Bandar Seri Begawan - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

I imagine the life for singles is boring because there are no clubs or bars or activities. Families with kids do well because of the great schools and activities they provide. - Jan 2021

Great for families and couples, not great for singles. - Aug 2014

This is definitely a city for families particularly with small children. Almost all events are child-oriented. Couples without kids may find it okay particularly if they like hiking and other outdoors activities. It's hard to be a single here because there isn't much social life and the majority Muslim population is afraid to associate with non-family members of the opposite sex for fear of being arrested for Khalwat, close proximity between the sexes when not close family. - Nov 2013

For families -- excellent. Some singles like it -- some don't. No pubs or night clubs, but lots of outdoor activities and 'home grown' social life. - Dec 2008

There's no real dating scene unless of course you're Muslim. Families? Sure...although our experiences with support from work and various local government bureaucratic issues has been poor. - Jan 2008

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