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Explore Singapore and Brunei with AirAsia

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Singapore and Brunei are two of Asia's easiest destinations to explore.

Published on Sep 25, 2017


Brunei packs a lot into its tiny dimensions. In the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, the gold-domed Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque dominates the skyline; Istana Nurul Iman—the sultan’s palace—is breathtaking in its scale.

Brunei’s diversity can be witnessed at religious buildings like the Teng Yun Temple and the giant Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, while history and science come to life at the Royal Regalia Museum and the Malay Technology Museum. Find retail therapy at the bustling Gadong Night Market and Tamu Kianggeh, where your palate will be tempted by seafood delights.

Outside of BSB, explore mangrove channels, or take a longtail boat to the stilt villages of Kampong Ayer. Elsewhere, Ulu Temburong National Park is famed for its thrilling boat rides and canopy viewing walkway. Other natural manna flourishes at the lovely Tasek Merimbun, Brunei’s largest lake, and the Tasek Lama Recreational Park, which is ideal for hikes and jogging.


Much of the action is in the downtown core. The iconic Marina Bay Sands, with its celebrity restaurants, classy shopping mall and SkyPark—home of the world’s longest elevated swimming pool—towers above the entrance to the Singapore River. Gardens by the Bay offers tranquil respite, the ArtScience Museum hosts high-profile touring exhibits, and the Singapore Flyer is the Red Dot’s 165-meter-high answer to the London Eye.

Inland, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are rich in lively bars and dining venues. No stop in Singapore can skip the malls of Orchard Road or the heritage homes of Emerald Hill, one of the city’s best conservation areas.

Sentosa Island, with its championship golf courses and draws like Universal Studios, is another magnet. A more authentic taste of Singapore life, though, can be found in charismatic neighborhoods like Little India and Chinatown, and on the island’s east coast, a fine place to find chili crab: the delicious de-facto national dish.


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