LIVING IN BRUNEI
On the northwest coast of the island of Borneo lies Brunei, an independent Sultanate filled with beaches and jungles. Brunei, shares Borneo with parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. Though small, because of its oil and gas reserves, Brunei is a very rich country.
Panaga School lies at the southern end of Brunei close to the border with Malaysia. It is situated within the Brunei Shell Petroleum camp and staff enjoy the opportunities that being part of this community afford, these include access to the Panaga Club sports facilities, a safe environment and an active outdoors lifestyle. For those that enjoy nature, the rainforest and scuba diving are easily accessible.
Whilst initial contracts at the school are for two years, such is the lifestyle offered that most staff stay beyond this period and many staff stay for several years.
The tropical climate in Brunei offers average temperatures ranging between 28-32C (82-88F) throughout the year. But during the monsoon season (between November and January), temperatures are generally cooler, with more frequent rainfalls in the afternoon.
Brunei is composed of a mixture of Southeast Asian ethnic groups. About two-thirds of the population is Malay, nearly one-fifth is Chinese, and the remainder are indigenous peoples. But all groups get along to help maintain a safe, stable and secure country governed by a monarchy that has been serving for over 600 years.
To find out more about living in Brunei see the additional information on this page and the Outpost Brunei website.
Outpost is staffed by Shell accompanying partners and provides information and support for staff moving to and living in Brunei.
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