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Located on the island of Borneo, the small nation of Brunei officially calls itself the “Abode of Peace.” Surrounded by Malaysian and the South China Sea, this small nation gained its independence in 1984. It has become an industrial center and is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest in the world today.

One of the things you must see during a stay in Brunei is the Istana Nurul Iman. It is the world’s largest residential palace in occupation, with nearly 1,800 rooms. Covering 300 acres, the palace provides a stunning view of Kampong Ayer. It is only open to the public three days per year, however, so you may need to plan accordingly.

Be sure to visit Kampong Ayer as well. This water village provides a traditional cultural experience to the visitor, with numerous buildings placed on stilts over the water. The stilts are so light, however, with traditional building practices that the homes could be moved if flooding or storms threatened them. Take a water taxi and then relax as you enjoy the ride.

An adventure that is available all year long is a stop at the Eco Ponies Garden in Tutong. You will find the garden to be quite peaceful, filled with the melodies of song birds in the morning. There is a small market on the grounds and several activities to enjoy. You can purchase herbs, medicinal plans, and perfumes that are made from the flowers grown there.

With diving, snorkeling, and beach opportunities available as well, a trip to Brunei is reasonably priced and quite easy to plan. What will you be able to discover?

Travel and vacation in Brunei

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Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei

#BandarSeriBegawan Visit Bandar Seri Begawan Once called Brunei Town, the city of Bandar Seri Begawan is gleaming jewel of a community that offers beauty around every...

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National Tourist Information Brunei

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Weather and forecast

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Official National Holidays

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DateEnglishRemarks
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayFixed
VariableChinese New YearVariable
23 FebruaryNational DayFixed
VariableIsrak and MikrajVariable
31 MayArmed Forces DayFixed
VariableStart of RamadanVariable
VariableRaya Aidil FitriVariable
15 JulySultan's BirthdayFixed
VariableRaya Aidil AdhaVariable
VariableIslamic New YearVariable
25 DecemberChristmas DayFixed

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Best of Brunei

The tiny Southeast Asian country of Brunei is among the wealthiest in the world, and offers tourists a rich holiday experience in a glorious tropical setting. Brunei is the only entire country on the large island of Borneo and, lying on the north coast, is a mere dot compared to the expansive landmasses of Indonesia and Malaysia that make up the remainder of the island. Brunei holidays provide an opportunity to explore a modern Asian country rich in history and culture that’s surrounded by pristine rainforest. The country is as famous for its ruler, the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest people in the world, as anything else.

Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei and the country’s airport, Brunei International, is just under 10km away. Accommodation in the city is mostly in the mid-range and higher level, and you’re sure to find something to your liking, as well as your pocket. Brunei holidays can also be spent outside of the capital. The westernmost Belait region of the country is one option for tourists, with a number of good hotels and apartments. There’s also tourist accommodation in the more easterly Tutong district and capital of the same name. Get in touch with nature by staying in the rainforest.

Brunei covers an area of only 5,765 square kilometres and has a population of just over 415,000, yet the country is rich in natural gas and oil and as a result is spectacularly wealthy. There’s excellent infrastructure in the capital and beyond as well as great facilities and services for tourists.

If you’re starting your holiday in Brunei near the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, you might like to begin your journey of exploration at the Royal Regalia Museum. An homage to the Sultan of Brunei and his family, and you’ll see lots of photographs of them. Also on display is a wide variety of gifts presented to the royal family over the years, as well as a stunning coronation carriage.

Continue your discovery of this fascinating country at the Brunei Museum, where you’ll find out all about the country’s history and culture.

Brunei is on the coast, and so it has some great beaches. Lapped by the waters of the South China Sea are Muara Beach, just under 30km from the capital; Seri Kenangan Beach at Kuala Tutong; and Lumut Beach in Belait, among others. Scuba diving is becoming a popular activity in the waters off the coast, where divers can see coral reefs, sharks, rays and a constellation of shimmering tropical fish.

Back on land, and adventures in the rainforests are a tourism favourite. Borneo’s ancient rainforests are vital to providing climatic stability not only in the region but around the world, and unfortunately in other parts of Borneo they’re disappearing at an alarming rate. Many tourists want to experience these ‘lungs of the world’ and their enormous diversity of flora and fauna. Book an eco-tour and see this natural majesty for yourself.

Don’t forget to try the succulent Bruneian cuisine. In common with its neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia, dishes are deliciously spicy – often fiery – and luxuriating in mouth-watering coconut.

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Brunei Covid-19 / Coronavirus

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2,733
6,045
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131,939
2,427
7,407
Algeria
125,059
3,360
34,562
Andorra
13,510
127
228
Angola
29,695
649
3,417
Anguilla
109
0
20
Antigua and Barbuda
1,240
32
29
Argentina
3,242,103
69,254
281,414
Armenia
220,447
4,301
8,682
Aruba
10,838
104
95
Australia
29,957
910
186
Austria
635,780
10,455
12,802
Azerbaijan
328,994
4,754
11,780
Bahamas
11,024
216
841
Bahrain
196,105
715
15,432
Bangladesh
779,535
12,102
46,962
Barbados
3,959
46
5
Belarus
373,351
2,681
6,797
Belgium
1,026,473
24,645
95,855
Belize
12,709
323
55
Benin
7,995
101
242
Bermuda
2,462
32
196
Bhutan
1,276
1
154
Bolivia
327,224
13,409
45,842
Bosnia
202,143
8,981
24,613
Botswana
49,041
751
2,000
Brazil
15,436,827
430,596
1,026,902
British Virgin Islands
219
1
25
Brunei
232
3
9
Bulgaria
413,320
17,194
36,124
Burkina Faso
13,387
164
39
Burundi
4,261
6
3,482
Cabo Verde
27,386
243
2,854
Cambodia
21,499
147
11,485
Cameroon
74,946
1,152
3,297
Canada
1,316,245
24,860
74,248
Caribbean Netherlands
1,590
17
15
Cayman Islands
561
2
13
Central African Republic
6,866
95
1,659
Chad
4,895
172
51
Channel Islands
4,057
86
15
Chile
1,273,516
27,647
37,473
China
90,815
4,636
285
Colombia
3,067,879
79,760
113,463
Comoros
3,860
146
26
Congo
11,343
148
2,987
Costa Rica
279,926
3,514
57,307
Croatia
349,084
7,664
7,214
Cuba
121,838
785
6,509
Curaçao
12,244
118
74
Cyprus
70,571
342
31,168
Czechia
1,651,178
29,857
32,975
Côte d'Ivoire
46,520
294
249
DRC
30,511
775
3,135
Denmark
264,465
2,499
12,479
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
11,389
151
17
Dominica
178
0
2
Dominican Republic
274,319
3,560
38,134
Ecuador
407,002
19,514
44,610
Egypt
242,120
14,150
48,709
El Salvador
70,915
2,178
2,319
Equatorial Guinea
7,694
112
303
Eritrea
3,822
12
171
Estonia
126,642
1,217
7,417
Ethiopia
265,413
3,964
44,079
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
63
0
0
Faroe Islands
669
1
5
Fiji
165
4
52
Finland
89,686
931
42,755
France
5,848,154
107,423
698,147
French Guiana
21,433
108
11,330
French Polynesia
18,797
141
39
Gabon
23,734
143
3,321
Gambia
5,934
175
111
Georgia
327,831
4,397
16,100
Germany
3,584,677
86,469
239,208
Ghana
93,159
783
1,384
Gibraltar
4,286
94
3
Greece
373,881
11,322
27,403
Greenland
31
0
0
Grenada
161
1
0
Guadeloupe
16,017
221
13,554
Guatemala
240,170
7,845
12,869
Guinea
22,719
151
2,227
Guinea-Bissau
3,743
67
258
Guyana
14,845
333
1,819
Haiti
13,268
269
602
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
223,922
5,898
135,837
Hong Kong
11,819
210
93
Hungary
796,390
29,041
158,458
Iceland
6,526
29
75
India
24,372,243
266,229
3,679,691
Indonesia
1,734,285
47,823
93,576
Iran
2,732,152
76,433
459,522
Iraq
1,132,092
15,883
87,582
Ireland
254,870
4,941
12,761
Isle of Man
1,590
29
6
Israel
839,079
6,380
749
Italy
4,146,722
123,927
339,606
Jamaica
47,150
838
23,417
Japan
665,547
11,255
74,846
Jordan
723,069
9,224
3,400
Kazakhstan
353,140
4,017
38,955
Kenya
165,112
2,976
48,704
Kuwait
290,006
1,681
12,580
Kyrgyzstan
99,845
1,687
5,205
Lao People's Democratic Republic
1,498
2
983
Latvia
127,053
2,248
9,135
Lebanon
534,968
7,569
35,129
Lesotho
10,778
320
4,031
Liberia
2,114
85
67
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
181,179
3,085
10,465
Liechtenstein
2,981
58
36
Lithuania
263,475
4,084
21,960
Luxembourg
68,922
806
1,933
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
49
0
0
Macedonia
154,524
5,184
5,913
Madagascar
39,888
748
1,709
Malawi
34,200
1,153
871
Malaysia
462,190
1,822
41,471
Maldives
41,308
87
13,793
Mali
14,149
508
4,518
Malta
30,474
417
180
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
11,736
90
11,548
Mauritania
18,767
457
311
Mauritius
1,277
17
130
Mayotte
20,176
171
17,041
Mexico
2,375,115
219,901
259,731
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
253,567
6,006
3,074
Monaco
2,490
32
30
Mongolia
47,548
200
9,018
Montenegro
98,703
1,556
1,471
Montserrat
20
1
0
Morocco
514,705
9,092
3,009
Mozambique
70,361
826
1,048
Myanmar
143,035
3,212
7,751
Namibia
50,733
704
2,253
Nepal
439,658
4,669
107,336
Netherlands
1,589,282
17,423
219,861
New Caledonia
124
0
66
New Zealand
2,645
26
18
Nicaragua
7,086
184
2,677
Niger
5,326
192
198
Nigeria
165,612
2,066
7,159
Norway
118,538
774
28,812
Oman
202,713
2,148
14,174
Pakistan
873,220
19,384
73,398
Palestine
303,270
3,401
10,978
Panama
369,455
6,288
4,809
Papua New Guinea
13,707
136
2,537
Paraguay
307,457
7,427
45,670
Peru
1,873,316
65,316
87,335
Philippines
1,131,467
18,958
58,986
Poland
2,849,014
71,311
188,426
Portugal
841,379
16,999
22,095
Qatar
212,667
524
6,393
Romania
1,070,605
29,413
19,163
Russia
4,922,901
115,116
270,151
Rwanda
25,934
342
1,106
Réunion
22,644
169
872
S. Korea
130,380
1,893
8,092
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
45
0
1
Saint Lucia
4,725
75
148
Saint Martin
1,773
12
362
Saint Pierre Miquelon
25
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,932
12
151
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
5,083
90
25
Sao Tome and Principe
2,320
35
15
Saudi Arabia
430,505
7,122
9,244
Senegal
40,806
1,122
155
Serbia
705,185
6,646
25,501
Seychelles
9,184
32
2,739
Sierra Leone
4,096
79
919
Singapore
61,505
31
427
Sint Maarten
2,272
27
32
Slovakia
387,162
12,168
4,918
Slovenia
248,520
4,314
8,157
Solomon Islands
20
0
0
Somalia
14,486
753
7,408
South Africa
1,605,252
55,012
29,362
South Sudan
10,651
115
74
Spain
3,604,799
79,339
228,120
Sri Lanka
138,085
923
27,054
St. Barth
974
1
511
Sudan
34,272
2,446
3,877
Suriname
11,572
221
1,317
Swaziland
18,497
671
40
Sweden
1,037,126
14,275
144,662
Switzerland
679,510
10,730
51,497
Syrian Arab Republic
23,595
1,682
2,005
Taiwan
1,290
12
171
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
96,050
548
33,186
Timor-Leste
3,879
8
1,729
Togo
13,238
125
1,279
Trinidad and Tobago
14,814
256
4,814
Tunisia
325,280
11,727
27,323
Turkey
5,095,390
44,301
157,065
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,404
17
22
UAE
543,610
1,626
18,206
UK
4,446,824
127,668
58,987
USA
33,638,076
598,752
6,356,913
Uganda
42,674
347
356
Ukraine
2,143,448
47,620
263,227
Uruguay
231,901
3,318
27,216
Uzbekistan
96,117
667
3,943
Vanuatu
4
1
0
Venezuela
211,838
2,352
14,106
Vietnam
3,816
35
1,124
Wallis and Futuna
445
7
394
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
6,507
1,278
2,226
Zambia
92,356
1,260
397
Zimbabwe
38,491
1,582
623
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