Brunei Travel Overview
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)
Official language: Malawian
Continent: South East Asia
Diving and luxury tourism
The Sultanate of Brunei is rich due to its oil reserves and also looks like mini-Dubai in terms of tourism.
According to Countryaah, the Sultanate of Brunei is located on the island of Borneo in the South China Sea. It is completely delimited from Maleisyen. The island in the Pacific is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea, while Brunei itself is tiny. The absolute monarchy is about twice the size of the Principality of Luxembourg. The country owes its small size to its oil wealth. After oil was found in the Sultanate of Brunei, it decided not to join Maleisyen like the other sultanates, but to remain independent.
The state in Southeast Asia is one of the richest in the world. Nature is relatively intact as there is little industry in the country. The natural beauties include, for example, the Wasai Wong Kadir waterfall, the Tasek Merumbun, the largest lake in the country and, quite simply, the jungle that runs through the country. It is no coincidence that the orangutan has become the symbol of the island of Borneo. In Brunei Darussalam (its official name), tourism is the beacon of hope for the future, as the oil reserves will soon be exhausted. So you will find accommodation without any effort. Brunei, like the surrounding Maleisyen, is particularly popular with divers and water sports enthusiasts.
This small country is quickly explored, after all, it is one of the smallest countries in the world. Visit Brunei on your tour through Borneo, or as a detour from Maleisyen.
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Official language: Malawian
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
BND / 096
Geo coordinates: N 4 ° 32 ‘7 ” E 114 ° 43’ 39.6″
Highest mountain: Bukit Pagon (1,850 m)
Total area: 5,770 km²
Mainland: 5,270 km²
National border: 381 km
Coastline: 161 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1984
UN member since: 1964
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: sultanate
Export goods: Natural gas, petroleum, oil products
GDP: $ 9,671,200,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 8.529 billion
Inflation rate: 1.6%
State budget revenue: $ 4022000000
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
Electricity consumption: 3,149 million KWh
Gas reserves: 390,800 million m³
Gas production: 11,540 million m³
Gas consumption: 1,890 million m³
Oil reserves: 1,255 million m³
Oil production: 194,000 million m³
Oil consumption: 11,100 million m³
Cultivation area: 3.04%
Pigs: 7,400 pieces
Fishing: 1,900 t
Residents in cities: 275,000
Average age: 27.4 years
0-14 years: 28.1%
15-64 years: 68.8%
> 65 years: 3.1%
Population growth: 1.87%
Birth rate: 19.01 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 3.45 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 3.31 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1.09
Fertility: 2.28 children / woman
Infant mortality: 12.25 ‰
Life expectancy men: 72.57 years
Life expectancy women: 77.59 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: BN
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: BRN
ISO 3166 numeric: 96
Top Level Domain: bn
IOC country code: BRU
UN / LOCODE: BN
Telephone connections: 104,000
Cell Phones: 174,000
Internet users: 57,000
Paved roads: 2,582 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 8th
Number of doctors: 400
Daily food intake: 2.830 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 200
Last sovereign since: 1984
Main religious group: Muslims
Prison inmates: 500
Armed forces (troop strength): 7,000
Defense Spending: $ 290.7 million
Arriving by plane
Brunei’s national airline is called Royal Brunei Airlines (BI) (Internet: www.royal-brunei.com).
In addition to national airlines, Thai Airways (TG) via Bangkok , Air India (AI) and Singapore Airlines (SQ) also fly from Europe via Singapore.
B $ 5 for flights to Indonesia, Philippines or Malaysia; B $ 12 for all other destinations.
Arrival by car
There are several connecting roads to Malaysia, but some are unpaved.
Arrival by ship
Ferries and water taxis operate between Bandar Seri Begawan and the Malaysian cities of Labuan (Sabah), Limbang (Sarawak), Lawas and Sundar. Ferries to Labuan depart from the Seresa Terminal in Muara.
ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
There is no domestic air traffic.
On the way by car / bus
The best developed road network is in the Brunei-Muara district. A coastal road leads from Muara via Jerudong to Tutong. Left-hand traffic.
Long-distance bus: There are bus connections to Seria (91 km from Bandar Seri Begawan), to Kuala Belait (16 km from Seria), to Tutong (48 km from Bandar Seri Begawan) and to Muara (27 km from Bandar Seri Begawan). The bus station is in the city center in Jalan Cator Park. There are six bus routes to Bandar Seri Begawan, which are served from around 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Rental cars, with a chauffeur and air conditioning on request, are available at the airport and through larger hotels.
Documentation: international driver’s license. A temporary driving license is issued upon presentation of the national driving license.
Traveling in the city
There are taxis in Bandar Seri Begawan . If there is no taximeter available, the fare should be negotiated. After 11 p.m. you pay a surcharge; Tips are not common. Taxi ranks can be found at hotels and shopping centers.
On the way by ship
Liners and water taxis are important means of transport nationwide. Water taxis operate between Bandar Seri Begawan and the stake village of Kampong Ayer near the capital and the Temburong district.