Take a drive around downtown Bandar Seri Begawan and you’ll come across the unmissable Teng Yun Temple, the oldest existing Chinese temple in Brunei. Flanked by much taller office blocks and a multi-storey car park, this ornate Taoist temple with its bright red walls and green roof brings a touch of colour to its surrounding commercial area. The interior is decorated with hand-painted tiles depicting Chinese legends and is constantly fragranced with smoke from smouldering prayer joss sticks. Since its establishment in the 1960s, the Teng Yun Temple has been a sanctuary to devotees in the Chinese community which makes up roughly 10 per cent of the population. Visitors flock to the temple during the Lunar New Year celebrations to watch a vibrant display of lion dances.