Sultan's palace
 
Brunei
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Facts
Area:
5,765 km²
Population:
306,000 (1997)
Capital:
Bandar Seri Begawan
Languages:
Malay, English
Religions:
Muslim 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%
Currency:
1 Brunei dollar= 100 cents

 

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Our Thoughts

Tiny Brunei shares Borneo island with Malaysia and Indonesia. It's ruled by a Sultan, one of the last absolute monarchs left in the world, who's overflowing coffers could give every Bruneian $500,000 dollars. In reality most of the population isn't rich, just comfortably poor, their lives made easier by state subsidies and welfare programs. Tourist prices are high; this is one of the most expensive places to visit in Asia.

Highlight: Rent a car and see the country on a half tank of gas -or- stroll along the boardwalks that connect plank homes in the villages built over the Brunei River. Keep in mind that alcohol, kissing, and holding hands in public is against the law.

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Itinerary
Trip 2004
April 2-4 Explore Brunei
Highlights

 

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