Brunei

Brunei

Country profile

The eminently calm and peaceful “Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures” offers travel at a slower pace. Notable sights include the Ulu Temburong National Park – containing virgin rainforest, gushing waterfalls and a 60-metre-high canopy walk – and world-class wreck dive spots, where you can swim among seahorses, octopus and scorpionfish.

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KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Visa requirements: No visa required for visits of up to 90 days
Time zone: GMT + 8
Language: Malay
Currency: Brunei dollar
Population: 428,697
Electricity: 240V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: A ten per cent service charge is usually included on hotel, taxi, bar and restaurant bills 

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Direct flights to Bandar Seri Begawan (average flight time: 14h): London Heathrow
Indirect flights to Bandar Seri Begawan (average travel time: 20h): Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Humberside, Newcastle

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Ulu Temburong National Park
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Istana Nurul Iman royal palace
Jerudong Park Playground
Gadong Night Market

MAJOR EVENTS
Independence Day, February 23
His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday, July 15
Hari Raya AidilFitri Islamic holiday
Harvest Festival

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