Gadong Shopping Mall

Gadong is a shopping area about 10-15 minutes drive from the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan's capital. and halfway between the Empire Hotel and downtown You can think about it as a "suburb" of the city. There are 2 hotels and a shopping mall in this general vicinity as well as some other shops and restaurants.

Across the river, there is a night food market which is well worth visiting - lots of great food and drinks - unfortunately, there isn't a place to sit and eat your purchases so you'll be relegated to standing up if you want to eat what you purchase. The locals appear to drive up via car and pick up packages of barbequed fish, satay, fried noodles and drinks and take them home. It's cheap and the food is excellent Watch out for mosquitos if you do decide to find a spot and eat around there though - the river definitely attracts the blood thirsty insects. In the mall itself there are multiple shops including various Western chains as well as some unique stores selling local Muslim garb and dresses. Many young people seem to frequent this mall and there are also multiple restaurants.