Brunei is one of the richest, albeit the smallest countries in the world. Situated in Malaysia, it is home to Sultans and just about everything gold, making it a great tourist destination. But like any other country, Brunei has its own unique means and ways for tourists, and these help them survive the new environment.
If you are planning to travel to Brunei sometime in the future, then perhaps these street smart tips would make your holiday more enjoyable:
1. Sleeping at the airport
It is common for travelers of all walks of life to sleep in Brunei’s airports. This is because most of the incoming international flights arrive at around 1 in the morning, making the travel to the hotel difficult.
But don’t worry, though. The seats at the Brunei airport are clean, furnished, and comfortable. You can enjoy a good nap while waiting for the morning to come.
2. Shops open and close early
To avid shoppers, you must be reminded that most shops and stores in Brunei open early, at around 7:45 in the morning. At the same time, they close early too. You may want to do most of your shopping chores during the day so that you won’t have to chase for an open store as evening arrives.
3. Not much to see in Bandar Seri Begawan
If you are going to travel to Brunei, you will sure be spending most of your days at the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. While the city offers a lot of architectural highlights, there’s not much to see here. You can visit the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, the Kampung Ayer, Brunei Museum, and the Jame’ Asri Sultain Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque. If there’s any consolation, admission to these attractions is free.