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 Brunei - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +8

Yachting Essentials

Electricity

Voltage: 240 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Fuel
Normally an economic place to buy fuel.
However, at the moment the amount of diesel requred by the suppost boats involved in bridge building, means that either international prices will be paid, or that non is available at the river fuel berth.
It is still possible to get diesel from vehicle filling stations. Contact Allan Riches of Brunei Bay Radio (radio@bruneibay.net) for details.

Yacht Parts
As Marine equipment is imported duty free into Brunei, most items are cheaper here. If not in stock, can ususally imposted quickly from either the U.K. or Australia.

Money

Brunei dollar (Br$) of 100 cents/sen.

On a par with the Singapore dollar, the two currencies are interchangeable in both states. Sing$ can be imported/exported up to $1000, Br$ imported up to $1000. Indian and Indonesian banknotes are not exchangeable.

Communications

International dialing code for Brunei is +673

Area Codes

* Mumong - 3
* Behawan - 2
* Tutong - 4
* Kuala Belait - 3

Mobile phone service in Brunei is extensive with GSM 900, 3G, and GPRS services all available. SIM cards are relatively cheap and international roaming can be activated with major mobile operators.

SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.

Diplomatic Missions

For full list of Foreign Embassies in Brunei - see link
Foreign Embassies in Brunei

Embassy of the Philippines
No. 17 Simpang 126 , Km 2, Jalan Tutong, BA 2111 , (in Bandar Seri Begawan)
Possible to obtain a visa here for the Philippines in one day. Take the no.48 bus fron the central bus station in BSB and asked to be dropped at the botton of the road leading to the Embassy.

Events

Sail BIMP-EAGA
Exploring Equator-Asia
Annual programme of four yacht cruises designed to highlight the cultural attractions and amazing biodiversity of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Started 2009. Detailed rally info. on website.

Emergencies

Emergency Phone Numbers in Brunei

Police Emergency - 993 Ambulance - 991 Fire - 995

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

South East Asia Pilot - 5th Edition (2016)
By: Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden
Publisher: Image Asia Press
http://www.southeastasiapilot.com/
ISBN 9789743005558
Now in its 25th year of publication, the 5th edition sees major updates. The guide encompasses approximately three million square miles of some of the best cruising grounds in the world. The authors have compiled the information over more than two decades of personal experience in the region and have invited a number of well qualified voyagers to provide updates.
See The Noonsite review at Southeast Asia Pilot review.

Cruising Guide To Southeast Asia Volume I: South China Sea, Philippines, Gulf Of Thailand To Singapore
By Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson (Nov 1998)
ISBN-13: 9780852882962
Cruising guide covering South China Sea, detailing Hong Kong and Macau, The Philippines, Brunei, East Malaysia, the Gulf of Thailand and Singapore.

Update History

July 2017: all formalities checked/updated.
November 2016: Clearance and Customs checked.
June 2015:Publication checked
October 2014: Clearance and Customs checked.
June 2013: Immigration updated.
June 2012: Clearance and Customs checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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AllanR
AllanR says:
Jul 13, 2017 05:22 AM

Present construction of the three bridges in Brunei involves a lot of foreign flagged support boats etc, which all need diesel and which take petrol etc to the water based construction sites. They normally have all the fuel from that riverine filling station pre-booked. And because they are foreign flagged the filling station is charging the international price. It is still possible to get diesel from vehicle filling stations. Contact us for details.

Allan Riches
Brunei Bay Radio - radio@bruneibay.net

bbalan
bbalan says:
Feb 20, 2016 05:07 AM

INCREASE IN FUEL PRICES:

As of December 2015, the Shell fuel dock in Brunei (up the river from Muara) is charging foreign yachts and additional BND$1 / liter. This is a 500% increase in the price they were charging just a month before.

Bruce
s/v Migration

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