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Street of Brunei #03: Water Taxi


Not exactly on the street of Brunei, but you can consider the river as street here :-)




Yes, water taxi is one of the main public transportation in Bandar Seri Begawan. If you notice, the city is located on the bank of Brunei River. It is a self-proclaimed Venice of South East Asia.


The boats on dock




Also used to transport goods to the market



The taxi, locally called penambang, cost about 50 cents to 1 dollar per person, per trip — depending on the distance.


To alight, hop-off from the bow…




To board, hop-on also from bow…



You can also book it for a tour around Kampong Ayer (Village on water). I think it would cost about 20-25 dollar for 30-45 minutes tour.

I, a stingy person that I am, paid regular price (50 cents) to take us to Kampong Ayer — and explore the area on foot :D… more photos of the kampong on the next post

As teaser, photo of the selfie colleague on our way to Kampong Ayer.




@Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam



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