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Formerly known as Brunei town, Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is renowned for some of the most beautiful mosques, Kampong Ayer and the Sultan’s extravagance. Brunei is a tiny country of unimaginable wealth and where half of its population lives in a floating water village .Here the urban life revolves around shopping and eating but there is no nightlife.BSB as it is affectionately called boats the biggest water village in the world and provide its visitors the glimpses of vintage Malay life. So if you want to visit one of the beautiful countries in the world then book flights to Bandar Seri Begawan and enjoy one of the greatest holidays of your life.
There is no dearth of beauty and elegance in the capital city but there is some must-see attractions in the city which you just can’t afford to miss. Just feel mesmerized in the world’s largest floating village the Kampong Ayer which ranks among its top attractions. The stilted village on the Brunei River houses more than 13,000 permanent residents where a wooden network of walkways connects houses, shops and mosques. Do visit the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque which is one of the largest mosques in the city. If you want to capture the glimpses of Sultan’s life then visit the Royal Regalia Museum, which is free and one of the best things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan. Other attractions include Gadong Night Market, Taman Persiaran Damuan Park, Tamu Kianggeh Market etc.
The best time to visit Brunei is between January and May when the weather is rather dry but not too hot. The peak season when most of the visitors come here is June and August. The weather in these months is incredibly hot but still, you can travel it. September to December is the months of rainy season and it will not be possible to travel to some of its interesting yet isolated places but the climate becomes rather cool throughout the country.
There are few prominent airlines that connect the United Kingdom to Bandar Seri Begawan are Turkish Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Brunei, Malaysia Airways, Philippines Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines etc. The cheapest day to fly from London to Bandar Seri Begawan is Friday. The connecting city when flying from London, United Kingdom to Bandar Seri Begawan is Singapore. Major commercial airports in the United Kingdom from where you can fly to Bandar Seri Begawan are Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, London Luton and London city.
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