How would you like to wake up to a bird’s eye view of one of Brunei’s most iconic landmarks, the Kampong Ayer?

The DAR Takaful Service Apartments — nestled right in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan — offers tenants just that, coupled with the convenience of city living and great amenities too.

Just a stone’s throw away from the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, the property has four types of apartments, all of which are fully furnished and ready to be lived in for both short and long term stays.

Guests can choose from a two-bedroom Standard Apartment to a two-storey, three-bedroom Executive Apartment. Whichever your choice of apartment may be, all tenants are privy to the use of indoor heated pools, well-equipped and air conditioned gym as well as a sports hall.

The well-equipped gymnasium can be found on the 7th floor. Photo: The Scoop/ Hadthiah Hazair

Last weekend, The Scoop had a first-hand taste of city living in Brunei’s capital, staying in DAR Takaful’s Deluxe Premier Apartment.

Like most cities, living in Bandar Seri Begawan offers the convenience of being centrally located as. it is within walking distance to banks, businesses, bus terminal, government offices as well as tourist attractions.

However, unlike metropolitan cities, Bandar Seri Begawan is neither crowded nor so hectic that you would be stuck in slow-moving traffic.

As tenants, you would be entitled to a secured underground parking spot with elevator access right to your apartment floor, so there is no need to worry about where to park your car.


Once parked, you can ditch the car altogether and just walk your way around town. For food, there’s a local joint — Babu’s Kitchen — right around the corner, sharing the same building as the DAR Takaful Service Apartments. A few hundred steps away, you’d be greeted by other eateries and cafes such as the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Sub Station, Excapade Sushi and Burger King to name a few.

Want to cook your own meals? For groceries, there’s no fresher way to source your vegetables than from the Tamu Kianggeh, less than 10 minutes walk away.

When you’re ready to wind down, head back to the apartment and catch the breathtaking view as the sun sets over the Brunei River.

If you would like to experience Bandar living with a view or want to learn more, contact the property at 2238900 or visit its website.