Expat Guide to Living in Brunei

Whether you're already living in Brunei or preparing to move to Brunei, our Expat Guide to Living in Brunei offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Brunei. For answers to specific questions, visit our Brunei Forum to talk with expats in Brunei.

Culture Shock in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

An expat living in Brunei appreciates that people there are generally and almost naturally friendly and helpful. And, although he enjoys the simplicity of life in Brunei, he admits that the lack of conveniences compared to other countries makes him appreciate the basics in a new light.

More Culture Shock Reports for Brunei

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Brunei handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Brunei:
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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Brunei - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Brunei by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Brunei? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Brunei? Help others moving to Brunei by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Brunei with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Brunei, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Brunei. If you are already living in Brunei, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Brunei by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Brunei? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Brunei by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Brunei? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Brunei? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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