Surface area : 5770.0 km2
Population : 358098 inhabitants
You will find both imported luxury products and local craftwork. Work in silver and copper is very widespread, particularly in jewellery. You can buy a sarong in the shops; this traditional garment consists of a piece of material that you drape around yourself. Junk boxes are made of wood. You will also find gongs of all sizes. Tamu Night Market is the cheapest place for buying spices. Shops are open in the week from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Most of them stay open on Saturday.
In the hotels, you will find European food. Local cuisine is of Malaysian, Indian, and Chinese inspiration. The dishes are often very spicy. You will find a lot of fish and chicken. Rice accompanies all the dishes. One of the specialities is called Satay, small kebabs of various meats in a pistachio sauce. The best Chinese restaurant is the Emperor's Court, in Bandar Seri Begawan, which serves Cantonese cuisine.
Brunei has very limited tourist attractions. Each year, the 12,000 people visiting the country are happy to pass through it quickly. Just one day is enough to visit Bandar Seri Bagawan. You can include Brunei in your programme during a stay in one of the neighbouring countries. You can easily get there from Malaysia. Some tour operators include Brunei in their tours to Singapore and Malaysia. The only attraction in the enclosed region of Temburong is the jungle. There is no point in going there unless you are intending to go on an expedition.