Brunei Travel Overview

Brunei Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Malawian

Currency: dollar

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.

Location Brunei

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.

Travel Brunei

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.

Important facts

Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan

Official language: Malawian


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

BND / 096


Continent: Asia

Region: Southeast

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


Brunei GDP - gross domestic product

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

Demographic data

Residents: 379,500

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


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 104,000

Cell Phones: 174,000

Radios: 380,000

TV: 259,000

Computer: 40,000

Internet users: 57,000


Paved roads: 2,582 km

Cars: 244,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 8th

Pipelines: 1.104


Number of doctors: 400

Daily food intake: 2.830 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 200


Illiteracy: 6%


Foundation: 630

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:

In addition to national airlines, Thai Airways (TG) via Bangkok , Air India (AI) and Singapore Airlines (SQ) also fly from Europe via Singapore.

Departure fee

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.


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.

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.