This Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque was designed and constructed by Sultan Omar AliSaifuddien the third that was called as a new architect of Brunei and he is also the father of present Sultan. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque once finished construction that will be very beautiful.
When I first came to Brunei, I came to Bandar Seri Begawan city. Some said only this city in Brunei that is the real city because the cleanliness and beautiful of the road and building together new style houses. There is a Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque located in the center of the city. So this likes the central of the travelling place of Brunei.
Apart from Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, at Bandar Seri Bagawan city also has the interesting museums in Brunei like Brunei Museum, Technology Malay Museum and also the ancient architecture of the village surrounded with water; Kampongayer. There is also the Royal Palace which is beautiful, HistanaNurulIman Palace that will be opened for visit only after Ramadan of Muslim people.
If talking about Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, inside the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque there is a big pond in the middle. This pond makes this mosque more beautiful. The floor of this mosque was made from marble from Italy where the large carpet was special ordered. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is the central of Muslim in Brunei and the most important place of Muslim people in Brunei.
One of the outstanding things of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is look like standing on the island because there is the walkway to the boat. If you need to visit the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque you must not come on the worship of the Allah's kindness time because they are really strict about this especially for men. Worship of the Allah's kindness should be done inside and do not walk to the other place while doing this.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is same as the other mosque that open only when there is no worship of the worship Allah's kindness. Women have to change the clothes before entering into the mosque. All belonging must be kept in the locker because taking photo is not allowed inside. If you would like to see the nice view of this mosque, I suggest you to come at evening time, you will see another Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque reflecting from the water or come in the morning.
However I thing all of the mosques are very beautiful, especially when standing alone in the large area or having the water in the front or around. The green color of grasses or the reflections from the water make the mosques wonderful. I will never forget Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque where is one of the travelling place I like. Even I cannot take photo, but all of the nice pictures of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque already been kept in my memories.