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Bandar Seri Begawan

Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dec 1, 2018
“Luxury and high quality but expensive ”
Jan 11, 2019
“To Popularize Arts and Handicraft”
Built along the banks of the Brunei River, this centre was established for the preservation of traditional handicrafts with displays of beautiful brocades called 'Jong Sarat, hand-woven baskets, silverware, brassware, woodcarvings and unique...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jalan Residency, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8111, Brunei Darussalam
+673 224 1909
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

Various types of handicrafts products such as weaving, silverware, hand-woven baskets, woodcarving were exhibited and on sales for both the preservation of traditional handicrafts and the training of artists and to encourage people to be active in the local production. Many items can be viewed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank sivarnee
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I had a chance under a very heavy rain to go there to buy some handicrafts . This arts training center is located in Bandar Seri Begawan near water village but a little far from my hotel ( Centrepoint). In my opinion , the items...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

It’s a huge building. There’s no training center to see. There’s a show room of a weaver:loom. Otherwise, it’s like a showroom of various stuff (baskets, batiks, wood, hats, brass). Expensive and nothing unique from Malaysia or Indonesia. But maybe there is nothing unique of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KSL13
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

This place is simply a shop selling very very expensive handicrafts. Not a lot to look at but huge prices. I am sure the items are worth the price but I would not be paying those levels without some sort of research

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Richard H
Reviewed July 28, 2017

This place is meant to preserve some local skills but the items are a little expensive. The place is a little too organised. Would have preferred smaller, local shops. Some interesting pieces (batik, traditional cloth, silver, brass, wood etc). They only take cash which is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TKrieg
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Went there during office hours, dead quiet, we were the only ones there. Big building, looks classically grand from outside, but few things inside an ageing building. Sparse everything and not much if any explanations of exhibits, mostly expensive handicrafts. Supposed to have live demos...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sweet L
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Variety of Brunei traditional items there are. Almost of these are good quarity and expensive but this shop accepts only to be paid by cash. Also some of shop clerks is not kindness.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Relax806442
Reviewed December 26, 2016

This location boasts many exclusive arts and crafts by locals that you will not find in other locations within Brunei. It was not crowded and worth a visit if you want to buy a unique gift.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank khoedebecke
Reviewed August 3, 2016

If this place really represents the handicrafts of Brunei Darussalam, the country sadly has little to offer! Very little in the way of showing the craftmanship itself and the products available are priced outrageously high! Give it a pass; save your craft shopping for any...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Seems like a fantastic idea to promote crafts and train. When we visited there were only a couple of young women sewing hats and a young bloke in the silver area tapping square metal rods with a plastic mallet. He did not know the percentage...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Peter and Kaye N
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