Brunei’s premier shopping area is home to The Mall, which houses more than 150 stores, and smaller boutiques with interesting collections. Check these out:
Location: 1st Floor, The Centrepoint Hotel, Gadong
It stocks an eclectic collection of home ware and gifts brought in from around the world. You’ll find silver and porcelain items, photo frames, albums, vases and candles. They also offer gorgeous range of designer silks.
- Chan Ein Hong
Location: Unit 7, The Mall
This watch stop offers many of the coveted brands. Choose from Breitling, Cartier, Rolex, Tudor, Omega and Montblanc watches and accessories.
Location: Unit 11, The Mall
This Middle Eastern brand is known for its delicious handmade chocolates and its flair for presentation. Beautifully wrapped with decorations or placed in innovative containers, they make wonderful gifts.
Location: Block F, Unit I, Abdul Razak Complex
Indian accessories take center stage here along with stylish home décor – bedspreads, table runners, cushions – clothes and accessories. During Christmas, it stocks great tree decorations.
A number of boutique stores set in shop houses make this a delightful area to browse.
Location: Unit 7, Regent Square Kampung Kiulap
Samo exhibits unique furniture items that simply exude the mod subculture. Their original items range from funky wall clocks and vintage telephones to design posters and quirky sofas.
- Crimson Square
Location: Block A, No. 12, 1st Floor, Awg. Hj Ahmad Complex
This shop stocks a colorful variety of Asian treasures. Lacquerware in jewel shades, shapely silk lanterns, silverware, trinkets and more.
Location: Block A, Unit 12, Ground Floor, Awang Hj Ahmad Complex
Here is the place to pick up a range of Balinese timber furniture and accessories.
- Virgo Boutique
Location: #26, Ground Floor, Bangunan Awang Hj Ahmad bin Awang Hassan & Anak-anak
Virgo offers a wonderful collection of high-end silks from Italy and other countries as well as a tailoring service. If you’re looking to have a dress or a Malay outfit (ladies only) made, this is the place.
- Alley Frame Maker
Location: Unit 2C Shakirin Complex
Not just a framer, they feature paintings by promising local artists. They also stock posters, vintage maps and rare books on Borneo.
- Rainforest Gallery
Location: Blk D, Unit 2, Shakirin Complex
This is another place to drop by for affordable, good quality art. they have works by local and foreign artists as well as pieces of jewelry.
- Y.M.R.M Galleria
Location: No 1 Lot 35542 Simpang 100, Jalan Tungku Link Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan
Browse through a vast selection of unique fabrics in this popular textile and home décor mall. Whether you’re seeking luxurious materials to drape yourself in, or fabulous furnishings for the home, Y.M.R.M. Galleria will not disappoint.
- Pelangi De Mutiara
Location: 12-14 Ground Floor, Block C, Latifuddin Complex
The Pelangi De Mutiara Tourist Square has been described as a one stop gift shop for tourists. Visitors can view murals and displays of traditional fabric in the Cultural Showcase room, shop for popular souvenirs of Brunei, sample local delicacies at the café, and can also dress up in Bruneian wedding costumes and pose for pictures on a ‘pelamin’ (a wedding dais).
Location: 1st Floor, 37 Jalan Pretty, Kuala Belait
A gem of a shop selling antique furniture pieces and ladies’ accessories handpicked from around Asia. The friendly shop owner and staff are always at hand to assist, making it easy to see why Mutiara is a favorite among the community in Kuala Belait.
- Mabohal Shopping Complex
Location: Jalan Penghubung Mentiri, Bandar Seri Begawan
Following its exciting new revamp, the Mabohai Shopping Complex, is making a grand return to the local shopping scene. The building holds the new Mini Cooper showroom (with its eye-catching display of a full-sized Mini Cooper on the Building’s façade), Toys R Us, Royce’ Chocolate, Blitz Yoghurt and Supa Save, a local supermarket popular for imported foods.
- Tamu Kianggeh
Location: Along Kianggeh River, opposite Brunei Hotel.
Best buys: Handicrafts, local fruits and vegetables
Open daily, 5am-6pm
- Tamu Gadong
Location: Gadong wet market
Best buys: Local food and snacks. On Friday and Sunday mornings, this space is taken over by vendors of tropical plants like orchids, drawing crowds of garden-enthusiasts.
Open daily, 6pm-12am, Fri and Sun, 7am – 12 noon.
The night market opens from approximately 5pm-12am
- Rimba Horticultural Center
Location: Kampung Rimba, Gadong
Special buys: Tropical plants and gardening accessories
Open daily, 8am-6pm
- Tamu Kampung Serambangun, Tutong
Location: one kilometer from Tutong Town
Special buys: Produce from the inland forests, local vegetables and food unique to this area.
Open daily, 6am-6pm
- Tamu Seria
Location: Set up between Jalan Bolkiah and Jalan Nakhoda Manis
Special buys: Local produce
Open Saturdays, 6am-11am
Source: Brunei Tourism
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources