Bandar Seri Begawan - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Credit cards are safe but not common. ATMs are available but not on every street corner like the US. ATMs are safe to use. - Jan 2021

Easy to use at normal shops, not usable at outdoor markets, etc. - Aug 2014

There really isn't a culture among the locals for using credit cards but the chain stores, hotels, and most popular restaurants take them. Most small establishments won't be able to accept them. ATMs for Standard Charter, HSBC and Citibank (the international banks, basically) take international debit cards and can be found around town. - Nov 2013

Easy. - Dec 2008

We use credit cards and our ATM cards here with little trouble. Sometimes our banks balk when they see charges here and online (US-based) on the same day - but that's a feature, not a bug right? - Jan 2008

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