The Downtown Bandar Seri Begawan is located in the heart of the city. The population of the downtown is around 27,000 in the year of 1990. In 2009, the downtown population is 70,000. Downtown Bandar Seri Begawan is one of the most populous downtown core population in Borneo. The Downtown is dubbed as 'Venice of the East' because of the famous sKyline and the Kampong Ayer scenery. It is home to one of the tallest buildings in Borneo and other five buildings are about 50 to 70 meters high.