If someone was asked to locate Brunei on the world map, chances are they might find it hard to see.
This is because the country is one of the smallest in the world – located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
However, although it is tagged as one of the smallest nations, do you know that the country’s Istana Nurul Iman is the world’s largest residence? The place is the home of the sultan and his family. If you want to see the interior of the palace, it is best to travel at the end of the Ramadan as it is closed on other days.
In spite of having a lot of possessions, residents of Brunei remained humble. Travelling there is not as expensive as you might think. In fact, Brunei is the only country which allows UN Security Council permanent members, residents of Asian countries, and other Arab states to travel without a visa.
If you are sick of loud and busy cities, Brunei is definitely the perfect place to visit. You will rarely see a bulk of people walking around the city. But if you do, these citizens are polite and shy. There are no traffic jams. The crime rate is low. The country is very peaceful and quiet. Thus, it is the best place to take the family for a holiday!
Your travel would also not be complete without experiencing the treasures of the Bruneians – their museums. You can do a lot of museum hopping in Bandar Seri Begawan – the largest city of the country. To name one, there is the Royal Regalia Museum which features the Sultan’s gifts, jewelry, and the Royal Regalia itself.
Other highlights of Brunei include a tour around the largest stilt village in the world known as Kampong Ayer. You can hire a water taxi to enjoy the view of the floating wooden houses. If you fancy another side trip, you can enjoy a river cruise to search for Proboscis monkey!
Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking. Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.