Last time my parents were here (3 1/2 years ago) we covered most of the sights of Brunei (because to be honest, they ain't that many...); but one thing they missed out on was the 'Arts & Handicrafts Center'.
So yesterday we had a little bit of time in between jobs to do and kids to pick up, and went into Bandar to visit it.
It's located on the water front, not very far off the center of town.
The fine arts and crafts of Brunei date back to centuries and are part of the nation's proud heritage. Apparently they are conducting courses in silverware, brassware, wood carving, songkok-making, weaving and basketry at this 'Arts & Handicrafts Center'.
We didn't see any of those classes though, only the small display of items in the shop. Only new silver work and weaving produced by the students were available there, and most of the items were very expensive.
But there we go, now we have seen this too!