Brunei is made up of two distinguishable sections, an estimated
of 30km (19 miles) apart. Both areas are bordered by the South China
Sea to the north, and by the Malaysian province of Sarawak all around
the other sides.
The Eastern Brunei consists of a coastal plain rising to a height
of 1841m (6038ft) at Bukit Pagon while Western Brunei is composed
of hilly lowlands.
A majority of Brunei is still covered by dense jungle. Only 15%
of the country is cultivated, resulting in Brunei having to import
80% of its food requirements.
Brunei does not have significant wet and dry seasons. Rainfall occurs
throughout the year; heaviest between September and January. Temperatures
are consistently between 24°C (75°F) and 31°C (88°F) with an average
humidity of 79%.
These features contribute to making Brunei a pretty warm and sticky
place to stay in.