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Culture Of Brunei

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Brunei’s culture is primarily Malay (representing its heritage) with significant Islamic influences, although it is considerably more conservative than Indonesia and Malaysia. Bruneian culture is influenced by Malay civilizations found across the Malay archipelago. There have been four eras of cultural, animistic, Hindu, Islamic, and Western influence. Islam had a significant impact and was accepted as Brunei’s ideology and philosophy. The Malay language is Brunei’s official language, although English is also widely spoken since it is taught as a required subject in most schools.

Alcohol is not sold or consumed in public in a Sharia-compliant nation. Non-Muslims are allowed to carry a certain quantity of alcohol from their place of departure overseas for personal use.


The media in Brunei is considered to be pro-government. Freedom House has designated the nation as “Not Free,” and press criticism of the government and monarchy is uncommon. The press, on the other hand, is not overtly antagonistic to other viewpoints and does not restrict itself to reporting on the administration. In 1953, the government approved the formation of Brunei Press PLC, a printing and publishing firm. The English-language Borneo Bulletin is still being published by the business. This publication started as a weekly community newspaper and transitioned to a daily publication in 1990. In addition to The Borneo Bulletin, the local Malay newspapers Media Permata and Pelita Brunei are distributed daily. Brunei Times is an independent English newspaper that has been published in the country since 2006.

With the advent of digital television utilizing DVB-T, the Brunei government now owns and manages six television channels (RTB 1, RTB 2, RTB 3 (HD), RTB 4, RTB 5, and RTB New Media (gaming site)) as well as five radio stations (national FM, Pilihan FM, Nur Islam FM, Harmony FM and Pelangi FM). Cable television (Astro-Kristal) and a private radio station, Kristal FM, have been made accessible by a private business. It also offers an online campus radio station, UBD FM, which broadcasts from Brunei Darussalam Institution, the country’s first university.

How To Travel To Brunei

By plane Brunei's sole airport is Brunei International Airport (BWN), which serves as the hub for Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA). The airport is tiny, but it is well-kept and functioning. The RBA decreased its services significantly after an overzealous growth and heavy losses in the 1990s, although it still had a good...

How To Travel Around Brunei

By car A "highway" runs down the shore from Bandar Seri Begawan (the capital). It becomes a double and therefore only driveway, although it is adequate for all cars up to Kuala Belait and the Malaysian toll bridge in Sarawak to the west). There is also a minor route that leads...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Brunei

Visa restrictionsCitizens of Israel will be denied entry. Those holding other passports having Israel stamps and/or visas will be permitted entry. Foreign residents of the following countries/territories are not required to get a visa to visit Brunei if they have a valid passport valid for at least 6 months: Up to...

Money & Shopping in Brunei

The local currency is the Brunei Dollar ($). You may hear Ringgit used to refer to the dollar, but be sure the participants are not referring to the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), which is worth less than half a Brunei dollar. The Brunei dollar is pegged to the Singapore dollar at...

Things To Do in Brunei

Many eco-tours go by boat to the Temburong region and then to a local "community home." Then a motor boat (driven by locals) takes you upstream to the Belalong National Park, a refuge in the Borneo rainforest. At the park headquarters, there is a canopy walk as well as...

Food & Drinks in Brunei

Food in Brunei Bruneians like eating, and due to the high number of foreign employees in the nation, there are many great restaurants in Brunei that offer a broad range of cuisines. There is also a native cake, which consists of rice, beef curry, or chicken and may be very hot....

History of Brunei

Early history The letter of the Po-ni king to the Chinese emperor in 977 AD, which some historians think relates to Borneo, is one of the earliest Chinese documents. Chau Ju-Kua (Zhao Rugua), a Chinese official, claimed in 1225 that Po-ni possessed 100 vessels to defend his commerce and that...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Brunei

Stay Safe in Brunei When it comes to narcotics, Brunei, like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, has extremely stringent regulations. To a certain extent, drug trafficking carries a required death penalty. Murder, abduction, and unlicensed weapon possession are among the other offenses that carry the death penalty. For rapes, as well...



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