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Brunei Darussalam is a country located in the southeast of Asia and is officially referred to as nation of Brunei. The population of Brunei Darussalam is approximately 400,000, and the state heavily relies on petroleum and gas production. This has made it one of the richest fuel producing states in the world. The capital of Brunei Darussalam is known as Bandar Seri Begawan.
In order to get into Brunei, you will require a visa with the visa requirements depending on the state you come from. You can confirm with your embassy on visa matters to Brunei. The main entry point to Brunei is the Brunei international airport and it handles flights from some parts of the world daily. Brunei is also accessible by car, buses and by boat from the neighboring Malaysia.
The transport facilities available in Brunei include:
Buses – this are normally purple in color and they are quite a good number. The speed limit for these buses is 50km/h and they are quite reliable. These buses stop at the terminals and at various bus stops in Brunei.
Tour vans – you can hire a tour van for a day or a few hours to take you around Brunei. It is advisable to discuss the fare rates before boarding to avoid any confrontations later on.
Taxis – in Brunei the taxis are not as many as you would find in other parts of the world. Actually the number of taxis is said to be slightly above or below 40, in the whole of Brunei. This means that spotting one can be quite hard and can mostly only be found around the airport and in the Belait district.
Car hire – this is the most convenient means of transportation in Brunei. You can hire a car from the airport and major parts of the country. The car hire agencies in Brunei offer you a choice between a self driven or chauffeur driven car rental. If you do not trust the local car hire agencies, you should not worry as there are quite a number of international car rental companies in Brunei. You can locate them at the airport upon landing or in the major cities and hotels.
Since cars are the most used transportation option in Brunei, you are guaranteed to have a wide array of car rental models to select from. It is also possible to get cheap car hire in Brunei since the fuel costs are at the low.
You can take a walk along the capital’s waterfront as you diverge to view historical sites and dine at the amazing restaurants for the Brunei local cuisine. The billionth barrel monument is also a great way to get to understand the oil economy and its importance to Brunei. Learn the history of Brunei at the national museum of Brunei as you enjoy Islamic art, Brunei’s natural history, culture and ceramics that date back to the 9th century among other amazing artifacts.
You cannot leave without visiting the empire hotel and country club which is an architectural masterpiece. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, it acts as the doorway to the south East Asia rainforest. It also has a spectacular golf course that allows you to view the South China Sea which is home to Brunei’s only beach resort.
There is so much to see in Brunei, to mention a few. It is indeed a beautiful country to explore with a car rental.
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