Brunei is a nation without
equal. Governed by the longest serving family Monarchy in the world, and
financially secure because of it's oil and gas resources, Brunei is
politically and financially stable. With Malay, Borneo native and
Chinese traditions, a benevolent monarch, assimilation of modern
technologies, an international outlook and Islamic religion at it's
foundations, Brunei is a unique cultural and lifestyle experience.
Located on equatorial
Borneo, at the geographic heart of Asia, Brunei's history and
culture is intriguing, dynamic and an integral part in the
evolution of modern Asia. Brunei has preserved much of
this history in in it's museums and monuments.
Our tours to the
museums, Royal Regalia and other attractions help bring this
alive. Compact and uncongested, touring Brunei is easy.
Destinations are close because of well developed road networks.
Traffic is minimal, and we use boats for some tours; boats have
been the transport standard for hundreds of years.
Brunei has been
changing rapidly since the mid 1970's, when the nation became a
half owner in it's previously foreign owned oil and gas industry,
and its income suddenly increased. In 1984, Brunei re-took full
control of it's government administration from the British
protectorate status that had helped preserve it's national
integrity through the tumultuous earlier period of the 20th century.
Advances in medical
services, public health administration, education, roads,
communication and commercial facilities during the past thirty
years has created a modern nation. But Brunei's political
and financial position has given the unique opportunity to choose
a lifestyle that retains community and religious traditions
regardless of the financial efficiency pressure which normally
Monarchy remains the centre of governance. The small
population of almost 400,000 has helped preserve this; with a close relationship between the
Sultan and the people.
The water village of
Bandar Seri Begawan is probably Asia's most outstanding example of
cultural heritage preservation amidst modern commercial
development. It is the largest water village in the world, and
still houses half the population of Brunei's capital.
Our unique Kingdom
and Culture tours
around Bandar Seri Begawan take visitors to common and uncommon
attractions and venues, with lunch beside the Brunei River. Special arrangement tours also visit other destinations in Brunei, such as the
oil and gas operations 90 kms from the capital. Our Lifestyle
Tours in Temburong give visitors an insight into rural
practices and traditional living, including longhouses.
A visit to Brunei is
not complete without a water based tour. Our Brunei River Tour
takes visitors to traditional sites and modern features along the
river. The river is also how we also reach the
water village, and Temburong. It's also the transport corridor
to experience the
mangroves and its abundant wildlife adjacent to the city. Native
animals are not hunted for food around Bandar Seri Begawan so
unlike other parts of Borneo, it's
possible to see examples of Borneo's unique wildlife close to
urban areas. The evening Mangrove Safari is a great way to
experience the end of the day and see mangrove wildlife close the
Our guides provide
information to highlight the significance of
each attraction and help visitors understand the unique character
of Brunei. We have multi-lingual and multi-national
Brunei is totally different
to anywhere else in Asia. A visit to Asia is not complete without
experiencing the unique Kingdom and Culture
of Brunei Darussalam.