Kampong Ayer - Things to Know Before Visiting
Kampong Ayer, Brunei
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About Kampong Ayer
A historic settlement area in the capital of Brunei. It literally means 'water village'. Kampong Ayer consists of a cluster of traditional stilt villages built on the Brunei River, often been dubbed as 'Venice of the East'. Kampong Ayer has been historically the principal settlement of Brunei; it was the de facto capital, in particular social and economic centre, of the Bruneian Empire for a few centuries.
Attractions Near Kampong Ayer
This is the second-longest single-pylon cable-stayed bridge in the world and has a total length of 622 metres.
It is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, who initiated its construction. The mosque serves as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei. The mosque's most recognizable feature, the main dome, is covered in pure gold.
The park was the result of the conceptualization of the Sungai Kedayan Eco-Corridor, a project to revitalize the Kedayan River, which includes flood mitigation, environmental rehabilitation, and development of public spaces.
Houses the regalia of the Sultan and the royalty, as well as exhibits related to the commemorations of the Silver and Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's rule of Brunei.
It is located on the banks of the Brunei River, where the ancient city of Brunei was situated from the 14th to 17th centuries. The Brunei Maritime museum showcases Brunei’s maritime culture of different ships and vessels throughout history.
Malay Technology Museum shows how things were done in ancient times, there are displays in boatmaking, fishing, metalworking, and goldsmithing.
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Brunei has the second-highest Human Development Index among the Southeast Asian nations, after Singapore, and is classified as a "developed country". It has developed wealth from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields.