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Welcome To Brunei
Country number
27
Selected MR Agencies
  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Brunei

The power of The Sultanate of Brunei was at its peak from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. The Sultanate's suzerainty extended over the coastal regions of modern-day Sarawak and Sabah, the Sulu archipelago, and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo. Both Spain and Sarawak's White Rajahs took territory from it, resulting in its current small landmass and separation into two parts by 1888 when it became a British protectorate, remaining so until 1984. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Brunei and Malaysia

Sep 22
Still looking for that killer session or stand-out moment of inspiration, DRNO's roving / raving reporter Nick Thomas continues to avoid the methodological and technology-related papers at the 70th Congress in Amsterdam. Part 2 of 4. Sep 22 2017
Sep 21
Tokyo, Japan-based online specialist Macromill has acquired US-based research agency Acturus through its MetrixLab US subsidiary. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sep 21 2017


6 current Brunei and Malaysian jobs including:

Client Service Executive, Malaysia, $US 15,000 - (posted Aug 17 2017)
Senior Manager, Malaysia, $US 52,000 - (posted Jul 19 2017)
Research Director (Quantitative), Kuala Lumpur, c.$US 49,000 - (posted Jul 19 2017)
Director of Loyalty, Kuala Lumpur, c.$US 49,000 + bonus - (posted Jul 19 2017)


Fast Facts
Map of Brunei
CAPITAL: Bandar Seri Begawan
GOVERNMENT: Constitutional Sultanate
AREA: 5,770 sq km
POPULATION: 388,190 (July 2009 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Malay (Official), as well as Chinese and English
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Brunei
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Brunei


Stilt Life The Water Village is an area of Brunei's capital that is situated in the middle of the Brunei river. 10% of the population (39,000 people!) live in the Water Village, inhabiting buildings that are constructed on stilts. The village is really made up of several small communities, linked by more than 29,140 metres of foot bridges linking over 4,200 structures that include homes, mosques, restaurants, shops, a school and a hospital. You can see what the communities look like here.

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Brunei in Profile

The power of The Sultanate of Brunei was at its peak from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. The Sultanate's suzerainty extended over the coastal regions of modern-day Sarawak and Sabah, the Sulu archipelago, and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo. Both Spain and Sarawak's White Rajahs took territory from it, resulting in its current small landmass and separation into two parts by 1888 when it became a British protectorate, remaining so until 1984.

This small, wealthy economy is a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for nearly half of its GDP. Substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic production.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $20.54 billion (PPP) (2008 est.), ($54,100 per capita)

Religions The official religion of Brunei is Islam (67%). Other religions practised are Buddhism (13%) and Christianity (10%).

Currency: Brunei Dollar (BND) (1 BND = 0.48 EUR)

Telephone Code: +673

Research Industry

We're not aware of an MR association in Brunei - please tell us if you know otherwise!

Overview of Trade and Industry

According to the CIA World Factbook, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea and the US are the biggest Export partners of Brunei, with Exports totalling $8.25 billion in 2007. Key exports include crude oil, natural gas and garments.

Brunei's key Imports are machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food and chemicals, and their ma'n Import Partners are the UK, Singapore and Malaysia, with Imports totalling $2.055 billion in 2007. The key industries in Brunei are petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas and construction.

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