Aerial view of Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque with 29 golden domes to honor the 29th Sultan of Brunei
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Charming Sultanate

Brunei Darussalam Vacations

Where Tradition, Modernity and Nature Meet

Situated to the north-west of the island of Borneo, Brunei Darussalam is an oil-rich Sultanate with a territory of 2,226 sq. miles. It has a diverse habitat comprising approximately 15,000 species of vascular plants and 2,000 species of trees, which support a thriving ecosystem for various animal species. Home to ornate mosques, beautiful waterfronts, a water village with stilt homes, water parks, and museums, Brunei offers an assortment of experiences.

The Ulu Temburong National Park, called the Green Jewel of Brunei, is famous for its wildlife, which includes gibbons, otters, coloured Wagler's pit viper, flying squirrels, hornbills, over 40 species of butterflies, and the "exploding ant,' one of the rarest species of ants. At the bustling markets in the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, you can buy the country's sought-after goods and hand-woven handicrafts, food, drinks, fruit and vegetables, second-hand clothes, pirated CDs, and electronics.

At a Glance
CurrencyBrunei Dollar (BND)
CapitalBandar Seri Begawan
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Sunset view of Sultan Omar Ali Saifudding Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Southeast Asia with reflection in water
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Small and Mighty

Southeast Asia's smallest country is home to incredible architecture and biodiversity out of proportion to its size. See what makes the Sultanate remarkable on a meticulously designed tour.

The famous Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Brunei. This is a national landmark in the tiny nation of Brunei.

The Culture

Islam is the most widely practiced religion in Brunei. The Sultan of Brunei is the country's religious and political leader. Buddhism is the second most practiced religion, followed by Christianity.

Brunei follows strict Sharia laws that impose a ban on the sale of alcohol. However, non-Muslims over the age of 17 have duty-free allowance. Tourists can drink liquor in hotel rooms and private residences.

The country's traditional arts and crafts reflect a fusion of Islamic and Asian culture. Gold and silver threaded cotton fabric called jong sarat is considered by locals as the finest of all textiles available in Brunei. The material is often worn for special occasions such as state functions and weddings. Some handicrafts sellers also embellish jong sarat design on tissue boxes, bags, clutches, and jewelry boxes.

Brunei's artwork can be glimpsed in its mosques, which feature colourful collections of paintings and intricate mosaics. At the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque, a Moroccan-styled structure, the walls have a beautiful mosaic of hand-made tiles. The architectural features of the country's mosques reveal interesting details. For example, Masjid Al-Muhtadee Billal in Kampong Ayer resembles a pyramid on stilts while Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is built in a modern Islamic style, and features marble minarets and a gold dome.

The country's customs skew conservative. People dress conservatively, and women keep their legs and most of their arms covered in public. Bruneians greet each other by lightly touching the hands and then bringing the hand to the chest. 

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