Early morning, pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to the airport for a short domestic flight to Brunei. Upon arrival, proceed to visit the spectacular Jam’ Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque. It is made of Italian marble, gold mosaic and English stained glass with craftsmanship that reflects classical Islamic architecture. The Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall displays collection of Borneo Ethnography, natural history displays and Islamic art documenting the origins of much of Brunei’s culture. This tour will also include a view of the magnificent Istana Nurul Iman, official residence of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam. After lunch, proceed to Kampung Ayer, the “Venice of the East”. It is the world’s largest water village with 30,000 people living in houses on stilts snaking along the banks of the Brunei River in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan. The village includes several schools, a fire brigade, a police station and several shops. Return to your hotel. (Lunch included)
Note: Mosque is closed on Thursdays & Fridays. Guests could still visit the Mosque compound but not allowed to enter the Prayer Hall. Thursday is the cleaning of the Prayer Hall day and Friday is the prayer day.