Time: GMT + 8
Climate: Equatorial, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degree Celsius throughout the year
Population: Approximately 372,360 (2005 est. – source; Brunei Tourism)
Airport: The Brunei International Airport is located approximately 11km (15 minutes drive) from the heart of Brunei’s Capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Customs: No duty is charged to visitors with 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 227 grams of tobacco, two bottles of liquor or 12 cans of beer (importation of which is permissible by non-Muslims only and 0.33 litres of perfume.
Visa: German, Malaysia, Singapore, British Nationals with the right of the abode in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Korea, Oman, United Arab Emirates nationals and nationals holding passports from the European Union Countries are exempted from the requirement to obtain a visa for visits not exceeding 30 days.
For nationals of Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Maldives, Norway, The Philippines, Thailand and The Principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Peru; visas are waived for 14 days visits.
American passport holders can enter Brunei for three months without visa.
Nationals of Australia are issued visas on arrival at Brunei International airport for visits not exceeding 14 days.
All other nationals entering Brunei Darussalam must have visa obtainable from any Brunei Darussalam diplomatic missions abroad. These visas are normally issued for a two week stay but can be extended in Brunei. Visitors must have onward ticket or sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country.
Airport Tax: Passengers leaving for destinations within the BIMP-EAGA region pay a departure tax of B$5.00 and B$12.00 for other destinations.
Currency: The value of the Brunei dollars (which is divided into 100 cent) is on par with Singapore dollars.
There is no restriction on the import or export of money. Banks, hotels and many department stores will readily cash traveller’s cheques and other commercial banks operate teller machines.
Credit Cards: Hotel, department stores and other major establishments generally accept all internationally known credit cards.
Language: Malay is Brunei’s official language but English is widely used. Mandarin and a number of other local dialects are also spoken.
Religion: Brunei’s official religion is Islam, although other religions are also practiced.
Clothing: Light clothing is advisable, as the climate is generally warm and humid. Women are asked to dress modestly in keeping with local custom.