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    Yes, it is still safe to visit Brunei and fly on RBA. Brunei is an extremely peaceful and moderate muslim country and, in the years I've lived here, there have been no demonstrations, no problems and nothing that would make a non-muslim or any foreigner feel unwelcome. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Todd via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Vicky, I doubt very much that there's anything inherently more dangerous about flying RBA in the current climate. It may even be less of a risk as Islamic extremists tend to target non-Muslim entities. Brunei itself, while devoutly Muslim, is a very wealthy country with a very high standard of living - which means the conditions associated with extreme Islamism (poverty, repression, dispossession) don't exist. However, I wouldn't go around chanting "USA, USA!" if I were you.
    The greatest risk will be in getting to Brunei (in the current climate). The US has issued a worldwide terror alert, and many other governments (including your own) are warning to expect an increase in terror-related activity. Transport hubs - airports, train stations - and places where large numbers of Westerners gather are always possible targets, and you'll be going through quite a few of them. You'll need to be alert to possible danger. There're a few tips on what to look for, how to prepare for a trip during a time of heightened tension, and what to do if you're caught up in a terror attack here:
    http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/72300/Worldwide/What-to-do-in-a-terror-attack almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    A word of advice travelling through airports for all these "Is it safe" people et all. When you get to the airport & have checked in in the departures area, try to head straight through security. Between security & boarding the plane (& hopefully when you're on the plane) you're in a far safer, sterile zone (if security have done their work properly). If you need a meal or to do some shopping, wait to do it after you've gone through security. It is unnecessary to do these in the departures hall, You will be far less vulnerable after going through security than in the areas of the airport that everyone has access to. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • great advice Ask Phil almost 7 years ago
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    Agree with Phil - wouldnt go around chanting USA or burning effygies of Osama.

    The Middle East can still be a safe destination - except Cairo and Syria at the moment, plus I wouldnt go to Yemen personally. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    For your reference, Sam Araz and others, Brunei is not in the Middle East... :) over 6 years ago

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    Brunei is probably one of the safest place on earth to visit. Check out www.bruneiair.com for some info. I always recommend people who wants to visit to come during the Eid festival (after fasting month) as the palace are open to public for usually 3days. Its a meet and greet session with the ruler himself. They even provide you with lunch inside the palace. Check out the uluulu national park resort as well. You only need about 2 to 3 days in Brunei then head up to Sabah (part of Malaysia) and or the rest of Borneo Island! over 6 years ago

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    Yup, really really safe. Crime rate is also the lowest in asia. over 6 years ago

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