Language(s): Malay, English
Total Area: 5,765km²
GDP (in million USD): 11,963
The Sultanate of Brunei is located on the northern coast of the island of Borneo. Its nearest neighbors are the Philippines and Malaysia.
Before the Land Code of 1909, land was owned by the Royal Family and the nobles. The 1909 Land Code is still being used in Brunei today.
Foreigners are allowed to lease but not to own land, except with prior approval in writing of the King.
As Brunei is a relatively safe country expatriates don't live in compounds. They choose housing in most areas, although JalanMuara and Berakas tend to be favored because they are central and convenient for travel. Some expatriates also like clustered housing.