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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘salam ’
( sa-laam )
Bahasa Malaysia
Plug type g
Electricity
240V/50hz
Mar-Oct
Best time to go
Summer
currency
Brunei dollar (B$)

Money and costs

Currency
Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 17, 2019 6:11PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
B$80
  • Dorm bed: B$10–50
  • Meals at food stalls or self-catering from markets: B$1–4
  • Bus and water taxi: B$1–2 per trip
  • Museums: All are free
Midrange
B$80–160
  • Air-con double room with bathroom: B$60–80
  • Meals at all but the priciest of restaurants: B$5–15
  • Taxis, boat tours, national park tours: B$10–40
Top end (more than)
B$160
  • Room in top hotel: B$140–170
  • Quality restaurant meal: B$10–20
  • Fully guided sightseeing tours: B$40–90

Visas

Travellers from the US, UK, European Union, Switzerland and Norway are granted a 90-day visa-free stay. Travellers from New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia, among others, receive 30 days. Japanese and Canadians get 14 free days. Chinese can apply for...

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When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
BRN
Bandar Seri Begawan
Go Mar–Oct
Mar – May
31248976
3.43
0.14
Jun – Aug
32249075
3.57
0.14
Sep – Nov
31248875
4.4
0.17
Dec – Feb
31248775
5.17
0.2
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Brunei Darussalam

Getting around Brunei Darussalam

Boat Water taxis widely used in BSB; boats are currently the fastest way to get from BSB to Bangar.

Bus BSB is served by a network of cheap and reasonably frequent public buses. Few buses run between BSB and towns further south.

Car An inexpensive and most convenient way of getting around. Dart is the local equivalent of Uber.

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