New Brunei Road Names
The Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Council has named several relatively new roads and renamed some of the more established ones recently.
NO.1 : Jalan Pasar Gadong - Starting from the traffic light at Jalan Babu Raja until the exit of the Kiarong roundabout. This one is easy, the road passing in front of the wet market in Gadong.
NO.2 : Jalan Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien - Starting from the traffic light at Jalan Elizabeth II near the Madrasah Building until the traffic light at Jalan Pretty and Jalan Sultan. This stretch of road has not been named ever since it was built in the lat 1990s. It is nice to see this stretch finally having a name.
NO.3 : Jalan Duta - Starting from the traffic light at the Jalan Kebangsaan junction until the exit to Simpang 336. This road at the traffic light simpang 4 near the Immigration and Labour Department was completed a few years ago and most people do not know where it leads to. This road is to help the embassies which are starting to be built around the area.
NO.4: Jalan Lapangan Terbang Berakas. Starting from the main roundabout until the Brunei International Airport. This one is a no brainer.
NO.5 : Jalan Komersial Jaya Setia. Starting from the entry of Simpang 13 in front of the Brunei International Airport until Jalan Padang Kebajikan. The road leading to the Times Square, Citis Square, Airport Mall etc entering from the International Airport Road and going out to Jalan Perdana Menteri (used to be Jalan Berakas)
NO.6 : Jalan Padang Kebajikan. Starting from the T Junction in front of the Jalan Perdana Menteri until Padang Kebajikan Building. This is interesting as the padang is now called something else but people still called it Padang Kebajikan. This used to be administered by the Jabatan Kebajikan, Belia dan Sukan. However the Kebajikan bit has now become a separate department on its own known as Jabatan Pembangunan Masyarakat. The department administering it is now known as Jabatan Belia dan Sukan but everybody still remembers the 'kebajikan'.
NO.7 : Jalan Perdana Menteri. Starting from the traffic light at the Jalan Gadong & Jalan Kumbang Pasang untuk the Berakas roundabout. This new road has taken over two major roads. Used to be from the Gadong junction to the Old Airport Junction, the road was known as Jalan Kumbang Pasang and from there, it would be Jalan Berakas. But now that entire stretch is Jalan Perdana Menteri.