IELTS Testing Centres in Brunei
In total, there is one test location in Brunei that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.
There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
British Council – CFBT Brunei
Street Address: Registration address 1st Floor, Unit 8, Block C, Kiarong Complex Lebuhraya Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
Telephone Number: +673 2451905
Contact Email: [email protected]
Website URL: http://www.cfbt.org/bn/
List of cities in Brunei where you can take the IELTS tests
- Bandar Seri Begawan
More about Brunei
- COUNTRYVV: Overview of labor market in Brunei, including latest unemployment rate and youth unemployment. Also covers job distribution by economic sectors, such as public sector, finance and hotels and restaurants.
The territory of Brunei became in 1888 a British protectorate of great importance for the wealth of oil fields. After the Second World War, the country began an independence policy, obtaining, in 1959, partial autonomy from the United Kingdom and adhering to the Malaysian federation project until 1963, when it withdrew its membership. It achieved full independence in 1984, but asked Great Britain to leave a battalion of Gurkha in place, to defend the borders. In the same year the sultanate entered ASEAN and the Commonwealth. In 1985, the Energy Control Council was created to oversee operations related to the oil sector. The decision to transform Brunei into an Islamic state made coexistence between the two main ethnic groups difficult (Malays 70%; Chinese 17%). A certain discontent manifested itself in particular in the Chinese minority (mainly Buddhist) who, not feeling sufficiently protected by the new political order, preferred to emigrate. Starting in the 1980s, however, the sovereign Muda Hassanal Bolkiah (in power since 1967) developed a policy of openness with neighboring countries, also entering into military agreements with Malaysia. In 1992 Brunei joined the Non-Aligned Movement, signed a treaty with the other ASEAN countries which provided for the birth of a common market and, in 1995, IMF. In 2004, the sultan allowed parliament to meet after a twenty-year suspension.
The rainforest provides shelter for numerous animals (monkeys, birds and reptiles). Protected areas represent 32.4% of the territory and include nature reserves, wildlife reserves and the Tasek Merimbun National Parks, which includes numerous lakes fed by the Tutong River during the rainy season, and Ulu Temburong, a forest area that covers the upper course of the Temburong. During periods of drought, there are intense smoke accumulations caused by forest fires in Indonesia.
The fundamental resource of the Brunei economy is represented by the exploitation of hydrocarbons (oil and natural gas). In 1929, Shell began the exploitation of a large oil field and today its export allows the country to have a GDP of US $ 10,546 million (2009), with a GDP per capita (US $ 26,325 in 2009) among the highest. of the continent; the standard of living is particularly high. The fluctuation in hydrocarbon prices, however, strongly affects the economy of Brunei: in the late 1990s, in conjunction with the crisis in the Asian markets, the country experienced a period of recession and for some years (until 2006) had a slow growth, below the average of the other ASEAN members (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). In view of the exhaustion of oil resources, as early as the mid-1980s, the government launched a series of five-year development plans aimed at diversifying the economy. Agriculture is not very technologically advanced and only a small portion of the land area is used for arable and arborescent crops. One of the main objectives of the government is to achieve gradual food self-sufficiency through the introduction of new techniques. Rice is produced, consumed locally, and small quantities of coconuts, cassava and tropical fruits. A rational exploitation of considerable forest resources has also begun to emerge. Fishing provides a moderate contribution to the population’s nutrition while farming is poorly developed. The secondary sector is dominated by onshore and offshore hydrocarbon extraction. Only a small part of the oil is processed locally, the rest is sent to the port of Lutong or Miri in Sarawak, where it is refined and exported. Natural gas, extracted from the Seria field, is directed to Lumut where one of the largest gas liquefaction plants in the world is in operation. In addition, various manufacturing activities were promoted through the establishment of “industrial parks” intended to process the main local products (oil, rubber and timber). The five-year plans have also led to the development of the construction sector, thanks to government investments in infrastructure; these measures are also aimed at attracting foreign capital to be directed in the fields of new technologies, information and services. Tourism, in particular ecotourism, and financial activities, encouraged by the authorities, feed the tertiary sector, which accounts for half of the GDP. The main trading partner is Japan; the rest of the imports come from the United States and the ASEAN states. At the infrastructural level, the road arteries are underdeveloped and connect the coastal cities, which host the main seaports. Internal communications, on the other hand, take place through waterways. The only international airport is located in the capital. Check shoefrantics to see Brunei As a Destination.