Brunei History and Culture

Brunei is a small country located in Southeast Asia, with a high standard of living due to its vast oil and gas reserves. It is governed as a Sultanate and its citizens pay no income tax. A British protectorate since 1888, Brunei was the only Malay state in 1963 which chose not to join the federation that became Malaysia, and only became fully independent in 1984.
The vast majority of its population lives in the larger western part of the country, with only around 10,000 people living in its mountainous eastern region. Most of its land is covered by the rainforests of the Borneo region.

The official religion is Islam, and its official language is Standard Malay, although Arabic is also taught in the schools. Brunei has a relatively conservative culture with Sharia law officially declared as their judicial infrastructure.

2021
March 11Isra and Mi’raj
April 13Ramadan Start
April 29Nuzul Al-Qur’an
May 13Eid ul Fitr
May 15Eid Al Fitr Holiday
May 31Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
July 15Sultan’s Birthday
July 20Eid ul Adha
August 10Muharram/Islamic New Year
October 19Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
December 25Christmas Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 20%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: N/A
  • Baiduri Bank (Local Bank)
  • Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (Local Bank)
  • Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brune (Local Bank)
  • Maybank (Foreign Bank)
  • RHB Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • UOB Ltd. (Foreign Bank)
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) (Foreign Bank)

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