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Brunei Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL / COMMERCIAL: Bandar Seri Begawan

GEOGRAPHY

Brunei is a Southeast Asian Counrty, situated in the border of South China Sea and Malaysia with a total area of 5,765 square kilometres. It has 161 kilometres of coastline next to the South China Sea.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 400,000. Muslims account for about 64% of the population

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm. The average temperature will range from 24 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 36 °C (87.8 °F) in the dry season. The rainy season is generally warm and wet with a temperature of 20 °C to 28 °C (68 °F to 82.4 °F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Melayu Brunei (Brunei Malay) is the official languages. English and Chinese is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+8 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS 

Government Offices: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
General Office Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: February 23rd
New Year's Day: January 1st
Christmas Day: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Muharram 1st (Islamic New Year)

CURRENCY

Ringgit Brunei / Brunei Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 993
Medical: 991
Fire: 995

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