Brunei handicraft items a big hit among tourists at Kianggeh Market

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin /ANN) - Local  handicrafts displayed at the Kianggeh Market in the capital have been receiving overwhelming response from Bruneians and visiting tourists alike.

Among the top items sold at the market include a hat made of tree bark, mats and baskets made from plastic materials as well as mats made of rattan and beads.

A local tourist guide said he usually brings tourists to the handicraft booth at the market for them to buy the locally-made products, adding that the tourists like the unique items offered there.

He added the business has a very good potential to attract tourists who like to purchase local souvenirs to take them home.

"So, if one is looking for souvenirs, go to the handicraft section at the Kianggeh Market in the capital and check out the unique designs of locally-made items such as traditional musical instruments and baskets with straps," he said.

The Kianggeh Market is also popular on Friday and Sunday mornings among locals looking for fresh vegetables and other items, where hawkers and vendors have put up a wide collection of items for sale including antiques and food.