The tiny, oil-wealthy, independent nation of Brunei separates the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. Despite having virgin rainforests, excellent diving, and miles of clean coastline, Brunei has never popped up on the tourism radar.
Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei's capital - is a clean, interesting place to learn more about Islamic customs. Brunei is the most observant Islamic nation in Southeast Asia.
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A high quality of life, low crime rates, popular king, and lack of income tax help make Brunei one of the friendliest places in Southeast Asia.