Dubbed ‘Venice of the East’, Brunei Darussalam’s Kampong Ayer opened its own Cultural and Tourism Gallery in 2009, inaugurated by His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah. The gallery displays the history and traditions of the water village, as well as the society and arts which includes antique handicrafts and relics from the early years of the settlement. A tourist favorite feature of the gallery would be the observation tower that gives the visitors a nice panoramic view of the water village itself and the city’s skyline.
How to get here: Simply hail a water taxi from the Waterfront in Bandar Seri Begawan and asked to be dropped off at the Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery. It should cost no more than B$1.00 per person for a one-way trip.