Istana Nurul Iman

Directions to Istana Nurul Iman

Navigational info :

  • Coordinate : 4°52’17″N 114°55’15″E
  • Address : Jalan Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei & Muara district, Brunei Darussalam
  • Nearest airport : Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport
  • Nearest port : Serasa Ferry Terminal
  • Nearest railway station : –
  • Nearest bus terminal : BSB Bus Terminal
  • Nearest toll exit : –
  • Website : Istana Nurul Iman

Istana Nurul Iman is an tourism object of royal palace the official residence for Sultan of Brunei Darussalam which were located at Bandar Seri Begawan. The actual location is at Jalan Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan city, Brunei & Muara district, Sultanate of Brunei Darussalaam.

Istana Nurul Iman were located only for about 5 kilometers to the south west directions from the Bandar Seri Begawan downtown as the capital city of Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam.

Istana Nurul Iman located on the northern bank of Brunei River which flow from Batu Ampar to Brunei Bay. Istana Nurul Iman were designed by Leandro V. Locsin a Filipino architect and Kuan Chew for the interior designer.

Istana Nurul Iman construction completed in 1984 and the construction process were estimated total cost at USD 1.4 billions. Guiness Book of Records decalred this Istana Nurul Iman as the World Largest Residential Palace.

Istana Nurul Iman today are the official residence for the royal family of Sultan of Brunei, as well as the seat of Brunei’s government which also include office of the Brunei Prime Minister also located here. Istana Nurul Iman are usually closed for public except on several days on the end of Ramadhan and several days after Eid Al Fitr.

For those who want to visit Istana Nurul Iman using personal vehicle, here are the following routes :

Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan > Lebuhraya Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah > Jalan Menteri Besar > Istana Nurul Iman

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu > Lok Kawi > Kawang > Kimanis > Bongawan > Bandau > Beaufort > Sipitang > Lawas > Trusan > Mengkalap > Mengkalap Border Checkpoint > Malaysia-Brunei Border > Labu Border Checkpoint > Labu > Bangar > Puni > Puni Checkpoint > Brunei-Malaysia Border > Pandaruan Checkpoint > Pandaruan > Limbang > Bakol > Palas > Batu Danau > Tedungan > Tedungan Checkpoint > Malaysia-Brunei Border > Kuala Lurah Checkpoint > Kuala Lurah > Limau Manis > Kampong Masin > Kampung Sinarubai > Jalan Menteri Besar > Istana Nurul Iman

Kuching

Kuching > Siburan > Serian > Balai Ringin > Bandar Sri Aman > Engkilili > Sepalau > Murap > Enteban > Betong > Serudit > Roban > Selalang > Jakar > Sarikei > Sibu > Sungai Pasai Siong > Selangau > Tatau > Bintulu > Nyalau Ulu > Simpang Ngu > Simpang Bekenu > Miri > Sungai Tujuh > Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint > Malaysia-Brunei Border > Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint (Brunei) > Sungai Teraban > Kuala Belait > Seria > Sungai Liang > Telisai > Tutong > Jerudong > Lebuhraya Tungku > Lebuhraya Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah > Jalan Menteri Besar > Istana Nurul Iman

Limbang

Limbang > Bakol > Palas > Batu Danau > Tedungan > Tedungan Checkpoint > Malaysia-Brunei Border > Kuala Lurah Checkpoint > Kuala Lurah > Limau Manis > Kampong Masin > Kampung Sinarubai > Jalan Menteri Besar > Istana Nurul Iman

Miri

Miri > Sungai Tujuh > Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint > Malaysia-Brunei Border > Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint (Brunei) > Sungai Teraban > Kuala Belait > Seria > Sungai Liang > Telisai > Tutong > Jerudong > Lebuhraya Tungku > Lebuhraya Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah > Jalan Menteri Besar > Istana Nurul Iman

Pontianak

Pontianak > Sei Ambawang > Tayan > Batang Tarang > Sosok > Tanjung > Kembayan > Muarailai > Beduwai > Balai Karangan > Entikong > Entikong Checkpoint > Indonesia-Malaysia Border > Tebedu Checkpoint > Tebedu > Serian > Balai Ringin > Bandar Sri Aman > Engkilili > Sepalau > Murap > Enteban > Betong > Serudit > Roban > Selalang > Jakar > Sarikei > Sibu > Sungai Pasai Siong > Selangau > Tatau > Bintulu > Nyalau Ulu > Simpang Ngu > Simpang Bekenu > Miri > Sungai Tujuh > Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint > Malaysia-Brunei Border > Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint (Brunei) > Sungai Teraban > Kuala Belait > Seria > Sungai Liang > Telisai > Tutong > Jerudong > Lebuhraya Tungku > Lebuhraya Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah > Jalan Menteri Besar > Istana Nurul Iman

For those who want to visit Istana Nurul Iman using public transportation, here are the tips :

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei International Airport

  1. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  2. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Bandar Seri Begawan – Bandar Seri Begawan Bus Terminal

  1. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Muara

  1. From Muara take Bus number 37 / 39 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  2. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Seria

  1. From Seria embark the Seria-Bandar Seri Begawan bus, disembark at Tamu Kianggeh
  2. From Tamu Kianggeh take Bus number 01A / 21 / 23 / 24 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 55 / 57 / 58 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Temburong

  1. From Temburong take the Speed Boat directing to Residence Jetty, disembark at Residence Jetty
  2. Walk within 5 minutes to BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Bangkok (Thailand)

  1. From Suvarnabhumi Airport embark the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Denpasar/Bali

  1. From Ngurah Rai Airport embark the Denpasar-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Hong Kong

  1. From Hong Kong International Airport embark the Hong Kong-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Jakarta (Indonesia)

  1. From Sukarno-Hatta International Airport embark the Jakarta Sukarno Hatta-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah / Malaysia) – Kota Kinabalu Airport

  1. From Kota Kinabalu Airport embark the Kota Kinabalu-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah / Malaysia) – City

  1. From Kota Kinabalu embark the Kota Kinabalu-Brunei bus, disembark at Tamu Kianggeh
  2. From Tamu Kianggeh take Bus number 01A / 21 / 23 / 24 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 55 / 57 / 58 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

  1. From KLIA embark the KLIA-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (AirAsia / Malaysia Airlines / Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Kuching (Serawak / Malaysia)

  1. From Kuching take Kuching-Miri bus, disembark at Miri Bus Terminal
  2. From Miri Bus Terminal take the Miri-Brunei bus, disembark at Tamu Kianggeh
  3. From Tamu Kianggeh take Bus number 01A / 21 / 23 / 24 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 55 / 57 / 58 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  4. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Labuan (Labuan / Malaysia)

  1. From Labuan International Ferry Terminal take the Ferry directing to Muara, disembark at Serasa Passenger & Car Ferry Terminal
  2. From Serasa Passenger & Car Ferry Terminal take Bus number 23 directing to Pekan Muara, disembark at Pekan Muara
  3. From Pekan Muara take Bus number 37 / 39 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  4. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Limbang (Serawak / Malaysia)

  1. From Limbang take the Speed Boat directing to Bandar Seri Begawan Residence Jetty, disembark at Residence Jetty
  2. Walk within 5 minutes to BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Manila (Philippines)

  1. From Ninoy Auqino International Airport embark the Manila NAIA-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Cebu Pacific Airways / Royal Brunei Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Miri (Serawak / Malaysia)

  1. From Miri Bus Terminal take the Miri-Brunei bus, disembark at Tamu Kianggeh
  2. From Tamu Kianggeh take Bus number 01A / 21 / 23 / 24 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 55 / 57 / 58 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Pontianak (Kalimantan Barat / Indonesia)

  1. From Pontianak embark the Pontianak-Brunei bus, disembark at Tamu Kianggeh
  2. From Tamu Kianggeh take Bus number 01A / 21 / 23 / 24 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 55 / 57 / 58 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

Singapore

  1. From Changi Airport embark the Singapore-Bandar Seri Begawan flight (Royal Brunei Airlines / Silkair / Singapore Airlines), disembark at Brunei International Airport
  2. From Brunei International Airport take Bus number 23 / 24 / 34 directing to BSB Bus Terminal, disembark at BSB Bus Terminal
  3. From BSB Bus Terminal take Bus number 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 48 / 49 / 56 disembark at Istana Nurul Iman

 

Public transportation serving Istana Nurul Iman :

  • Bus no. 42
  • Bus no. 44
  • Bus no. 45
  • Bus no. 46
  • Bus no. 48
  • Bus no. 49
  • Bus no. 56

Nearest point of interest :

  • Beribi Industrial Area
  • Cenderawasih Shopping Complex
  • Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
  • Jame’Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque
  • RIPAS Hospital
  • Seri Begawal Religious Teacher University College
  • Telanai Height

List of Hotels near to Istana Nurul Iman :

  • Apek Utama Hotel
  • Badi’ah Hotel Brunei
  • Jubilee Hotel
  • Kiulap Plaza Hotel
  • LeGallery Suites
  • Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam
  • The Brunei Hotel
  • The Capital Residence Suite
  • Traders Inn
  • Venice Lodge

Reference :

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