In the small Borneo nation of Brunei, alcohol is banned and there are no bars, casinos, arcades, nightclubs, or dance floors. There are, however, other places to have fun after the sun has gone down in Brunei.
The Jerudong Park is a very well maintained and clean amusement park where you can enjoy most of the usual amusement park rides. Head to Jerudong Park for a relaxing evening with the family and lots of photo opportunities. It’s a fun place for kids and families, just be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
In the evening vendors take over the Gadong Fish Market with food stalls popular among locals for buying take-out. It’s a good place to people watch and sample local food, including the popular local delicacy: barbecue chicken tails. For $1 you’ll get a skewer of chicken fresh off the grill.
Gadong Coffee Bars
The closest thing to a nightlife scene in Brunei is the coffee bars in Gadong, which is where the younger crowd hangs out until midnight or 1 a.m. A few of the cafes have pool tables, including The Coffee Bean.
Foodies can get some really good Asian fare at the Orchid Room in Kuala Belait and Ming Fann in Seria: both places are popular among expats. There’s a Thai place across from the Orchid on the ground floor that looks a bit like a coffee shop, but has all types of food.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Brunei nightlife.
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