Tamu Kianggeh: Local Market in Brunei

Tamu Kianggeh is located on the bank of the Kianggeh River. It is a popular tourist destination in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. This authentic one-of-a-kind market provides local Bruneians with a place to sell their goods and fresh produce. Read more about this unique destination while planning your trip to this tiny nation on the island of Borneo! 

    Local Market in Brunei
    Tamu Kianggeh: Local Market in Brunei

    Tamu Kianggeh: Local Market in Brunei

    Popular Market in Bandar Seri Begawan

    Tamu Kianggeh is a market that's made up of a variety of stalls selling everything from food and beverages to souvenirs and daily supplies. The overall condition of the market is clean, orderly, and well-organised, and it is considerably quieter and more peaceful compared to other markets. The selection of vegetables here is great, and it is evident that it is a major food supply for the people.

    The atmosphere is slow and relaxed – you can take your time to explore each stall without feeling rushed. The prices for the goods are reasonable, starting from as low as BND$0.50. Not only that, you can also rent a bicycle to explore the rest of Bandar Seri Begawan for only BND$5 (30 minutes) or BND$10 (1 hour).

    You will observe many locals making their way to the market conveniently by water taxis before returning to the neighbouring water villages.

    Tamu Kianggeh bandar seri begawan
    Tamu Kianggeh is a popular local market in Brunei
    Tamu Kianggeh food
    You can find wild vegetables grown in the thick Borneon jungles here at Tamu Kianggeh
    tamu kianggeh bandar seri begawan
    At Tamu Kianggeh, you can find everything from food and beverages to souvenirs and daily supplies.

    Local Food at Tamu Kianggeh

    Aside from the cheap bargains, the first thing visitors would typically look for at a market is street food! Tamu Kianggeh offers an incredible array of delectable local dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Nasi Sambal Tahai, Nasi Katok, Nasi Pulut, Mi Soto, cucur, durians, colourful sweetened drinks, and sweet desserts known as kuih. A trip to this market is not complete without trying any of these tasty dishes!

    karangan Tamu Kianggeh
    Explore the amazing local street food while visiting Tamu Kianggeh in Brunei.

    Best Things to Buy

    There are many things that you can buy here at Tamu Kianggeh. You may easily find fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. Other than that, you can also find bario rice, wild edible ferns, tasty snacks, antiques, ornaments, as well as aromatic herbs and spices. While you are here, don’t forget to shop for souvenirs and traditional handicrafts such as hand-woven baskets, trays, vases, and pots to bring home.

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    You can buy locally produced items such as Ikan Bilis or dried anchovies to bring home as souvenirs!
    tamu kianggeh bandar seri begawan
    Bario rice is a popular local product as it is cultivated by hand without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides
    Tamu Kianggeh bandar seri begawan
    You can find traditional food, edible ferns, bamboo shoots, snacks, poultry, antiques, ornaments, and more.
    Tamu Kianggeh food
    Fresh fruits and vegetables can be found here at a very cheap price!
    Tamu Kianggeh market
    Choose from a wide range of traditional handicrafts such as hand-woven baskets, trays, vases, and pots.

    Best Time to Visit Tamu Kianggeh

    It is advisable to visit Tamu Kianggeh Market as early as 5 in the morning for the best experience. During dawn, the farmers begin displaying and organising their goods so you will get a better chance in choosing the best and freshest produce during this hour. It is also better to visit during the morning, as most of the stalls close around 4pm.

    Tamu Kianggeh market
    The best time to visit Tamu Kianggeh is at 5 in the morning.

    How to Get to Tamu Kianggeh

    This market is located very close to the bus station and is within walking distance from most locations in Bandar Seri Begawan. Visitors may get to the Tamu Kianggeh market by foot, a local bus, cab or even by hopping onto a water taxi!

    Contact Information

    Address: Jalan Sungai Kianggeh, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8111, Brunei.
    Opening hours: 8am–5.30pm 

    This local hidden gem is the ideal destination to shop for fresh produce at a cheaper price. Tamu Kianggeh is both an accessible and recommended spot for travellers who want to explore the authentic Bruneian street food and way of life.

    Don't forget to share your travel & dining moments with us on Instagram by tagging @rollinggrace or #RollingGrace. Happy travelling!


    1. I blm pernah pegi Brunei, bestnya dpt travel Brunei, makanan dorang mcm Malaysia food jgk ke

    2. Next time balik Miri nak singgah here la worth to plan a visit on my next visit!

    3. Saved this as my next Brunei trip planning reference, thanks for sharing this list, informative. Cheers Siennylovesdrawing

    4. Wow looks like this is a must visit place for me when i go there


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