Travel in Brunei Darussalam

Time:Local time is GMT +8.
Electricity:Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz.
Language:Behasa Melayu (Malay) is the official language, Chinese is spoken and English is the commercial language, widely spoken and understood.
Health:A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over one year of age coming from infected areas or having passed through partly or wholly endemic areas within the preceding 6 days. Immunisation is required for Hepatitis ‘A’, polio, tetanus and typhoid.
Customs:There are conservative standards of dress and behavior in Brunei and you should take care not to offend. The sale of alcohol is prohibited in Brunei and laws governing the limited importation of alcohol are strictly enforced. Some drug offences carry a mandatory death penalty. Other penalties include lengthy prison sentences and corporal punishment. Serious crimes, such as murder or kidnapping, may attract the death penalty. Other serious crimes, such as rape, robbery and visa offences, may attract corporal punishment. Consensual homosexual acts between adults (of either sex) are illegal and penalties include prison sentences. Possession of pornographic material is prohibited.
Safety:Violent crime in Brunei is rare although petty crime, such as burglaries and theft do occur.
Business:Business hours are usually 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.
Communications:The International Direct Dialing code for Brunei is + 673. Public telephones are available in most post office branches and main shopping areas. There are both coin and card operated public telephones in Brunei. Telephone cards can be obtained at post offices or at the Telecom office. Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone companies. There is good coverage around main cities and business areas. Internet cafes are available in Bandar Seri Begawan.
Duty Free:Passengers traveling to Brunei aged over 17 years  may import 200 cigarettes or 250g tobacco products; 2 1l bottles of liquor plus 12 cans of beer (by non-Muslims for personal consumption only, provided declared at customs upon arrival); 60ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette.