Brunei 2002

In 2002, Brunei was a small country located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It had a population of around 350,000 people and an economy that was heavily reliant on oil and natural gas exports. Despite this, there were still economic challenges such as high unemployment and a lack of economic diversification. According to computerannals, Brunei was a constitutional monarchy ruled by the Sultan of Brunei who held absolute power. However, there were efforts to strengthen democratic institutions within the country in order to promote stability within Brunei. In terms of development, the government began to focus on improving infrastructure and providing basic services such as healthcare and education which provided a glimmer of hope for a better future for Bruneians. Additionally, efforts have been made by both local and international organizations to encourage foreign investment in order to promote sustainable economic growth. The government also adopted several economic reforms aimed at increasing efficiency and promoting free trade with other countries in the region.

Yearbook 2002

Brunei. According to Countryaah website, national day of Brunei is every February 23. Brunei and other member countries of the ASEAN partner organization agreed during the July-August summit, held in the country, to support the United States in the fight against terrorism. The agreement with the US means, among other things, stricter border controls and increased intelligence exchange.

Brunei Border Countries Map

In December, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visited US President George W. Bush for talks on counter-terrorism and trade. ASEAN signed an agreement with China in November to prevent an extension of the conflict over the Sprat Islands in the South China Sea, which Brunei claims. The countries also agreed to move forward in the creation of a free trade zone. In August, the Sultan replaced the Minister of Development and the Minister of Health.


Inflation rate -0.20%
Unemployment rate 6.9%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 33,870,000,000
GDP growth rate 1.30%
GDP per capita $ 78,900
GDP by sector
Agriculture 1.20%
Industry 56.60%
Service 42.30%
State budget
Revenue 3.765 billion
Expenditure 4.815 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line
Industrial production growth rate 1.00%
Investment volume
National debt 2.80% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves
Tourism 2014
Visitors 201,000
Revenue $ 92,000,000

Brunei Country Overview

Finnish citizens do not need a visa for Brunei. NOTE. The passport must be valid for 6 months from arrival in the country.

Everyone participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.

Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well. In many locations, the insurance must also be valid when moving at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, in which case it also covers mountain sickness.

Many hiking or diving trips require more extensive insurance, which covers, for example, diving or moving on a glacier. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.

Recommended vaccinations In
addition to the basic vaccinations (tetanus, diphtheria and polio), hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for the trip. Malaria tablets are also recommended. Please always check the vaccination requirements at your health center or the vaccination advice of the tourist clinic

Currency: Brunei dollars can be exchanged in Limbang before arriving in Brunei. Credit cards are also available in major cities, although there may be a few percent extra charge.

The recommended currency is the euro. Singapore Dollars (SGD) are also used as a means of payment in some places.

Time difference
Brunei +6 hours. In summer +5 hours.

The voltage in Brunei is exactly the same as in Finland, ie 220 V. However, it is good to note that the socket is different, it has three openings instead of two. For this purpose, an accessory is required for devices used in Finnish sockets.

Mobile phones
Check coverage with your operator.

The area has a tropical climate and little variation in temperature throughout the year. The temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees at night and hurts to 35 degrees during the day. At the equator, daily tropical deaf rain is common. The relative humidity of the air is 89-95%.

Religion: The main religion in Brunei and at the same time the state religion is Islam.

Exit fees and airport taxes Airport
taxes are included in the flight tickets. No exit fees are charged.