In the past few weeks, chances are you’ve read something about Brunei in some mainstream media. Yes, you’ve probably read something about their new anti-LGBTQ law that has been applied since earlier this month. Honestly, I don’t really care whether you’re pro or against the law, because I’m here to just share my experience. An experience to explore the country called Brunei Darussalam.
My first mistake when I arrived in Brunei was the thought that Brunei would be pretty much like Singapore: a small, rich country where everything is expensive. That’s basically the stereotype I’ve got as an Indonesian.
Well, I gotta say… Things around Brunei are much more affordable compared to Singapore. And did you know that the gas only costs around 3 cents BND per liter?!
I know, it’s not surprising as they’re a country that is rich with oil anyway. But believe me, I was surprised by the fact that I could control my expense quite easily in Brunei. If anything, I suppose Brunei has a currency that is on par with SGD, but the living cost is slightly on par like in Malaysia. And for me, it’s a sweet spot! 😉