Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

The main reason why my brother and I flew from Kota Kinabalu (KK) to Brunei is because of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. 

This amazing structure is an eye candy specially at night. 

Air Asia flight is fast and smooth.  From KK It took us only 20 minutes to reach Brunei. I was not done filling up the immigration form when we landed.  Ha ha ha!

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei.

The mosque is classified as one of the most spectacular mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major tourist attraction.Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is considered amongst the people of Brunei as the country’s major landmark.

Amazing in appearance, the Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is Brunei’s proudest architectural achievement. It sits on an artificial lagoon near the Brunei River in Kampong Ayer which is, appropriately enough, known as a “water village.” A structure in the water that resembles a ship was at one time used for official state ceremonies.


The mosque is the largest in the Far East, and considered among the most beautiful in the world. It reaches a height of 52 meters and is topped with a gold dome supported by walls of Italian marble, which also forms the mosque’s columns, arches, and towers. The stained glass was hand made in England and the carpets are Saudi Arabian.

We were not able to enter the mosque because it was RAMADAN when we went to Brunei. Nonetheless, I super love my shots! Nagbuhat sariling mesa, naman! Pasensya na ganun siguro pag mag isa palagi, nagiging delusional. I almost got hit by a car when I was taking these photos. Tsk,  tsk. The things you’ll do for the love of photography! Ha ha ha! Enjoy Brunei!

23 thoughts on “Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

  1. how did u manage booking to bsb? i tried on line but the sche i have chosen is not available. i thought there is a daily trip from kk to bsb? im confused pls help. thanks.

  2. OASM is really an eye-getting structure of finesse architectural design. It's really spectacular. I love to see it personally including my wife and children. The builder, the engineer, the architecture and everyone who has a share in building this religious and beautiful mosque in the world, are gifted. It's really interesting. Anybody who is accidentally or casually drifted on that place couldn't help himself to be illusionated or would be in the state of delusion of mosque grandeur!

    From T.R.U.T.H.

  3. Ate Cha!
    I love the pictures!
    Perfect timing probably as you had it shot on a nighttime, with the mosque's reflection in the artificial lake!
    the mirror effect is something that most photographers look for in photographing landscape's and edifice.. they provide more value to your photos..
    It's amazing to know how well traveled you are!
    a humbling experience as well, that my goal is to achieve the same thing.. 🙂

  4. Nice pics! the Saifuddin mosque is really an amazing structure inside and outside. I've visited it several times whenever I am in Brunei.

  5. Hi Cha. if only I knew you visits Brunei. I am working near that mosque. At Hua Ho Dept. Store – Yayasan branch. Just let me know if you are planning to visit the place again. ^^

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