Brunei – the perfect escape
When you think of a tranquil, uninhabited escape, there are plenty of nations that spring to mind. The problem is, it’s hard to have a relaxed holiday if it’s the same nation that popped into everyone else’s minds. Brunei is the solution – exchanging AUD to BND (the Brunei Dollar) is your ticket to a truly peaceful getaway.
And good news if you’re visiting Singapore on the same journey – they have a convenient currency interchangeability agreement. You can use the Brunei dollar or Singapore dollar in either country, at a very handy conversion rate of 1 to 1. You can bring up to $1,000 in the equivalent of Singapore dollar banknotes, which is more than enough for an unforgettable trip!
Important note: If you’re visiting India on the same trip, be sure to spend all your money there before arriving in Brunei. Indian bank notes are prohibited, so be sure to do some shopping before you leave!
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Brunei Dollars with no hassles.
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Coins and notes
In case a trip to Brunei wasn’t relaxing enough, the currency is so close to the Aussie dollar that in the right light you wouldn’t tell them apart. Well maybe they don’t look that similar, but the core concept is the exact same.
Coins range through 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, then the notes take over with $1, $5, $10, $50 and $100. No difficult conversions to do when you walk up to a register, no more confusion over bizarre currencies. Honestly, could a trip there be any easier?
Facts about the currency
- Brunei once used shells and bronze teapots as currency. Imagine how much money you’d make with a walk along the beach!
- All BND banknotes show the denomination in Malay and English. That’s right, your bank notes are even printed in English. You’re welcome.
- Every note has a different rainforest theme. Yes, even their money is relaxing.
- There have been a series of commemorative banknotes to celebrate the currency agreement with Singapore. If you’re lucky, you might find some!