Selamat dating and a warm welcome to your InterNations Community of expats in Brunei. InterNations gives you access to a comprehensive library of resources especially created to support and guide expats, as well as many events and groups where you can meet up with fellow global minds in real life. As you negotiate the tricky process of relocation we encourage you to take advantage of our insider tips to find answers to questions like, "what alcohol rules are in force in Brunei?" and "how do access the healthcare system?". Don't forget to visit our forum where our members living in Brunei are always happy to help a fellow expat; their first-hand experiences are invaluable! Ask any questions, from a recommendation for scuba diving lessons to information on transportation.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Brunei expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Brunei expat forums.
Brunei is split into four regions, but most expats will head for the Brunei-Muara district and the country's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. With an equatorial climate, the outdoor life is embraced in Brunei; water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing are all popular. Active expats can take part in badminton, golf, and cycling, or enjoy a slower pace in the museums, national parks, or on a relaxing boat cruise. Expats in Brunei account for approximately 40% of Brunei's population and as such, English is widely spoken as the primary language for business and education. Those living in Brunei will enjoy a high quality of life with excellent healthcare and low crime rates. Of course, as a strict Islamic country, Westerners are advised to ensure they are fully aware of social rules before relocating. The economy in Brunei is thriving and is almost entirely centered around the oil and gas industries, which account for 90% of the country's GDP. Education is an alternative option for expats, with English the language of instruction from primary to tertiary education.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At InterNations we provide a safe and secure community where you can interact with fellow expats online and offline. Once you arrive in Brunei, you can attend our social events which are open to the whole community or join one or more of our smaller groups dedicated to various hobbies and interests. If you don't find a group that strikes your fancy, why not start your own? With InterNations, you'll be networking and making new friends in no time.