Gadong, one of Brunei Darussalam’s main commercial hubs garners high traffic daily. Located smack in the middle is The Mall, a complex which houses various amenities including a five-star hotel, a cineplex and numerous food and retail outlets.
The Mabohai Shopping Complex houses over 20 shops, including Starbucks, Bossini, The Face Shop, L’Occitane, Royce’ Chocolate, Toys ‘R’ Us as well as a Mini Cooper showroom. The complex is best known for its long-time resident Supa Save, offering a wide variety of products from overseas.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Brunei International Airport is a cluster of shopping centres, namely The Airport Mall, Times Square Shopping Centre and Citis Square Complex. Developed over an old airport area, the area is known for its numerous eatery options, supermarkets and multiple mobile and electrical goods outlets.
Kiulap is another major commercial hub, constantly bustling with life. The area houses a mix of old and new establishments. Found in the vicinity are various cafes and supermarkets. Setia Kenangan II houses a variety of retail outlets such as sporting goods, home improvement, boutiques and health food among others.
Annajat Complex is located in Beribi. It features a supermarket, an assortment of eateries and stores offering goods from clothing to accessories.
Aman Hills Shopping Centre is located at Jalan Aman, Sungai Tilong Jalan Muara. Designed as a family-oriented shopping destination, Aman Hills offers spacious shopping spaces, luxurious dining and one of a kind leisure entertainment for families.
Rimba Point in Kampong Rimba houses a number of eateries and the newly opened Jaya Hypermart, offering a variety of product selections including stationeries, cloth lines, food and beverages, household items, kitchenware and more at great prices. Because of its location, Rimba Point is a favourite of residents of the nearby Rimba residential area, as well as students from nearby campuses.
Residents of Kuala Belait flock to KB Sentral, a popular retail hub in the town. It was constructed to mirror the Times Square Shopping Centre in Berakas, with its similar line up of restaurants and retail units.
The Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Shopping Complex is located in the heart of Brunei, housing shops that consist of fashion, beauty, accessories and household items. In August 2021, the long-awaited Yayasan Hua Ho Department Store officially re-opened its doors. Designed with a modern concept, Yayasan Hua Ho comprises the basement, ground floor and first floor, offering an array of quality products ranging from sport wears, electronic appliances, children’s clothes, toys, cosmetics, fresh groceries and more.
The OneCity Shopping Centre opened its doors to the public in 2019, located at Jalan Utama Salambigar, Kampong Sungai Hanching. In addition to housing its anchor tenant Hua Ho Department Store, the shopping centre is also home to One City Cineplex, Brunei’s first cinema featuring the Dolby Atmos surrounding system.
Brunei is home to a number of different supermarkets, from those offering local and regional goods to goods sourced from other parts of the world.
Hua Ho is one of the country’s oldest and most well-known department stores. With over 10 outlets across the country, it is also one of the most easily accessible supermarkets with quality products.
Supa Save is another well-loved establishment among locals and expats. With outlets in Gadong, Beribi, Mabohai, One Riverside and Panaga, Supa Save is best known for its imported goods from Europe, America and Australia, making it a popular among expats looking for a slice of home. Other supermarkets in Brunei include Soon Lee, Jaya Hypermart, Utama Grand, Milimewah and Sim Kim Huat.
Visitors looking for a unique piece of Brunei can head over to the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre (BAHTC). It is stocked with handcrafted products that reflect Brunei’s oldest art forms such as silverwork, brass work and weaving. The centre has outlets in Kota Batu, the Brunei International Airport, Gadong, Yayasan Complex and the Royal Regalia Museum.
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