General Information on Brunei DarussalamThe official name for Brunei is Negara Brunei Darussalam (i.e. ‘Negara Brunei’ - the state of Brunei, and ‘Darussalam’ - Abode of Peace). The capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan is the centre of Brunei’s commerce, finance and government. In many ways, it is also the heart of Brunei’s cultural landscape, housing some of the nation’s most revered landmarks.
Brunei Darussalam is an oil and gas (LNG) exporter. Recognising that oil and gas are non-renewable commodities, the country is now embarking on a diversification programme. The non-oil sectors of the economy include manufacturing, services and trade, fishing, agriculture and tourism.Transportation: The airport is about 11 kilometres from the capital. Taxis, car rentals and buses are available. For more information on car rental, visit http://bruneiairportcarrental.com/Currency: The
Brunei dollar is on a par with the Singapore dollar, which is also
accepted in Brunei. Banks, hotels and many department stores will cash
traveller’s cheques. Some banks provide automated tellers linked to
global access systems.
Clothing: Light clothing is advisable as
the climate is generally warm and humid. Women are asked to dress
modestly in keeping with local custom. Language: Malay
is the official language but English is widely used. Other languages
include Chinese and its dialect variants and other indigenous dialects.
Although the official religion is Islam, other faiths including
Christianity and Buddhism are practised. Places to Visit
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