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Brunei – Land of Opportunities

Brunei – Land of Opportunities

BRUNEI
Geographical location
South East Asia, between the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Brunei is situated on the north-west of the island of Borneo.

Capital
Bandar Seri Begawan

Flights

Royal Brunei
Philippine Airlines
Thai Airways
Malaysia Airlines
Air Asia
Singapore Airlines
Dragonair/Hong Kong Dragon Airlines
Visa Matters
The government of Brunei Darussalam requires all visitors to have a valid passport and onward tickets or sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country. Visa requirements vary by nationality.

USA: 90 days entry with no visa
Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom: 30 days entry with no visa.
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Ukraine : 14 days entry with no visa
A 72-hour transit visa issued on arrival is available to all nationalities except for Israeli passport holders.
Tourist Attractions

The Istana Nurul Iman
Kampung Ayer water village
The Royal Regalia Building
Tasek Lama Recreational Park
Jerudong Park Playground
The Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Merimbun Heritage Park
Accommodations
Terrace Hotel
Jubilee Hotel
Orchid Garden Hotel
Brunei Hotel
Traders Inn
Empire Hotel and Country Club
Best time to go
March-October

Currency
Bruneian dollar (BND)
Weather/Seasons
Equatorial climate

Transportation
Ferry Boas, Water Taxi, Taxi, Busses

Languages Spoken
Official language is Malay. Other languages include English and Chinese.

Sports/Recreation
Golf, Diving, Sailing, Badminton, Horseback Riding, Tennis, Bowling
Cuisine
Brunei Darussalam cuisine is very similar to Chinese and Malaysians cuisine. The staple food of this region is wheatand rice. There is a wide utilization of chili or coconut milkand frying methods.
Ethnicity
Malay, Kedayan, Tutong, Belait, Bisaya, Dusun, Murut (66.3%), Chinese (11.2%), Other races 11.8%, Iban, Dayak, Kelabi (6%)

Population
357,800 (As of 2004)
Religion
Islam (official religion), Christianity, Buddhism

Economy
Brunei is very much dependent on revenues from crude oil and natural gas to finance its development programs. It is the third largest oil producer in Southeast Asia.

Government
Independent sovereign constitutional Sultanate
Security
Brunei ranks as one of the safest countries on earth. Crime against people or property is virtually unheard of and penalties for such offences are severe.

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