In contrast to most South East Asian cities the taxi system in Bandar Seri Begawan is almost non-existent and dependent upon local knowledge. We tried to take a boat back to our hotel and were asked, "Why don't you take a taxi". When we told the man we couldn't find one, he said, "Ask the man in the green t-shirt - he will find one for you". ... and that's exactly what he did! I expect he will be wearing a different coloured t-shirt by the time you get here!
Taxis aren’t allowed to queue at the airport and public transport is almost totally given to purple mini buses that snake their way all over the city for $1 per ride.