If you go

Updated: 2012-02-23 13:05


Zhang Zixuan

(China Daily)

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Visit Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and enjoy the night scene.

Take a water taxi to and look around Kampong Ayer Water Village on the Brunei River.

Take the water taxi to a mangrove swamp and spot long-nosed monkeys hiding in trees.

Hike through the tropical rainforest of Ulu Temburong National Park.

Take a night walk after a barbecue dinner to discover nocturnal animals.

Stay in the six-star Empire Hotel and enjoy its Country Club facilities.

Pay a visit to Brunei Museum and prepare to be fascinated by its huge collection of Qurans.

Visit Gadong Night Market and taste colorful tropical fruits, drinks and rice cakes. And, of course, do not miss the famed skewered chicken butts.

Go shopping in The Mall and watch a 3D movie there.

Visit Kianggeh Market on the Brunei River to explore the everyday lives of locals.


Do not point at things or people with the forefinger, which is considered too direct and disrespectful. Always use the thumb to indicate, as this shows respect.

Use the right hand at the dining table or to grab things. The left hand is supposed to be used only in the bathroom.

Alcohol is forbidden in Brunei.

Leave your shoes outside when visiting mosques and local families.

Singapore and US dollars can be used in Brunei. The Singapore dollar is equivalent to the Brunei dollar.

Wearing anti-skid and waterproof shoes is essential in the tropical rainforest.

Spray insect repellent before hiking in the tropical rainforest. If bitten by red ants, you should run.

Always take a raincoat since the weather is very unpredictable.