Mercu Dirgahayu 60, Bandar Seri Begawan

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Erected to celebrate the Sultan of Brunei's 60th birthday, Mercu Dirgahayu 60 depicts the number 60 in Arabic. The monument, a gift from the people of Brunei to their leader, shows their gratitude, affection, and loyalty. The golden main structure faces upward to signify His Majesty's wisdom and charisma in striving to achieve prosperity, peace, and progress for his country. You'll find a nice photo opportunity facing the waterfront, with shops and restaurants close by. The area provides a pleasant environment to catch your breath in the afternoon/evening after the heat has subsided. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bandar Seri Begawan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mercu Dirgahayu 60 and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a lovely monument overlooking the waterfront. It is a gold coloured sculpture with fountains at the base. But asidecfrim taking a nice photo with thecwatercas a backdrop, that's about all you ...  more »
  • No monument or did not know. I can also watch the water village in Borneo River, sailor Barker is inspiration.
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  • Nice location at the waterfront (should that be capitalised?) for some good pics. But other than that nothing much else.  more »

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A business oriented city, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a number of hotels and with most of them in the middle to higher price range. Luxurious five-star options can be found next to the park hosting Islam Sultan Sharif Ali University while mid-range ones are grouped on both sides of Sungai Kedayan. It may be difficult to find budget options but upscale places often offer discounts online. Family-oriented establishments can be found along Jalan Kianggeh Road. Budges places tend to group in the vicinity of the water village museum.
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