Brunei – officially known as Negara Brunei Darussalam is located on the northern coast of the Island of Borneo. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei and the official language of Brunei is Malay. The official religion of Brunei Darussalam is Islam. Bruneians adore their local food. Ambuyat, Roti Kunning, and Rojak are the names of popular Bruneian dishes. The country also offers a variety of international cuisines besides its local foods to people who travel to Brunei. Brunei is promoting Islamic tourism alongside Malaysia; therefore, Muslim tourists will be able to find a halal hotel in Brunei.
There are a plenty of business and tourism accommodation options for travellers in Brunei. Muslim tourists will find a good number of budget-friendly hotels and a few but excellent luxury hotels in Brunei Darussalam (cheap) alongside guesthouses and hotel apartments for accommodation.
Muslim travellers should stay in a hotel in Brunei Darussalam that meets the following Muslim-friendly needs:
Eating a wide variety of foods in Brunei is one of the must things to do in Brunei. Most popular restaurants in Brunei can be discovered in the capital of Brunei. Restaurants that Muslim tourists must try in Brunei’ capital for halal food are as follows: (a) PASTA MANIA (serves authentic Italian cuisines), (b) ALL SEASONS or SEASONS RESTAURANT BRUNEI (offers special set meals), (c) ANJUNG SAUJANA (serves local dishes), and (d) Tarindak D’Seni (serves local dishes).
Tourists will find a very popular Bruneian restaurant, KK Koya (famous for its ROJAK) in Tutong (a district in Brunei).
There are two very beautiful Mosques/Masjids in Brunei that every Muslim tourists must visit. The names of those Mosques are: (1) Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Mosque (built in 1958 and is in Brunei’s capital) and (2) Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque (built in 1994 and is another beautiful Mosque in Brunei’s capital).
Brunei International Airport is currently the only functional airport in Brunei that is situated at a 10km distance form Bandar Seri Begawan. Visitors can either hire a purple taxi outside of the arrival halls or take a purple bus (Nos. 23, 24, 36, 38, and 57 that arrives every 30 min) at the airport to reach city centre. Airports that are within 10 min distance form Brunei International Airport are: Times Hotel or Times Square Brunei Hotel (within a 5 min drive and a cheap hotel in Brunei Darussalam) and Orchid Garden Hotel (within an 8 min drive).
Places of Interests (PoIs) for tourists in Brunei are in Brunei-Muara District, Tutong District, Kuala Belait District, and Temburong District. Istana Nurul Iman (the world’s largest palace) and Jerudong Park Playground (a modern amusement park) are the major attractions of Brunei-Muara District. Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach (a famous beach in Brunei) and Tasek Merimbun (the largest lake in Brunei) are attractions worth visiting in Tutong District of Brunei. Oil and Gas Discovery Centre in Kuala Belait District and The Ulu Temburong National Park in Kuala Belait District are also important attractions in Brunei.
Capturing the photographs of birds in Brunei hillsides and shopping at The Mall, Gadong (the grandest mall in Brunei) are the things that tourists should also do in Brunei besides visiting the major attractions in Brunei.
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