Flying Around Southeast Asia: Direct Flights From Brunei Darussalam

Direct flights to Southeast Asia may have been limited before, but more routes have been opening to so many destinations connecting the East and the West every now and then. Flights to Brunei Darussalam, for instance, are increasing, hence Bruneians and other travelers have more options on where to go next. Brunei has direct flights to six (6) Southeast Asian countries. As part of my passion project to help travelers have a seamless navigation experience around Southeast Asia, I am writing a series of flight guides to help you have the best travel experience in this beautiful region of the world. The first of this series is this comprehensive article guide about direct flights from Brunei Darussalam.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA: FLIGHTS TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

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Are you currently in Brunei and planning your next Southeast Asian destination? But wait, I do hope you were able to visit this beautiful places during your stay in Brunei:

Places to visit in Brunei Darussalam:

Omar Ali Saiffudin Mosque

Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

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Kampong Ayer

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Where to stay in Brunei Darussalam:

So thank you, next! Where to? Did you know that you can actually directly fly to six (6) Southeast Asian countries from Brunei?

DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: A COMPLETE GUIDE

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DENPASAR (DPS)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-DPS): 2 hours and 20 minutes

Airline that has direct flight from Brunei to Denpasar:
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Places To Visit in Denpasar:

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Park

Bali Museum

Goa Gajah Temple

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A visit to #Ubud in #Bali, Indonesia will not be complete without seeing the #GoaGajahTemple. This was discovered during the Dutch colonization by a group of archaeologists during the 1920s. It's really amazing to think how much of the underneath is still undiscovered! 😯 – This place is also known as the Elephant Temple (which was a little confusing to me because there are really no signs of elephants in the place), and this area, the entrance to the cave, is a popular spot to take photos. I've been watching tourists go inside and going out a few minutes later (so I guess there's only a little area inside, right?) I did not know because the claustrophobic in me is a little scared to go in haha 😐 – Most of my long-time followers would notice that I have this thing with maxi skirts and dresses. 😅 Aside from it's the most comfortable thing in the world and it looks better in photos (haha), it could get really useful and convenient especially when visiting temples and religious sites like this because they won't allow visitors wearing something that shows the legs. Moreover, women on their periods are also not allowed to go inside. Yea, they won't know but we just have to pay respect to their beliefs, right? 😌 – I've seen soooooo much temples around Southeast Asia and they never fail to amaze me! 😍 Stone temples in Cambodia and Indonesia were my favorites (though I'm yet to see Borobudur huhu I wanttt 😭) and the temples in Myanmar are so classy and golden! 😍 Now I'm excited to see the ones in Laos, soon! 😊😊😊 And oh, those temples in India and Southeast Asia are on my list also! – Where did I stay in Bali? The beautiful @villakoru ❤❤❤ – This time, comment down below your favorite temples around the world! 🥰 Orrr perhaps you could share me good spots in Indonesia which are not in Bali! I've been eyeing Yogyakarta and Makassar! Where are you, my Indonesian followers? 😊 – P.S. My hair just looked so blue here, but it's black. 👩🏻 – #VisitSEAsia #BeautifulSEAsia #asean #southeastasia #TLAsia #WonderfulIndonesia

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Where to stay in Denpasar:

JAKARTA (CGK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-JKT): 2 hours and 20 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Jakarta:
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Places to visit in Jakarta:

National Gallery of Indonesia

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Wayang Museum

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Where to stay in Jakarta:

SURABAYA (SUB)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SUB): 2 hours and 10 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Surabaya:
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Places to visit in Surabaya:

Hotel Majapahit

Heroes Monument

House of Sampoerna

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••• Menelusuri Museum Sampoerna Liem Seeng Tee (lahir di Fujian, Tiongkok, 1893 – meninggal di Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 1956) adalah pendiri PT. HM Sampoerna, sebuah perusahaan rokok besar di Indonesia. Dia adalah generasi pertama dari keluarga Sampoerna; ayah dari Aga Sampoerna dan kakek dari Putera Sampoerna. (Wikipedia) Ruangan ini adalah salah satu ruangan di dalam museum Sampoerna. Lambang yg ada di jendela atas dikenal dg nama "Wang" yg artinya raja. Hal ini berangkat dari keinginan Liem Seeng Tee untuk menjadi raja rokok. Tujuan utama agenda jalan-jalan siang kemarin adalah House of Sampoerna. Sebuah bangunan yg sarat sejarah tumbuh kembang salah satu perusahaan rokok terbesar di Indonesia. Fakta-fakta menarik tentang Sampoerna: 1. Perusahaan rokok ini berawal dari kedai kecil sebagai tempat usaha pendirinya, Liem Seeng Tee. 2. Setelah bertahun-tahun membuka usaha warung, akhirnya Pak Liem mampu membeli sebuah bangunan (gedung House of Sampoerna sekarang) untuk dijadikan pabrik yg juga memuat ruangan bioskop dan panggung kesenian. 3. Pekerjanya mampu menghasilkan 1 lenting rokok dalam waktu kurang dari 10 detik, dengan alat manual. 4. Salah satu tembakau pilihan untuk rokok Dji Sam Soe adalah tembakau Madura, selain tembakau dari Gunung Sumbing dan Ploso. Aroma tembakau Madura tidak semenyengat tembakau Gunung Sumbing, tapi harganya paling mahal. 5. Pak Liem memberikan kepercayaan kepada putra keduanya, untuk melanjutkan perusahaan rokoknya. Ini langka terjadi, biasanya anak laki-laki pertamalah yg menjadi penerus perusahaan. Alasan Pak Liem, karena putra kedua sudah punya perusahaan rokok Panamas di Bali, sehingga lebih dipercaya untuk melanjutkan bisnisnya. 6. Lambang Wang di bagian jendela atas adalah memiliki arti raja, karena Pak Liem punya obsesi menjadi raja rokok. Dan masih banyak lagi ilmu lainnya. Satu hal pelajaran sangat berharga dari Pak Liem adalah sebuah usaha tak akan mengkhianati hasil. Oh ya, jalan-jalan ke museum ini tak dipungut biaya. Gratis masuk sekaligus akan ditemani guide yg menjelaskan keterangan dari setiap foto atau barang yg disimpan dalam museum ini. #wisataedukasi #museumsampoerna #houseofsampoerna

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BINTULU (BTU)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BTU): 55 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Bintulu:
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Places to visit in Bintulu:

Similajau National Park

Niah National Park

Taman Tumbina

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KOTA KINABALU (BKI)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BKI): 40-45 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu:
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Places to visit in Kota Kinabalu:

Mount Kinabalu

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Manukan Island

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu:

KUCHING (KCH)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-KCH): 1 hour and 50 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Kuching:
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Places to visit in Kuching:

Kuching Cat Museum

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Antara yang dipamerkan di Muzium Kuching..

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Fort Margherita

Bako National Park

Where to stay in Kuching:

KUALA LUMPUR (KUL)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-KUL): 2 hours and 20-25 minutes

Kuala Lumpur is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of low-cost carrier AirAsia.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Kuala Lumpur:
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Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur:

Petronas Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur:

SANDAKAN (SDK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SDK): 1 hour and 5 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Sandakan:
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Places to visit in Sandakan:

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Park

Turtle Islands National Park

Puu Jih Shii Temple

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Last day of 2017.

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Where to stay in Sandakan:

SIBU (SBW)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SBW): 1 hour and 10 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Sibu:
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Places to visit in Sibu:

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Sibu Central Market

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【目で、鼻で、肌で感じるサラワク!!】 ボルネオ島の中心に位置するシブ。 Rejang川からくる貿易で栄え、町は活気にあふれています。 クチンでみるサラワクのリラックスしたの雰囲気とは少し違うサラワクが見られるでしょう。 そんなシブのエネルギーの心臓。 それが「シブ中央マーケット」です。 1996年から始まったこの市場、 マレーシア で最も大きいマーケットとして知られています。 市場の中を覗くと、マレーシア独特の果物、野菜、魚、鳥、服など、 ありとあらゆるものがそこにはあり、 その市場内の独特のエネルギーが感じられます。 この日本では感じることのない空気をシブ中央市場で味わって見てください! #サラワク #シブ #マレーシア #海外旅行 #トラベル #Sarawak #Sibu #Malaysia #travel #adventure #sibucentralmarket

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Sibu Night Market

Where to stay in Sibu:

TAWAU (TWU)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-TWU): 1 hour and 5 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Tawau:
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Places to visit in Tawau:

Tawau Hills National Park

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

Tawau Tanjung Market

Where to stay in Tawau:

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MANILA (MNL)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-MNL): 2 hours and 35 minutes

Manila is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Manila:
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Places to visit in Manila:

National Museum of Natural History

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"Why are you always going to museums? Sometimes you pay huge amounts of money just to go in. It's boring!" – This is exactly what one of my friends asked me (which btw caused me to unfriend her for good haha ugh 🙄 considering that she went with me on several museum visits) when I told her I went around a small Philippine city for a particular small museum and when she found out I almost ran out of money in Japan just to pay the costly entrance fees in museums there. 😅 – I've traveled and been to museums before with the wrong people — people who were only after taking photos, people who make fun and try to touch artifacts, and people who would ask me why some paintings deserve some spot in that museum. I mean, there's nothing wrong if those are their things. But I have a different purpose for going to museums — something that most people don't understand or find boring, but that's me. I'm that kind of traveler. 🤓 – Okay fine, this photo looked like I had a photoshoot inside a museum, but this was only after I went around, okay? 😆 But anyhoo, yea, museums are quiet and could be creepy at the same time (yes, there were museums where they had me at the CCTV running at dark hallways to go from one gallery to another HAHAHA), but it's my happy place. I like to feed my brain and make sense of the place I'm visiting. I wanna know if people also think the same way I do. I wanna bring home more stories apart from nice photos and good food (and yes, I already bored a lot of friends by telling them historical and museum shit haha but #sorrynotsorry). 🤣 – I'm really excited to go to the Western part of the world because that's where the best museums are. 😍 I wanna see the cultural East-West divide through arts and history so bad! But first, lemme hustle 10x more than I'm doing right now to buy that plane ticket to the other side of the world. 😄 – Okay I think this is one of the reasons why sometimes my students zone out during my lectures. I can get too nerdy and sometimes I don't realize they're no longer getting what I'm saying. But I'm making sense, kids. It's just boring, but it has a lot of sense. 😄😄😄 – Comment down your museum recommendations for me! 🏛

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National Museum of Fine Arts

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Filling Station Bar Cafe

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Where to stay in Manila:

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SINGAPORE (SIN)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SIN): 2 hours and 5 minutes

Singapore is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of many routes by its flag carrier Singapore Airlines.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Singapore:
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Places to visit in Singapore:

ArtScience Museum

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Little India

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Kampong Glam

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Where to stay in Singapore:

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BANGKOK (BKK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BKK): 2 hours and 45 minutes

Bangkok is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam. It is also a good transit point to many Southeast Asian destinations.

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Bangkok:
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Places to Visit in Bangkok:

Grand Palace Bangkok

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Wat Arun

Soi Nana (Chinatown)

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Where to stay in Bangkok:

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HO CHI MINH CITY (SGN)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SGN): 1 hour and 55 minutes

One of the nearest destinations to Brunei outside Borneo, Ho Chi Minh city also operates a lot of flights to Brunei Darussalam and other destinations to Southeast Asia

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City:
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Places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City:

Bitexco Financial Tower

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Ben Thanh Market

Cu Chi Tunnels

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City:

See? I told you there is a lot of flights from Brunei Darussalam! There are so many direct flights to Southeast Asia and direct flights from Brunei is just one of the many destinations to choose from. Are you ready to draft your ultimate Southeast Asian itinerary covering these amazing destinations and hop on that plane to take one of the next direct flights from Brunei?

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