Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
It was built in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan, Omar Ali Saifuddien. This mosque dominates the city centre of Bandar Seri Begawan. It is one of the most magnificent mosques in the whole of South East Asia, and a symbol of a Islamic faith of the people of Brunei. Located in the lagoon beside the mosque is a replica of a 16th Century Mahligai barge, which was used to stage colorful religious ceremonies, such as Koran reading competitions during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Along the way to the mosque, you will see the Taman Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien and the Yayasan Shopping Mall.
It is advisable for visitors and tourist to wear sensible clothing when visiting the mosque. All visitors are required to remove their shoes prior to entering the mosque. Taking pictures are not allowed inside the mosque.
Closed to visitor every Thursday and Friday and during the prayer time.
How to get there: 5 minutes walk.