Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery
Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery is a place to discover if you’re looking forward to knowing more about the rich culture of Brunei, and the history behind the famous Kampong Ayer community.
Opened in 2009, Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery has become the new home of five mini galleries that extensively narrate the interesting history of Kampong Ayer, the pre-oil Brunei, and the many changes that transpired after the oil boom in the country. Inside, you’ll find colourful exhibits of traditional fabric, paintings, and woodwork depicting the Bornean culture, and important cultural items that are aimed to be preserved and remembered. Set on a scenic location in the Kampong Ayer Village, visiting this attraction is a full cultural experience – not only will you get to see the history and culture, but you’ll also get to see the living community. Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery is a place not to be missed.
Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery is located in Kampong Ayer Water Village.
Opening Days and Hours
The place is open from 9:00 to 17:00 from Saturday to Thursday, and 9:00 to 11:30 on Friday.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism gallery is completely free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bandar Seri Begawan.
- From the city centre, proceed to the city’s waterfront.
- Board a boat to Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery.
- Solo Travellers/ Backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is one hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is during the early morning – it gets really hot in the city around noon.
Kaizen Sushi, Tamu Selera, Bob Ume, Food Zone, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, KFC, and the Excapade Sushi, Roti Culture, and KTM Cafe House are some of the dining spots to try near Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery.
- Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
- Istana Nurul Iman
- Jerudong Park
- Brunei Museum
For accommodations, you can head over to The Capital Residence Suites, Badi’ah Hotel, The Brunei Hotel, Times Hotel, Palm Garden Hotel, The Centrepoint Hotel, Jubilee Hotel, and Villa Dadap. Rates range from USD 55 to USD 100.