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Technically part of the Bruneian capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, Kampong Ayer has more than enough uniqueness and history about it to be considered separately. Meaning “water village”, Kampong Ayer is built on stilts above the Brunei river. More...more
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Brunei River | Jalan Mc Arthur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Anyone going to this place should go on a tour with a tourguide or maybe just ask any water taxi operator to bring them around. However the price of the tour depends on how good your negotiation skills are.
At least during my tour one gets a photo opportunity from across the channel. You really do not get to visit the village which makes a lot of sense. Worthwhile if you want to take an instagram photo but not particularly interesting.
Usually it is combined together.
A trip around the water village (kampong ayer) and trip up the river where u see the river crocodile,fireflies and monkeys.
But u can choose to only cross and stroll the village for 1 B$.
Including the river trip of...More
Great for a quick visit to an unusual way of living. This large village on the water is a testament to the imagination and perseverance of humanity. Very photogenic. Avoid hotel tours, hire the boatman directly. Locals pay $10 Brunei per pax,we negotiated a tourist...More
You may hire a boatman for a boat ride around the Kampong Ayer (water village) to experience the lifestyle living on top of the water. Try go boat ride during early evening as the weather is more chill. There are schools, police station and fire...More
They used to refer to this as the Venice of the East. I believe that was 500 years ago. It is very beautiful. An interconnected village with all buildings on stilts. Complete with Police station, fire brigade, medical centre, schools and mosques. A fascinating place...More
Kampong Ayer is a cluster of about 40 small villages,connected by 38 km boardwalk. It is the worlds largest settlement on stilts . We went to village by boat to see a local person home .. the host served tea and snacks as it’s a...More
If you want a tour of Kampong Ayer, just head to the shopping centre in the centre, go to the back exit, cross the road and flag down a boat on the stairs that lead to the river to the right of the building where Kaizen... More
If you want a tour of Kampong Ayer, just head to the shopping centre in the centre, go to the back exit, cross the road and flag down a boat on the stairs that lead to the river to the right of the building where Kaizen Sushi is. The boat can take you across to Kampong Ayer for $1 and from there you can just wander around (the best way is to just get lost on all the passageways and when you have had enough just flag another boat to take you back. There are plenty).
Otherwise negotiate with the boat driver a tour (1 hr is plenty of time to see it as well as the island upriver). Best time to do it is just before sunset.
Muara Port is too far from the Water Village. I suggest you get a taxi. Once there just stand close to the water area and some of the boat drivers will see you. Don't worry, they'll spot you. They need to earn $$$. I paid... More
Muara Port is too far from the Water Village. I suggest you get a taxi. Once there just stand close to the water area and some of the boat drivers will see you. Don't worry, they'll spot you. They need to earn $$$. I paid $10 for a trip around the village but you can negotiate with him. If this is your first time it is going to be an amazing experience like a roller coaster ride... but without seat belt. How scary is that?!