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Brunei Country Quickfacts

  • Brunei Country Quickfacts
  • Sultan Omar Ali Saifudding Mosque at night
  • Proboscis monkey
Airport: Seri Begawan (BWN). International Airport tax is $5 for flights to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching; $12 for all other destinations.
Area:  5,770 km²
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
City Code: Bandar Seri Begawan - 02
Country Code: 673
Country Population: 415,717
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, department stores and major establishments.
Currency: The official currency is the Brunei dollar (B$), but Singapore dollars are widely used and have the same value as the Brunei dollar, meaning they are accepted at face value. Don’t worry if you receive Singapore dollars as change from a Brunei dollar bill – you’ll have no trouble using them anywhere in Brunei.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220/240V AC 50Hz. Plugs are either round or square three-pin.
Ethnic Groups:  Malay: 67%; Chinese: 15%, indigenous tribes: 6%; other: 12%
Flag: Brunei Flag
Location: Southeast Asia
Official Language(s): Malay is the official language, English, Mandarin, Chinese Dialects
Religion: Islam (official), Buddhism, Christianity
Time Zone: 12 hours ahead of Toronto and 15 hours ahead of Vancouver.
GMT +8
Tipping: Brunei is a non-tipping culture. Some restaurants may add a 10% service charge to bills, but this is usually made clear on restaurant menus. Elsewhere, tipping is not expected. Taxi drivers also do not expect tips.



Brunei Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Brunei. 

Learn about the history and culture of Brunei, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Brunei's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Brunei for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Brunei tours today!


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