Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, in 2 distinct sections surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It's known for its beaches and bio diverse rain forest, much of it protected within reserves. The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is home to the opulent Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque and its 29 golden domes. The capital's massive Istana Nurul Iman palace is the residence of Brunei’s ruling sultan.
The climate in Brunei is tropical equatorial and humid subtropical at higher altitudes with heavy rainfall. Bandar Seri Begawan's climate is tropical equatorial with two seasons. Dry season is extremely hot (24 to 36 °C or 75.2 to 96.8 °F). Wet or rainy season is generally warm and wet (20 to 28 °C or 68.0 to 82.4 °F).
The Bruneian Dollar is the currency of Brunei Darussalam.
Average conversion rate: 1 BND = INR 50.
At first and second glance, Brunei doesn’t seem to have much to shop for. Sure, it has its shopping areas – Serusop, Kiulap, and of course Gadong, but not much to offer in terms of unique products and brands. However, if you take the time out and explore these shopping areas, you might stumble upon some interesting finds.
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