You may have already known of Brunei as a small yet wealthy nation.
If not, this easily missed sultanate is known for having the largest oil fields in Southeast Asia one of the world’s highest standards of living.
Laid-back capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, gleams with magnificent mosques that contrast with a massive stilt house water village and lush mangrove forests nearby.
If you find yourself in this side of Borneo, perhaps visiting Kota Kinabalu. Brunei is an excellent excursion for at least a night’s visit.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Brunei.
Brunei River Boat RideBoat tour along the Brunei River in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan City Center RiversideCity Center Riverside in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque & Ceremonial Stone BoatOmar Ali Saifuddien Mosque & Ceremonial Stone Boat in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Omar Ali Saifuddien MosqueOmar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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How to go to Brunei?
Brunei International Airport in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is the primary flight hub to the country. Though, most travelers arrive here by ferry from nearby Labuan Island and Kota Kinabalu. Travel time from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan is around 3 to 3.5 hours. From there, it is another 1 to 2-hour ferry to Serasa Ferry Terminal in Brunei.
From the Philippines
Cebu Pacific and Royal Brunei Airlines operate direct flights from Manila to Brunei (2 hours). You may also fly to Kota Kinabalu on Cebu Pacific or AirAsia and continue the journey by ferry.
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