Where is it?: Brunei is in southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia.
Why do people go here?: Most people have never heard of Brunei, which is sandwiched between Malaysia. Outside of the capital, expect a countryside that has little modernization. Brunei is one country that sees few travelers – more the reason to come.
What are the main entry points?: Most travelers enter via Bandar Seri Begawan. They can also take a ferry between Bandar Seri Begawan and Lawas and Limbang in Sarawak. On bus, you can travel from Mirir to Sarawak.
Currency used: Brunei dollar
Country Code for Phones: 673
Area codes for Major Cities: Bandar Seri Begawan 2
Religion: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs and other 10%
Ethnic Groups: Malay 66.3%, Chinese 11.2%, Indigenous 3.4%, Other 19.1%
Government: Islamic Absolute Monarchy
Languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese
Major Cities: Bandar Seri Begawan
Attractions: Pulau Ranggu, Peradayan Forest Reserve
Accomodation: Brunei Hostels
Tourism Office locations and links: Brunei Tourism Office
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Wasai Kandal
Health Issues: Slight risk of Dengue Fever
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Travelers visit Brunei
Common Phrases: Salamat pagi=Good morning; Salamat tengah-hari=Good afternoon;Salamat malam= good night; Salamat tinggal= Goodbye; Terima kasih=Thank you; Gerai nuan?=How are you?
Specific Events/Holidays: Dates of religious festivals are based on the Islamic calendar, which are not fixed, Brunei’s National Day: 23 February.
Getting Around: It’s easy to get around Brunei. Bus, car and taxi seems to be easy and reliable.
Good to know: Brunei has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport for travelers taking flights to Brunei is the Brunei International Airport
Need more information?: Check out the Brunei travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.