Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan Bus Services
The small but wealthy country of Brunei is situated in the north of the island of Borneo located on the shores of the South China Sea surrounded by the Malaysia states of Sabah and Sarawak. This little country is not often mentioned by the media or bloggers, but known as a beautiful and rich country, it is worth exploring the amazing Islamic mosques at Bandar Seri Begawan, the largest water village of Kampung Ayer and also Seria, which is the largest oil town in Brunei Darussalam situated in the northwest of Borneo. Besides these attractive destinations in the country, nature lover will not be disappointed as you can find the beautiful mangrove forest situated in the capital city of Brunei where you can go on a mangrove tour to spot wildlife animals. Travelling from Pontianak, the capital of the Indonesia province West Kalimantan to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei is now very easy with express buses. Get your ticket for bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan now at Easybook without hassle when you follow these few simple steps.
Bus Schedules From Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan
The bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan is a rather long journey which takes about one day to arrive at the destination. You can be sure that the seats for these buses are comfortable and have enough leg room space for you to enjoy while you enjoy the air conditioning system installed. There will be a few meals served during the long-haul bus journey as well. For this trip from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan, you will be able to find operator MHS Express providing transportation services for this route. With only one trip per route and 22 seats available for MHS Express, make sure you check the bus schedule on Easybook website ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
As safety precaution, each bus will have two drivers onboard during each bus journey to make sure the next driver will have enough rest in order for both to take turns to drive the bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan. All the bus drivers are professional and well-trained in order to provide a safe bus ride for all travelers. Due to the long-distance bus rides, the bus driver will usually make a few stops at the rest houses for you to stretch out, use the washroom and grab a quick bite before continuing the journey. The bus will travel from Pontianak to enter the Malaysian border, then followed by the Brunei border. You will need to get down from the bus to queue up at the respective immigration checkpoints at Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei before continuing on to your destination.
Things to do at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
The capital city of Brunei has many incredible attraction spots that is worth exploring especially those grand and stunning mosques located in the centre of the town. One of them is Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque that is considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in Asia Pacific. This Islamic landmark was built in 1958 as a symbol of great wealth that looks amazing from all angles. Add that with the mosque’s 52-metre minaret that makes it the tallest building in the centre of the town. The most attractive element of this mosque will be the large dome that is covered in pure gold that makes it look beautiful anytime of the day. Another equally stunning mosque in Brunei is the Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque which is considered one of the largest and grandest monuments in Islamic culture. This impressive mosque was built in 1994 and it is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and fountains. These mosques look grand and beautiful no matter day or night that would be stunning backdrop for your photographs. One little thing you should take note is to wear proper attire before entering the mosque during the visiting hours.
Another great landmark in town is the Royal Regalia Museum which was opened in 1992 just a few blocks away from the iconic Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. This museum is specifically dedicated to the Sultan of Brunei which allows visitors to have a glimpse of his life and history told through objects and photographs. The admission fee is free for all but unfortunately photography is not allowed inside the museum so you will have to keep your camera in the locker area.
Besides that, you are encouraged to take a tour by boat and visit the water village known as the Kampung Ayer if you want to see a different side of Bandar Seri Begawan. Kampong Ayer is a unique and traditional village built above the water and it is the largest in Southeast Asia. You can also visit the Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery to learn more about the village’s history and the daily life of the residence. According to Kampung Ayer’s tourist gallery, over 30,000 people live in the wooden houses on wooden piers and the village has its own fire station, police station, school and mosque without having to go into the city.
Bus tickets to Brunei are now available to purchase online at Easybook, which is the largest land and sea transportation booking site in Southeast Asia. You can check the available bus schedule for bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan on our website. After selecting your preferred destination from Indonesia to Brunei, you can proceed to choose the bus schedule that fits your travel plan. Once you have filled in the traveller’s details and proceed with payment, you will receive your bus booking confirmation within a few minutes. Refer to this Simple Booking Guide if you are unsure on how to make your purchase. Secure your bus ticket with Easybook today!