From the massive open field to government offices, from clean streets golden posts and chic-looking shopping places, Bandar Seri Begawan, to me, screams of opulence.
Of course, it is not entirely true for everyone in Brunei but hey, that’s what you’d notice in the surface anyway. And, even the residents of the Kampong Ayer are not necessarily poor. Yes, I think they receive some kind of subsidy from the government but really, they are living ok as well!
After my trip to the water villages, I headed back to the mainland aka BSB to have lunch and meet Zaza.
All in all, Bandar is a very easy place to navigate. Actually, once you’re around the SOAS Mosque, everything else is easily walkable. I’d recommend starting your walkabout in the city either from the Mosque or from Yayasan.