About Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam (Brunei, the Abode of Peace) is a small, prosperous, stable, safe, wholesome and peaceful oil rich Kingdom located on the northern shores of the Island of Borneo. Largely covered in luxuriant and pristine tropical rainforests rich in exotic flora and fauna, Brunei is a paradise for nature lovers and for nature tourism in general. 

Because of its small size and excellent road and tourist infrastructure, the best preserved rainforests in Borneo can be easily and safely discovered in day long trips from the comfort of international standard hotels ranging from tourist class inns to the regally opulent Empire Hotel & Country Club, or in overnight trips staying at comfortable lodges or boutique rainforest resorts, making the enriching experience of nature tourism in the tropics a much more approachable proposition for those who appreciate comfort and safety. 

A cherished cultural heritage, deep-seated Islamic values and the uniqueness of the ancient and revered Sultanate institution make Brunei a country with a strong identity, where tolerance is a cultural norm and hospitality is common courtesy. 

With plenty of greenery, fresh and invigorating pollution free air, a healthy environment free of tropical diseases, no traffic jams and one of the lowest crime rates in the world, Brunei is a welcoming and rejuvenating experience. 

Whether it is enjoying the bountiful nature, admiring the opulence of Brunei’s ancient monarchy, discovering the fascinating Water Village – one of the largest in the world – and the thriving culture and traditions of the Malay people; or simply enjoying a world class round of golf, diving in coral rich waters, being pampered in luxury at the spa or having fun with the family in our safe and wholesome environment, Brunei will reveal itself as a true Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures.  

  • Read more about Brunei Darussalam at http://www.bruneitourism.travel/index.php

  • Other Useful Information

  • Time Zone:
    UTC/GMT +08:00 hours which is similar to Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.

    Telephone Country-Code:
    The country telephone code to reach Brunei is +673

    In May – June the average temperature is 25oC - 32oC and some rainfall may occur.

    Voltage / Electricity

    In Brunei, the voltage is 220/240V, with a frequency of 50 hertz.  The power plug in Brunei is the three-pin “G” plug.  Mostly not all hotels in Brunei offer voltage converters for use by their guests so it is advisable you bring along your own universal plug adapter.


    The unit of currency in Brunei is the dollar.  There are nine denominations of Brunei dollars: $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 and $10,000.  There are four types of coins: 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents and 50 cents. 

    The Brunei and Singapore currency are at par and without charge. Hence, members of the public and businesses can safely accept Singapore currency received for payment except for SG$1 (coin) and torn Singapore notes will not be accepted. 

    Other foreign currency can be exchanged into Brunei dollars at the foreign exchange sections of banks and other authorised money exchangers.  You can withdraw cash using your international credit, debit, prepaid and cash card nationwide at ATMs machine.