Saturday, September 18, 2021

How To Travel Around Brunei

AsiaBruneiHow 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 to Labi and beyond, passing through the forest. Although the scenery is beautiful and a 4×4 is essential, the route is currently closed to municipal homes a short distance from Labi. At the junction, there’s a handy shop where you can stock up.

By taxi

Because vehicle ownership and usage are so prevalent in Brunei, there are just 40 taxis in total. There is minimal possibility of obtaining a free taxi along the route, particularly at peak hours in the morning and afternoon when hired by businesses, since there are around ten waiting at the airport and eight in the Belait area. If you need a cab, you may make a phone call. Only a few cabs are available at the capital’s major taxi station, which is situated north of the bus terminal.

There is no taxi business or law that needs a metro, therefore none of the cabs have one. For the most part, drivers have set rates for most journeys, but fares may vary between drivers or they may quote you a price for an unusual route.

By tour vans

Another option is to rent a vehicle to drive to Brunei for the day or for a few hours. Try inquiring at one of Muara’s ferry terminals. Before consenting to board the vehicle, discuss the fee.

By bus

There is a network of purple minibuses of varying sizes in and around Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital. Due to the high proportion of private vehicle ownership in Brunei, only a small percentage of Bruneians utilize these buses, which mostly transport foreign employees. The bus speed is restricted to 50 km/h, yet it is a very efficient and dependable mode of transportation.

In general, the bus system in and around the city spreads from the central bus station. Although there are authorized bus stations along each route, passengers are picked up or hired at the discretion of the driver in unofficial locations. Working in an unofficial capacity simplifies travel and encourages cronyism. Unfortunately, getting information regarding bus routes and timetables is challenging. There are 13 routes with a fee of $1 paid by the driver. The passenger may tell the driver where he or she wants to depart. The driver may sometimes urge passengers to exit at their designated places and miss a portion of the trip, much to the dismay of passengers who wish to ride the bus. This also indicates that there isn’t a set time for anything. It is common to have to wait for a bus for 30 to 45 minutes.

There is also a rare long-distance bus that passes via Tutong between BSB and Seria.