Malay Technology Museum, Bandar Seri Begawan

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Learn about the lifestyles of Brunei's various ethnic groups by visiting Malay Technology Museum. See how the locals used their skills in fishing, building, and boat making to survive in the country's water villages. The displayed figurines, mannequins, and old tools provide a glimpse into a bygone era. Our Bandar Seri Begawan travel planning app makes visiting Malay Technology Museum and other Bandar Seri Begawan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Despite having quite low expectations this is a pretty good place to visit. Quite quaint but gives you a good idea of how people lived in Brunei both on the water and the land. Combine your visit with...  more »
  • When we visited the museum, we were the only visitors there. The exhibits consisted mostly of little huts with mannequins inside depicting use of equipment for work and living. Honestly, I felt I woul...  more »
  • The Museum exhibits art in Brunei? It is surprising, I thought, but actually show the lives of the indigenous people of Brunei Museum. Wannabe IBAN is one of the indigenous people of Brunei Darussalam. Was introduced with life-size dolls can live their lives, but their home was decorated skull replica. It is with surprise according to the Guide, until a little while ago actually mummified severed head was exhibited. Is that hair wearing a sword but quit it the complaints from tourists on display there is the real opponent cut neck hair. If you are interested in is a hair-raising story, but seeing visit.
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  • They have 3 halls. The first is bruneian home architectures and types, followed by the entrepreneurial in Brunei from past, and lastly is about different ethnics in Brunei. The most intrigued me is how they made sagu and sugar traditionally. Cons: They should maintain the surrounding of museum itself, although it's quite hidden from the main road and include more information as Malay nowadays are much more advanced or include the evolution of Malays in Brunei.
  • This is an informative museum that you can visit.
  • The museum exhibited the lifestyle, culture and technology of Malay people. A very informative and creative museum, i must say. There were some great displays at length where it made we engrossed in the reality of Malay people in the past.
  • If u happen to be around the city might give this place a visit. Would not need more than 40mins to see everything. Think a cultural museum would better describe this museum.
  • The museum itself is a bit run down (due to climate, but also due to little attention to it). The learning is great. suggest going here before the water village to learn a lot about this part of Brunei's "above water" culture. Also has a gallery on the different ethnic groups and elements of their subsistence pre- and post-sultanate.
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