The Muslims in Brunei Darussalam started celebrating Hari Raya Aidil Fitri on 18th July 2015. The Hari Raya Aidil Fitri or Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic event celebrated by Muslims from around the world in the month of Syawal. Ramadhan precedes Syawal, where the Muslims would observe one month of fasting from sunrise to sundown. During Ramadhan, gerai ramadhan (ramadhan food stalls) in the evening will become the highlight where an extensive selections of local food and beverage, and desserts will be on sale nationwide. It is truly a meaningful way to experience the Bruneians’ Islamic traditions and to sample their appetizing food during sungkai or breaking of fast in the evening. Read More »
Understanding and respecting the locals’ customs is one of the best learning experiences when you travel. The same is true when you visit the tiny sultanate of Brunei. While generally the people of Brunei are regarded as friendly and welcoming, there are a number of local customs and Islamic traditions that you could learn to complement your traveling experience. Sunshine Borneo Tours and Travel is pleased to share these tips with you:
Dress modestly. Comfortable but non-revealing clothing for warm weather are acceptable except when visiting mosques or attending official functions.
Remove shoes when visiting local’s house and mosque. Read More »
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1. Enjoying the sights of Kampong Ayer– One of the most important heritage sites as 500 years ago..the water village is Brunei Darussalam. The palace was on water and the Sultan stays in the water village. Today, the Brunei government has built a Water Village Cultural Centre with good variety of information and displays. You can also walk around the water village to soak in the unique environment. You need to go on a ‘water taxi”’.
2. Sampling local food at Night Market in Gadong-Nightly, you can experience a wide variety of local fruits and vegetable stalls as well as food stalls that sell Bruneians’ desserts, ‘nasi katok’, barbecued chickens, curries and kebabs.