The tiny Islamic Kingdom of Brunei which seems largely unknown to most of the world is located on the exotic island of Borneo. Brunei occupies a small portion of north central Borneo which is actually the third largest island in the world. The country is split by Malaysia into two separate parts which are most commonly accessible by speed boats. Brunei is rich in resources, particularly oil which allows the Kingdom to be tax free and come with many luxuries for both travelers and locals. Exports from the country’s resources provide enough money to make the country itself as well its King one of the richest men in the world.
The Dubai of Southeast Asia is not well known to the rest of the world and rarely visited. In Bandar Seri Begawan you’ll find luxurious palaces converted to hotels, some of the most beautiful mosques in the world, and several other impressive displays of the country’s wealth.
One of the largest theme parks in the world, Jerudong was built as a gift for the people of Brunei. Despite the original free admission, Jerudong didn’t attract as many visitors as expected, and is now more of a ghost town with most of the rides left powered off and the park in darkness.
Brunei’s eastern enclave is surrounded by Malaysia and the South China sea. The mostly rural area is known for its rainforests and small indigenous population. Temburong is the place to go to see the country’s wildlife and learn about the natives of Borneo.