Brunei December Festival 2018
Look towards the holiday season with Brunei as we will be hosting the widest selection of events and festivals of the year in December! From riveting live performances to guilt-free shopping sprees, experience the best Brunei has to offer all in a month!
The Big Bake Sale
2 DECEMBER / YAYASAN SHHB COMPLEX An event for all bakers to showcase different baked goods, sell their products and hold live baking classes, ice-cream making classes and demonstrations.
8 DECEMBER / KONTENA PARK, BERAKAS A night highlighting seafood dishes presented by local vendors.
Singapore Food Festival
1-16 DECEMBER / HORIZONS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Discover & experience the authentic quality of Singapore’s Kampung Cuisine by Hjh Maimunah Restaurant Singapore in collaboration with Horizons Seafood Restaurant and Royal Brunei Catering at The Singapore Food Festival this year.
Charity Fruit Festival
26 DECEMBER 2018 – 1 JANUARY 2019 / INDOOR STADIUM Different varieties of locally-grown fruits as well as those from neighbouring countries, all available at the Charity Fruit Festival.
15 – 16 DECEMBER / GOLDEN CORPORATION SHOWROOM Seafood Festival welcomes guests with an array of mouth-watering seafood, featuring an ensemble of local and international chefs with their signature seafood dishes.
07 – 09 DECEMBER 2018 / DERMAGA WATERFRONT, BANDAR SREI BEGAWAN
Indonesia – Brunei Culture and Music Festival
15 – 16 DECEMBER 2018 / TAMAN YAYASAN SULTAN HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH To enchance friendship amongst the Bruneian and Indonesian societies living in Bandar Seri Begawan through the taste of Indonesian street culinary and the rhythm of Indonesian and Bruneian songs.
December Fun Fair
30 NOV – 23 DECEMBER 2018 / PASAR MALAM LOT AT GADONG AREA, JUBILEE PARK IN KIULAP, DERMAGA WATERFRONT
World Nasyeed Festival
17 – 20 JANUARY 2019 / V-PLAZA HOTEL, KUALA BELAIT World Nasyeed Festival is an event where Nasyeed competitors from countries all over the world are invited to join. Held for the first time in Brunei to bring together Nasyeed communities from across many different cultures.
Brunei International Islamic Festival
3 – 19 JANUARY 2019 / ICC BERAKAS An exhibition of Rasulullah S.A.W and his companions, showcasing relics and treasures from their period as well as a 3D audio visual display presentation depicting the life of Rasulullah S.A.W.
Muslim Youth Camp
7 – 9 DECEMBER 2018 / JAME ASR’ HASSANIL BOLKIAH MOSQUE Strengthen your deen by joining the weekend Muslim Youth Camp activities, designed especially for local and international youths. This 3-day and 2-night camp will be held mainly at selected mosques across Brunei with a plethora of activities organized.
Culture & Creative Arts
Cultural and Contemporary Performance
9 DECEMBER / ECO PONIES GARDEN, TUTONG This event showcases Brunei’s culture and heritage through performing arts such as traditional music i.e. guling tangan, tausyeh, syair, silat, traditional dances and many more.
Brunei Film Blitz
7 – 29 DECEMBER / MAHARKARYA INSTITUTE OF ARTS ASIA This festival aims to engage production houses, freelance filmmakers and students from Higher Learning Institutions to promote unity and togetherness within the film community through film showcases.
Art Exhibition Titled “Raja Julangan Kasih Rakyat”
7 DECEMBER 2018 – 7 JANUARY 2019 / GALERI SENI, DERMAGA BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN The theme of the exhibition is titled “Raja Julangan Kasih Rakyat”, depicting the special and symbiotic relationship between His Majesty and his subjects.
5 JANUARY 2019 / AVENUE 41, KIARONG An event featuring all the local designers within the design industry gathering in a one-day event to showcase their proudest designs.
Bask in The Night
15 DECEMBER / ANNAJAT KOMPLEX A rooftop open mic night with acoustic musicians and performers.
The Corny Collins Show
9 – 11 DECEMBER / DEWAN JABATAN PENERANGAN Put on your dancing shoes as Seeds Brunei presents you, ‘The Corny Collins Show’ based on the sensational broadway musical, ‘Hairspray’. Experience Tracy’s troubles in overcoming a society that rejects minority groups, while dancing and singing along to groovy tunes.
Brunei Rhythm fest
15 – 16 DECEMBER 2018 / AREA IN FRONT OF RADISSON HOTEL RYS Entertainment presents a two-day event, “Brunei Rhythm Fest” to celebrate music, the sense of community and the end of another year. There will be a great lineup of local talents featuring a fusion of music genres, family-friendly fun, and awesome food and drinks. Join us for a festival packed with an amazing range of live music.
26 JANUARY 2019 / JERUDONG PARK GARDEN Calling all talents to perform feats of singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting, drumming, martial arts, playing an instrument, and other activities to showcase their abilities. What is your element?
Stardom Quest 3
30 DECEMBER / JERUDONG AMPHITHEATRE Frontier to Stardom aims to creating a wave for locals in Brunei, creating an opportunity for the emerging youth to showcase their talents. It also provides a platform for the existing young talents of Brunei.
Gema Irama 2018
16 DECEMBER / DEWAN DI GADONG, KKBS 100 youths showcasing cultural performances ranging across various forms of art consisting of dance art, poetry, silat and hadrah.
Sports & Adventure
Brunei E-Sport Tournament
8 – 9 DECEMBER / ROYAL BRUNEI RECREATION CLUB The Brunei E-Sports Tournament (BES+ for short) represents the largest e-sport event in Brunei Darussalam. BES+ brings together Brunei’s best gamers in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honour the competitive spirit that determines a champion.
Brunei Mountain Bike Challenge - Temburong Chapter
23 DECEMBER / KAMPUNG SELANGAN, TEMBURONG Brunei MTB challenge – Temburong Chapter is open to professional and amateur riders from both the international and local scenes – male and female, ages between 17 and 60 years old.
Asian MTB Series
30 NOVEMBER – 2 DECEMBER / BERAKAS FOREST RESERVE A practical training platform in the field of international sports and event courses for Asian riders, especially in garnering UCI points towards the direction of a World Championship or Olympic qualification.
Shitokai International Open Karate do Championship 2018
30 NOVEMBER – 2 DECEMBER / INDOOR STADIUM SHITOKAI Open Championship is one of the major platforms in South East Asia for karate federations and associations.
Brunei December Festival 2018 Open RC Powerboat Race
21 – 23 DECEMBER / BUKIT MERIMBUN, KG TANAH JAMBU Brunei RC PowerBoat Race is an international-level contest featuring high-powered RC boats from all around the region.
Brunei Martial Arts International Training Camp
6 – 13 JANUARY 2019 / TRANDIE RESORT, TEMBURONG & INDOOR STADIUM, KG SUBOK & 018 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY AND TAMAN OMAR ALI An international Bruneian Martial Arts event run by local certified silat instructors, attracting international participants.
3rd Green Jewel Night Run
15 DECEMBER / TEMBURONG “The Green Jewel Night Run” is a night run and is one of the major projects planned by Persatuan CARE (Challenge, Adventure, Recreation and Educate) annually. This is the 3rd Night Run held this year.
16 DECEMBER / KOMPLEKS UTAMA, PEKAN BANGAR A competitive sport that combines racing with navigation. Participants will be given a map to navigate and finish the race within the given time limit.
World Traditional Archery Competition
4 – 7 JANUARY 2019 / BERAKAS FORESTRY RESERVE & JERUDONG ARENA An international competition hosted to raise awareness of archery as a traditional sport, while attracting local and foreign audiences.
8 – 12 DECEMBER / TUTONG TOWN – LADAN – KG KIUDANG Jungle Quest is a 5-day, 4-night 4×4 off-road expedition held in Tutong District. This event welcomes both local and international four-wheel drive enthusiasts, outdoor lovers and thrill seekers to an adventure beyond the road less traveled.
Paintball Battle Game Tournament
23 DECEMBER / PAINTBALL ARENA, JERUDONG Experience the thrill of paintball. Gather your friends and families, and take part in an intense team-on-team shoot-off, where you will have to work together with your teammates to eliminate your opponent.
Brunei Unexpected Kingdom Ultra Marathon
1 – 2 DECEMBER / TAMAN HAJI SIR MUDA OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIEN – TAMAN TASEK MERIMBUN – LABI The first ever 24-hour ultramarathon run that will cover three of Brunei’s districts.
RBAF Alpha Challenge
25 NOVEMBER / RBAF RIMBA AIRBASE The RBAF Alpha Challenge is set to be an even bigger and greater challenge for individuals that aim to test both their physical and mental finesse. Various obstacle courses that are reminiscent of military training will be featured.
STRIKE: Battle of Pride
10 – 11 NOVEMBER / AIRPORT MALL STRIKE: Battle of Pride will see the launch of Brunei’s first hybrid martial arts event which will include a regional Amateur Boxing and Kickboxing Tournament headlined by semi-pro bouts featuring some of Brunei’s up and coming fighters.
Pusat Belia 49th Anniversary Balloon Run
9 DECEMBER / PUSAT BELIA, BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Celebrating the 49th anniversary of the formation of the Youth Center in Brunei, the run event itself will feature participants trying to make sure their balloons survive and reach the finishing line.
SEA DRC Drone Race
26 – 27 JANUARY 2019 / JERUDONG PARK Drone racing is a niche sport where participants control and navigate “drones” through a series of courses or patterns against other racers in a bid to win.
1st Open Brunei Double Dart Event
14 – 16 DECEMBER / DEWAN RIADAH PUSAT BELIA The 1st Open Brunei Double Dart Event 2018 will introduce darts to the Sultanate. The event will also invite dart players from neighbouring countries to compete, introducing Brunei tourism activities in the process.
22 – 24 DECEMBER / BRUNEI MUARA A public arm-wrestling event, open to anyone who is up to the exhilarant challenge.
Shopping & Recreation
1st ASEAN Rover Moot
12 – 17 DECEMBER / PERKAMPUNGAN SUKAN – ASRAMA PUSAT BELIA – PUSAT BELIA – BELALONG – LABI – TASEK MERIMBUN and at KAMPUNG MENUNGGOL. The first country in ASEAN to host the 1st ASEAN Rover Moot. In the gathering, all participants (Rover Scout) will be selected to stay overnight in designated areas across the 4 districts of the country and undertake various community services.
White Sand Safari Adventure
8 – 9 DECEMBER / MANDIAN 7 PUTERI, TUTONG For those seeking a calm, fresh and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by natural flora and fauna with recreational activities, the 7 Telaga Mandian Puteri is a historical site rich with its own legend, and is simply a must-visit.
The Launching of Book of Records
2 DECEMBER / TAMAN HAJI SIR MUDA OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIEN Join us in launching the Bruneian Book of Records, established in 2018 to compile all national records held by Bruneians. We will be awarding all the Bruneians who stand out and have promoted their talents locally and internationally. Think you have a record? Let us recognise you!
23 – 25 NOVEMBER / JP PLAYGROUND A carnival that combines Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a variety of scopes. A collaboration between OGDC and Science Center Singapore, where both parties are excited to share and showcase their science projects, workshops, games and competitions.
Jerudong Park Brunei December Festival
1 NOVEMBER 2018 – 27 JANUARY 2019 / JP PLAYGROUND Spending quality time with your loved ones is an important aspect of life, and Jerudong Park is a great place where all that culminates in a lovely evening filled with rides and activities for the whole family. Story of Lights – 1 – 31 December 2018 JP Movie Nights – 1 – 31 December 2018 Animals in the Park – 1 Nov – 31 December 2018
8 – 9 DECEMBER / BRIDEX HALL Visitors can expect a wide range of fun-filled and exciting activities, tournaments, games, eye-catching DST promotions, as well as intriguing booths waiting for them at DST Carnival.
27 – 30 DECEMBER / ICC BERAKAS This event will be held in conjunction with the Back-To-School period and will include exciting activities such as Youth Entrepreneurship sales, contests for kids and the youth, and also a charity program. Perfect for everyone of all ages.
Big BWN Car Boot Sale
2 DECEMBER / KONTENA PARK, BERAKAS The biggest car boot sale featuring the most number of cars gathering in a single Bruneian event.
Petrolhead Sunday Hangout 2.0
9 DECEMBER / KONTENA PARK, BERAKAS The biggest car meetup held in a multi-storey car park marks its 2nd edition this year. Hundreds of car enthusiasts will be showcasing an impressive collection of cars, ranging from classic and vintage to the latest models – all under one roof.
14 NOVEMBER – 16 DECEMBER / SERI QLAP MALL This expo will be mostly centered on men’s interests and hobbies in general, such as car parts, gadgets, shoes and many more. Lots of activities will also be organised for all visitors and prizes to be won on the spot!
1 DECEMBER 2018 – 13 FEBRUARY 2019 BRUNEI MUARA, BELAIT, TUTONG AND TEMBURONG Good news for shopaholics; every store nationwide will be offering attractive discounts and promotions in conjunction with this salebration. Variety of products on sale from food to apparels and accessories. So wait no more, shop all you want.
Year End Exhibition 2018
21 DECEMBER 2018 – 1 JANUARY 2019 TIMES SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE ATRIUM Come and join Times Square annual Year End Exhibition 2018 where many prizes will be given throughout the exhibition!
15th Mini Carnival 2018
7 DECEMBER – 16 DECEMBER TIMES SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE ATRIUM Come and join the coloring competitions, carnival games, Times Zone arcade games and stage activities – designed to fill your school holidays!
Weekend Bazaar Amal In The City
17 NOVEMBER – 30 DECEMBER / LAPAU PARKING LOT Visit the Weekend Bazaar in Bandar Seri Begawan with stalls selling all sorts of goods from morning till nightfall. Held every weekend until the end of December.
Longest Line of Brunei Kelupis Jalin (Braided Rice)
2 DECEMBER / TAMAN HAJI SIR MUDA OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIEN Witness the longest line of Brunei Kelupis Jalin (Braided Rice) ever attempted to be recorded in the Bruneian Book of Records.
BruPay QR Hunt
8 DECEMBER 2018 / BUKIT SHAHBANDAR & YAYASAN SHHB COMPLEX Treasure Hunt with instant e-wallet prize to win.
Startup Weekend Brunei Tourism
7- 8 DECEMBER 2018 / ROYAL BRUNEI RECREATION CLUB
This 3-day entrepreneurship workshop will see explorers, tech-ies & creatives in the community come together in an effort to develop tourism in Brunei. Mentors & Speakers will deliver content based around travel and tourism, and guide each team through the journey of starting a business.
Sambutan Hari Antarabangsa Kurang Upaya
15-16 DECEMBER 2018 / JERUDONG PARK PLAYGROUND