known as Jong Batu.
Jerudong is an suburb-urban area in North west of Brunei. Its population is 21,000. Jerudong is located in the South West of Brunei-Muara District It is only 24 km to Bandar Seri Begawan. Jerudong is a well known small market town.
Gadong is an urban-suburb area in Brunei. Its population is around 45,000 (August 2010). Gadong is located in the central east of Brunei-Muara District It is only 5 km to Bandar Seri Begawan. Gadong is the largest metropolitan settlement area in Brunei and in Brunei-Muara District. It is an undisputed commercial centre for Bruneians young and old. Gadong bustles with activity day and night, especially on weekends. Brunei's only McDonald's outlet is also located at Gadong.
Berakas is a satellite town area in north Brunei. Population is estimated around 30,000 (2010). Berakas is located in the North East of Brunei-Muara District It is only 9 km to Bandar Seri Begawan. Berakas is one of the largest suburbs in Brunei. The main neighbourhoods are Kampong Serusop, Kampong Manggis Satu, Kampong Lambak A&B, Kampong Jaya Setia, Kampong Sungai Akar, Kampong Sungai Tilong and Kampong Madang.
North East Metropolitan Area of Brunei
Metropolitan population in North eastern region of Brunei is about 303,000. Bandar Seri Begawan is the largest city. Jerudong is the second largest, Gadong Town is the third most populous. Berakas Town is the fourth most populous but the smallest in terms of population. 59% of the population are Malays, 34% are Chinese and 7% are expatriates.
Ministry of Finance Building, Brunei
The Ministry of Finance Building and Complex was constructed in 1990. With a height of 120 metres, it is the third tallest building in Borneo after Wisma Sanyan (126 m) in Sibu and Sabah Foundation Building (122 m) in Kota Kinabalu. The building houses the Ministry of Finance Brunei, the Brunei Currency and Monetary Board and the Brunei Investment Agency. Ministry of Finance is located five kilometers outside of Downtown Bandar Seri Begawan. It is also the 28 tallest building in South East Asia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Brunei)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the ministry responsible for handling the Kingdom of Brunei's external relations, the management of its international diplomatic missions and the nation's foreign trade policy. The ministry's director is HRH Mohamed Bolkiah, who is also a prince in the Bruneian royal family and the brother of reigning sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Bandar Seri Begawan.
- Kuala Belait
- Kayan Hulu
- Long Layu
- Kota Kinabalu
- Long Loreh
- Tideng Pale
- Long Pujungan
- Long Bang
- Long Peso
- Sekatak Bengara
- Data Dian
- Long Beluah
- Sungai Nyamuk
- Tanjung Palas
- Tanjung Selor
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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