Kampong Ayer - Venice of East, Bandar Seri Begawan
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Visit the largest water settlement in all of Southeast Asia at Kampong Ayer - Venice of East. This "water village" lies on the Brunei River, built on stilts above the water. It has existed for over 1,300 years and currently has over 30,000 inhabitants. After taking a water taxi to the site, you can explore it on foot. Walk along the wooden boardwalks, bridges, and walkways that connect this floating village. Get a glimpse into the local, traditional way of life exhibited by fishers and craftspeople throughout the area. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bandar Seri Begawan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kampong Ayer - Venice of East and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • One of my definite Brunei highlights. A real exposure to local life. A poor community living so close to extreme oil wealth in the Capital's Mosques and capital city buildings. It all depends how you ...  more »
  • .. .but isn't bad for a while in Brunei. By a dollar take you to the other side and you can get an idea of this another way of living
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  • It is crowded, smelly and the houses regularly collapse into the water. The government-built houses are unflatteringly uniform but do you break up the general impression of slum. It has some uniquenes...  more »