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Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is a magnificent Masjid built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the current Sultan of Brunei in 1994 (Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah). It is the largest in Brunei and one of the grandest in the region. With its golden domes, it is the centerpiece of Brunei's Islamic heritage. It is located in a huge complex with beautifully kept gardens. Inside the Masjid, it is intricately decorated. No cameras are allowed inside the mosque. ...more

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is a magnificent Masjid built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the current Sultan of Brunei in 1994 (Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah). It is the largest in Brunei and one of the grandest in the region. With its golden domes, it is the centerpiece of Brunei's Islamic heritage.

It is located in a huge complex with beautifully kept gardens. Inside the Masjid, it is intricately decorated. No cameras are allowed inside the mosque.

Address

Kampong Kiarong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Language of service

English/ Malay

Prayers

All prayers including formal jum'a

Quick Facts

  • Female prayer section

  • Wudu facilities for ladies
  • Toilets
  • Function rooms
  • Parking At walking distance

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  • 8 Halal Restaurants in Bandar Seri Begawan,Brunei - A Halal Dining Guide

    Bandar Seri Begawan – previously known as Brunei Town – is the capital of Brunei, where life revolves around malls and restaurants. While it is a Muslim majority country and Halal food is therefore easy to find, this is our guide to the top Halal restaurants in Bandar Seri Begawan, so that all those choices don’t overwhelm you!   1) Aminah Arif Restaurant Picture Credit - brutourbn.wordpress.com This is probably the most popular restaurant that serves authentic Brunei food. It is most known for its ambuyat, a thick starchy porridge that is a signature dish – and one of the most popular Halal dishes – of Brunei. If you want to leave Brunei with the taste of the food engraved in your memory (or your tongue), this is where it will happen. Great food, good service, and affordability all make it a top Halal restaurant with the locals and tourists alike. With multiple branches in Brunei, the one in Kilap is the closest to Bandar Seri Begawan. Total: 5 Outlets Website: www.aminaharif.com.bn   2) Kaizen Sushi Picture Credit - placesmap.net Kaizen Sushi is a bit of an unconventional Halal fine dining restaurant in Bandar Seri Begawan. Styled in typical Japanese fashion, they serve food that looks as good as it tastes. With private rooms that can accommodate around 8 to 10 adults, it’s perfect for a gathering, even if it is a bit pricey. Address: Block G, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex, Jalan Pretty, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei BS8711 Phone: +673 222 6336 Website: www.facebook.com/kaizensushibrunei/ Click here for more Information on Kaizen Sushi   3) Gwad Basha Picture Credit - www.facebook.com/gwadbashaarabian We can’t talk about Halal food without mentioning Arabic cuisine. Gwad Basha serves Lebanese, Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine, and is most loved for its grilled dishes – and who doesn’t love a place that can cook their meat to perfection? The mixed grill and kebabs are said to be some of the best Halal dishes in Brunei. While it is a little heavy on the wallet, the food is well worth it! Address: Unit 1A, Heng Thai Property Centre, 22 Simpang, Dato Ratna Road, Bandar Seri Begawan 1318, Brunei Phone: +673 245 0009 Website: www.facebook.com/gwadbashaarabian 4) Pondok Sari Wangi Picture Credit - www.facebook.com/Pondok-Sari-Wangi-Seafood-Restaurant-1055954971145153 This is most people’s top choice of Indonesian, but since it is, you’ll fare better making a reservation in advance. The restaurant is a busy one because the food speaks for itself. With mouth-watering sauces and spicy sambals, this is one to tickle your taste buds. Total : 3 Outlets 1 of 3 Address: Jerudong Park Food Court Phase 1, Kg Jerudong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei BG3122 Contact: +673 261 0728 Website: pondoksariwangi.blogspot.com 5) Awais Rice 'n Grill Picture Credit - Facebook.com Here’s a place that serves delicious food without having to make a reservation. Awais Rice ‘n Grill serves Indian and Pakistani food, and their rice dishes, as well as their grilled meats, are all delicacies that you have to try for yourself. Quick service and affordable prices, plus food fresh and hot make this place a favorite. Address: 144 A Ground Floor Jalan Pemancha, BA2110 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Phone: +673 222 5397 6) Kimchi Restaurant Picture Credit -www.facebook.com/KimchiRestaurant.brunei While Korean restaurants can be found all over Bandar Seri Begawan, Kimchi Restaurant is the best. With rice cakes served with hot sauce, Korean BBQ cooked to perfection, and the kimchi just right, what’s not to love? Address: Unit 19, Block B, Regent Square, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Phone: +673 222 2233 Website: www.facebook.com/KimchiRestaurant.brunei/ 7) Dim Sum Picture Credit - tripadvisor.com Want Chinese food for breakfast? Dim Sum has it! Like its name states, Dim Sum serves up some great Halal Chinese dishes. Not exactly a place for fine dining, it is known for its cheap, affordable food in sizeable portions and good service. Address: No107-110, Pap Umi Kalthum Shophouses | Jalan Laksmana Abdul Razak, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam   Phone: +673 222 0181 8) I Lotus Restaurant Picture Credit - www.ilotusrestaurant.com Essentially a Chinese restaurant with Thai dishes added recently, iLotus is one of the top Halal restaurants in Bandar Seri Begawan. Expect it to be crowded, since it is so popular! The Curry Prawns in Coconut Shell are one of the more popular Halal dishes in Brunei, so be sure to try it. Address: Jalan Rakyat Jati Rimba, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Phone: +673 242 2466 Website: www.ilotusrestaurant.com Click Here for more information on I Lotus Restaurant Now that you have the lowdown on our Halal dining guide Bandar Seri Begawan, what are you waiting for? Go treat yourself! Wondering how to find nearby Halal food in Brunei? Don’t forget to use the Halaltrip app to locate Halal food places on your mobile in Brunei so you won’t miss out on the best halal food  ...

  • Top 5 Places to Shop in Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan - A Muslim Shopper's Guide

    Brunei – Bandar Seri Begawan in particular – is a great place to visit. Since it is a Muslim country, shopping and finding Muslim-friendly fashion and accessories is fun, rather than a task. The place has some great shopping spots just waiting to be explored. Shop like a local at their daily stores, or purchase souvenirs as a memento of your trip. From hanging around the mall to open-air shopping centres, here is our guide to some of the best shopping places in Bandar Seri Begawan.   1) Gadong Night Market  The area of Gadong is like a suburb of Bandar Seri Begawan, with two hotels, a shopping mall, and a bunch of stores. What stands out here though is the night market, perfect for street food and soaking up the local atmosphere. If roughing it out on the streets is not your style though, the mall has plenty of good places to shop, including stores that cater to Muslim fashion. Address: Simpang 37, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Opening Hours: 3PM–12AM     2) Hua Ho Department Store Picture Credit  - www.panoramio.com If you are looking for convenience and to shop like a local, this is the store to visit. It has all the daily necessities that you may require, with multiple branches spread across the country. With a supermarket on the ground floor, restaurants available for a quick bite, and stores of clothes, accessories, household items and more, this is one of the number one locations in our Bandar Seri Begawan shopping guide. Total of  5 outlets.   3) Tamu Kianggeh  Another great place to shop in the ethnicity of Brunei is the open air flea market of Tamu Kianggeh. Open every day from early morning to late evening, you can find delicious eatables and locally made artefacts for you to take home as souvenirs. It is also one of the cheapest shopping places in Bandar Seri Begawan. Address: Jln Sungai Kianggeh, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8111, Brunei Opening Hours: 8AM–5:30PM     4) Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex  Picture Credit - www.minube.net A beautiful place with picturesque views, this is not exactly a budget shopping place in Bandar Seri Begawan. An upscale shopping mall with wide avenues and a fountain, it is the perfect spot to browse and stroll around, if designer stores are not your type. It also has one of the best angles of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. Address: Jalan Pretty, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei Darussalam   5) Paul and Elizabeth Book Services  To all the book lovers out there who might need a fix in this foreign land, Paul & Elizabeth is the answer. They carry a small selection of English paperbacks, as well as coffee table books and maps of the country, so you can walk out with something for yourself as well as a present for a fellow bookworm. Address: G7, ground fl, Teck Guan Plaza, 56-60 Jln Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Opening hours: 8.30am-8.30pm As you wander through the little town, give in to the urge to walk into any store you see, as great finds are only discovered with a little digging. Enjoy the weather at the outdoor open-air markets, and browse through the aisles at the department store and mall. Be sure to tell us what you think the best places are!    ...

  • 5 Ways To Get In Touch With Nature In Brunei

    What comes to mind when you think of Brunei? Oil fields, a strictly Islamic country, the Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque with its 29 golden domes, and a Sultanate? Think beyond… imagine rainforests, beaches and biodiversity at its zenith. This is the real beauty of Brunei, a country on the island of Borneo surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. Brunei still has a long way to go before gaining top recognition as a ‘tourist hotspot’. However, with its splendour of nature and wildlife, the country has extensive natural attractions and parks, wildlife reserves, and man-made gardens. Muslim travellers can explore Brunei, its gardens and natural attractions and enjoy the serenity in a country where all the food is Halal.   Plan your next Halal trip to Brunei Darussalam, discover the wonders of nature, visit the some of the best parks, go on nature and wildlife tours, and discover Brunei’s tourist attractions for 2017.   1. Ulu Temburong National Park   Picture Credits -borneadventure.com   The Ulu Temburong National Park has been protected since 1991. It is situated within the Batu Apoi Forest Reserve and is often referred to as the ‘Green Jewel of Brunei’, owing to its pristine rainforests, wildlife and biodiversity. Only a small area of the Park can only be accessed by visitors, and that too only through guided tours. The rest of the 500-sq. km area is reserved for scientists.   Muslim travellers can experience a water taxi or a long boat ride to get to the park for a day trip from Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. Alternately, for nature lovers and eco-tourists who wish to live within the Park, the Ulu Ulu Resort provides an eco-friendly experience. Some activities that tourists can indulge in include a canopy walk, jungle walks and swimming in the cool waters of Sungai Temburong.   Location: Batu Apoi Forest Reserve, Temburong District, Eastern Brunei   Open: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm every day   2. Bukit Patoi Recreational Park   Picture Credits - wikimapia.org   Embarking on a hike is one of the best ways to discover the beauty of Brunei. A well maintained and popular rainforest hiking trail is the one that leads to the top of Bukit Patoi located inside the protected Peradayan Forest Reserve. This 2-km trail is well-marked and will take hikers through towering trees surrounded by jungle, Borneo’s distinct wildlife, unusual rock formations, and natural caves. At the mountain summit, hikers can view the border between Brunei and Malaysia. The hike will take 2-3 hours both ways. To reach the Park, Muslim travellers will have to take a speedboat or a helicopter ride from the capital city.   Location: Peradayan Forest Reserve, Bangar, Brunei Darussalam   3. Brunei River Safari   The river safari will not only give travellers a chance to birdwatch but will also take you on a journey through an extensive network of rivers, mangrove forests and water villages widespread in Brunei Darussalam. Taking a river safari will give tourists a chance to see the Proboscis monkey, an endangered species and endemic to the island of Borneo, in their natural habitat, while being treated to profuse displays of flora and fauna. There are many river safari operators who will pick you up from your hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan and take you on a magical nature and wildlife tour. As the river safari passes through an expansive network of water villages, some even stop at a home on stilts for a meal or refreshments. River safaris are available in the mornings or afternoons.   Location: Starts from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam   4. Enjoy an Adventure in the Temburong District   Picture Credits - days2explore.com   For the Muslim traveller looking for some adventure in addition to being surrounded by the natural attractions in Brunei, try a day-tour of the Temburong District which will give you a chance to experience activities like kayaking, rafting, zip lining and boating while being surrounded by rain forests and wildlife. And don’t forget the ever-present opportunities to hike through the Borneo forests!   Location: Temburong District, Eastern Brunei   5. Jubilee Park   Picture Credits - skyscrapercity.com   Jubilee Park located in the capital city of Brunei is famous for its grand fountain which consists of five arched entrances to symbolize the five pillars of Islam. It is a lovely garden paradise right in the city that will allow travellers to rest and relax for a few hours. It is considered a beautiful sight at night; mainly because you will avoid the heat of the day! Visitors can view the extensive flora while taking a stroll along the promenade. It is also a popular place to view a Brunei sunset.   Location: Jalan Simpang, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8311, Brunei Darussalam     Check out our travel blog to find more destinations to travel.   ...

  • 5 Amazing Mosques in Brunei to Check Out

    Wondering where to pray in Brunei? HalalTrip has listed a few of the top mosques in capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, for your Muslim-friendly trip to Brunei! These include some truly beautiful Muslim prayer places in Bandar Seri Begawan that Muslim travelers simply should not miss out on – mosques featuring amazing architecture and very unique design elements. Here's our list!   1) Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque   This mosque is a must-visit! Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Bandar Seri Begawan. Famed for its rich modern Islamic architectural style that is a fusion of both Mughal and Malay architecture, the mosque is a prominent historical site as well as a top tourist attraction in Brunei. Upon entering the mosque, you will find yourself surrounded by floral gardens. Also catch sight of the mosque's ornate ceremonial boat that floats on an artificial lagoon - a truly serene and beautiful sight! The exterior of the mosque consists of beautiful shining golden domes and marble minarets. The interior is just as impressive with stained glass windows, granite walls and chandeliers.Click here for more information about Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque   2) Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque   Brunei's largest mosque, Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, is one of the most famous mosques in Bandar Seri Begawan and features a total of 29 golden domes – to honour the 29th Sultan of Brunei. This beautiful mosque is surrounded by well-maintained gardens and fountains. The four terrazzo-tiled minarets add to the impressive exterior of the mosque. Its interior is very artistic and impressive and can hold up to 5,000 worshippers.Click here for more information about Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque   3) Ash Shaliheen Mosque   This mosque is located by the side of the Prime Minister’s office and was designed by the renowned Egyptian architect - Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil. With its Moroccan-style architecture and turquoise domes, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in Bandar Seri Begawan. The Moroccan-style brass chandeliers with an artwork of hand-chiseled mosaic tiles, bordered with verses from the Holy Quran make-up the impressive interior of the mosque. Another beautiful feature of the mosque includes the courtyard and fountain that is designed with white Italian marble in a mosaic design.Click here for more information about Ash Shaliheen Mosque   4) Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen Mosque Photo Credit - https://www.flickr.com/photos/92696134@N07/8425479547/   Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen Mosque is one of the most-visited Muslim prayer places in Bandar Seri Begawan. This mosque features an interesting combination of both Malay and Islamic architecture with traditional styles. The two fountains located at each side also highlight the beauty of the mosque.   5) Brunei Darussalam University Mosque Photo Credit - https://archnet.org/sites/1449/media_contents/14743   The University Mosque was built in 1992 and is also among some of the top Muslim prayer places in Bandar Seri Begawan. In addition to functioning as a place of prayer for students, the university mosque also serves as a community mosque. The interior of the mosque consists of a large spacious brightly-lit main prayer hall with a simple, modern design that can accommodate up to 1,800 worshippers. The exterior features include a beautiful entrance to the courtyard with an archway decorated in a simple Islamic architectural design and the golden-brown roof tiles look especially beautiful during mid-day.   Brunei is an ideal Muslim-friendly destination. Make your visit even more special by visiting some of these famous mosques in Bandar Seri Begawan!    Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Bandar Seri Begawan ...

  • 6 Things Every Muslim Traveler Should See & Do in Bandar Seri Begawan

    Planning to travel to Brunei? Featured here is the ultimate Muslim travel guide to Bandar Seri Begawan!   The capital city of the amazing tourist destination of Brunei is well known around the world as a great place to travel to for relaxation and to turn your vacation dreams into reality. The following are the top 6 things to do and the places to go to in Bandar Seri Begawan to enjoy the most incredible holiday experience!   Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Royal Regalia Museum Kampong Ayer Arts and Handicraft Center Tasek Lama Recreational Park Enjoy exquisite Bruneian delicacies   1) A Stop at Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque   Securing the top spot in our Muslim visitor guide to Bandar Seri Begawan, is the beautiful Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. Not only is this mosque one of the top sights in Bandar Seri Begawan, it is quite of often referred to as one of the most beautiful mosques in the entire Asia Pacific region. The mosque is considered to be truly an architectural masterpiece and the key highlights include the main dome covered in pure gold, beautiful stained glass windows and marble columns. As the mosque stands tall at an amazing 52 meters, it can even be seen from anywhere in the city.     2) A Visit to Royal Regalia Museum The Royal Regalia Museum is one of the must-see attractions in Bandar Seri Begawan for every traveler as it provides a great learning opportunity to gather information about Bruneian history and its royal heritage. This building had originally been referred to as Churchill's Museum and the Royal Regalia Building was officially opened in 1992.     3) The "Water Village" - Kampong Ayer Translating to “the water village”, you can reach this site which is one of the top sights in Bandar Seri Begawan by an enjoyable taxi boat ride. This site secure a place as one of the top 6 things to do and places to go in Bandar Seri Begawan as it provide a unique experience unlike any other in the world. It is well known as the largest stilt settlement in the world and comprises of nearly 200 houses which wait to welcome visitors in a warm and welcoming manner. As you travel along the Brunei River, you would be able to see the lovely scenery of this water village complete with houses, shops and restaurants.     4) Drop By the Arts and Handicraft Center   This is one of the must-see attractions in Bandar Seri Begawan as it features a lovely collection of beautiful handcrafted items closely intertwined with Bruneian culture. The site also overlooks the waterfront of JLn residency to provide visitors a lovely view of the city.     5) Take a Stroll Through Tasek Lama Recreational Park This is one of the leading recreational parks in Brunei which is a great place to visit for an enjoyable family vacation. As part of our Muslim visitor guide to Bandar Seri Begawan we recommend you to visit this site to enjoy a long walk or jog along the river bank which will ultimately lead to a beautiful waterfall.     6) Enjoy exquisite Bruneian delicacies   There are several good quality Halal food eateries for you to choose from in this lovely city which plays a key role in our Muslim travel guide to Bandar Seri Begawan. Some of the best options you can choose form include Aminah Arif Restaurant which is known to serve the famous Bruneian delicacy ambuyat, Gerai Makan located on the waterfront, Tarindak Restaurant located in the Arts and Handicraft Center and Tamu Selera an excellent night spot.   Click here for a Muslim-friendly guide to Bandar Seri Begawan ...



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