Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam Overview

Brunei is a small country situated in Southeast Asia. It lies on the north coast of the island of Borneo. Its official name is Negara Brunei Darussalam, which means State of Brunei.

You can enjoy architectural treasures such as the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, the Sultan’s palace, Istana Nurul Iman – with 1,700 rooms, and the traditional water villages, Brunei also has some worthwhile beaches, one of the best being Jerudon, which has gorgeous white sands.

CLIMATE

Brunei has a tropical climate with average monthly temperatures of about 80 °F (27 °C). Rainfall averages about 100 inches a year along the coast and about 125 inches inland.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Bandar Seri Begawan
POPULATION: 381,371
LANGUAGE: Malay, English and Chinese
CURRENCY: Brunei Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220/240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: BN
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +673
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +8

TRAVEL WARNING

You should not become involved with drugs of any kind: possession of even very small quantities can lead to imprisonment or the death penalty.

Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk