Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre

Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre

Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre
2.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 replicas of the asymmetrical daggers called 'Keris' that can be purchased from the centres handicraft shop.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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2.5
38 reviews
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Professor_UK
London, UK87 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is not a training center. It’s not a museum. It’s a shop.
Car parking free.
At least you don’t need to take shoes off.
But you can’t take pictures.
Next door there’s a restaurant which was closed during the day.
No cafe.
There are no arts and crafts that you would want to buy.
Written December 31, 2019
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Sivarnee
Bangkok, Thailand1,068 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
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 or purchased.
Written January 12, 2019
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Ali
Jakarta, Indonesia58 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
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 were of high quality but very expensive and not with a much variety.

You should know that the Brunei dollar is pegged on Singapore Dollar.

However , you can find some items including dagger , traditional clothes , hats ....
Written December 2, 2018
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KSL13
USA189 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
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 Brunei, given its history with the other two countries. Really don’t bother going!
Written April 23, 2018
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Richard H
Castle Hill, Australia132 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
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
Written October 19, 2017
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TKrieg
Adelaide, Australia607 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 a little unusual. No photos allowed either.
Written July 29, 2017
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Sweet L
77 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
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 of people making the goods (training) but guess that's something to be arranged in advance because no craftsmen doing anything the hour we spent there. Seems more of an old shop selling unpopular items at high prices. Free entrance. Maybe only good if looking for locally woven cloth for weddings, at least that's why most people I know go there.
Written June 3, 2017
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範之小2014
21 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
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.
Written February 26, 2017
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khoedebecke
Irving, TX307 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
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.
Written December 27, 2016
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,313 contributions
Aug 2016 • Business
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 other country in Southeast Asia.
Written August 3, 2016
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