With an enduring climate, Brunei stays at the focal point for those involved in shopping, travelling and eating. Although, it is an Islamic country, you don’t feel clogged in a web of restrictions. Plenty of perks such as short working weeks, the highest wages and no income taxes keep Bruneians happy and cheerful. Bruneians are shopaholic, Variety of gift articles with good discounts and reasonable rates are offered by an array of quality retail heavens located at different areas of Brunei.
Brunei’s best-loved shopping district is Gadong, which is situated 3 kilometres northwest of central BSB (Bandar Seri Begawan). Tourists buy silverwork, pricey textiles, carved wood, brass mini-cannons and ceremonial swords crafted by local artisans. These artefacts are sold at the Arts & Handicrafts Training Centre located on the bank of the Brunei River east of BSB. Tamu Kianggeh, a sprawling outdoor market located east of the downtown is the perfect place for those interested in purchasing local souvenirs. For a classy mall near the BSB waterfront, you can head on to Yayasan complex that incorporates an air-conditoned four-storey Hua Ho Department Store and classy boutiques.
A number of shopping centres located at many parts of Bandar Seri Begawan, Seria and Kuala Belait offer imported as well as local products. The ‘Tamu’ Night Market located at BSB is open from early morning to late night. You can purchase fruits, spices, poultry and vegetables out there. Some shopkeepers also sell antiques. Checkout a few shopping centres situated in the districts of Brunei.
First Emporium & Supermarket
Bandar Seri Begawan
Abdul Wahab Complex
Soon Lee Megamart
Seri Q-Lap Mall
Times Square Shopping Centre