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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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!