Whenever I visit a new place, I make it a point to explore as much as I canâ€¦on foot. I firmly believe that nothing beats roaming around in a strange place and trying to discover new and exciting things while walking.Â I feel that I might leave some stones unturned if I just rely on riding taxi cabs to get from one place to another.
So when we were in Brunei, we did a walking tour of Bandar Seri Begawan.Â It is highly recommended that you do the same even if coming from hotels like the Centrepoint Hotel Bandar Seri Begawan.
Our walking tour first brought us to the village on stilts called Kampong Ayer where about ten percent of Bruneiâ€™s population lives.Â From Kampong Ayer, we also got a good view of the majestic mosque called the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. We walked some more and passed through different street alleys and crossed several streets.Â We came across several cultural centers, tourist attractions, historical sites and a lot of wonderful architectural structures that will make you say â€œWow!â€ After about thirty minutes of leisurely walking, we finally saw a glimpse of the tiled dome of our destination â€“ the Royal Regalia Museum.
The Royal Regalia Museum is the most famous museum in all of Brunei and it is one of culturally significant places in the country. This museum is located right at the center of Bandar Seri Begawan and was constructed back in 1992. This was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sultan of Brunei.
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