Key pointers to note if you’re flying in or out of Brunei International Airport
Though small compared to other international airports — it has just one terminal — Brunei International Airport still has something to offer travelers. Among them:
• A recently launched metered taxi system, with taxis sporting black plates and the drivers’ IDs. There’s a BN$3 charge for rides from the airport.
• Renovations and updates to the terminal mean that the airport will be able to accommodate around 3 million passengers, up from the current 1.5 million. Guests can also expect an improved baggage system, and better arrivals and departures halls.
• If you’re in transit, try a day-long or half-day city tour from a tour provider or travel agent. As the city is less than 20 minutes away, you can check out sites like the Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and Kampong Ayer yourself. There’s a bus that goes to the city center when you exit arrivals. You can also rent a car from companies like Avis and Hertz.
• From Brunei, you can extend your vacation — airlines here fly to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Jakarta.
Also read: 8 best things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan
This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Smile magazine.