Bandar Seri Begawan - Essential Information
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Brunei International Airport

Located about 8 km north of the city, Brunei International Airport (BWN) is the primary airport in the country and the hub of Royal Brunei Airlines, serving mainly flights to and from major cities in the Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. The easiest way to get to the city from the airport is by taxi, which takes about 20 minutes. Some of the larger hotels offer complimentary shuttle services. Alternatively, upon arrival travelers can walk to the end of the parking area (turning right after exiting the terminal) and take a Purple bus to the city (lines 23, 36 and 38).
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Public Transport

Public buses are the cheapest way to get around BSB, but they can be chaotic and difficult to use. They do not run on regular intervals and service ends very early, usually at about 6pm. They are usually medium-sized, clean and comfortable purple vans. All services begin and end at the terminal on Jalan Cator, can be hailed just about anywhere, and stopped anywhere to get off. Routes and destinations can be viewed on a board on the front window of the bus. Another good option are water taxis, which can be hailed at almost any dock and are an inexpensive and fun way to get around.
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Cultural Norms

Please note that although some liberties are granted to non-Muslims in Brunei, strict cultural and legal norms are in place and must be respected. A Shariacriminal code has been enacted, which allows corporal punishment and even death for certain offences. Brunei is a dry country, though non-Muslims are permitted to import some alcohol, and food should not be consumed in public during the fasting hours of Ramadan. Some offences, like adultery, possession of pornography, homosexual acts and public criticism of the Royal Family are severely punished. For safety's sake, please make sure you respect and abide by the laws and culture of the country when visiting.
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