Brunei

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The Sultan Omar Ali Saifudding Mosque, Brunei
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei

A Little Geography...

  • A small Muslim nation on the north-west of Borneo island, Brunei is surrounded by and spilt in two by the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the south. The South China Sea forms its northern coast.
  • With a population of just 410,000, oil exports make this one of the world’s wealthiest nations.
  • The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is a port.
  • The official name, Negara Brunei Darussalem means the Country of Brunei, Abode of Peace.
  • Brunei has no railway but has a high car ownership of one car for each 2.09 people. Fortunately, the price of petrol is very low!

A Little History...

  • Brunei was a British Protectorate from 1888 until independence in 1984.
  • Brunei has been ruled by a Sultan since 1370 and became wealthy from trade between China and Malaysia, prior to the discovery of huge oil reserves at Seria in 1929.

And Some Interesting Facts...

  • The magnificent Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (pictured above) has a gold leaf covered dome and was built with Italian marble, Belgian carpets and English chandeliers.
  • The Sultan of Brunei is one of the world’s richest men. It is thought that he owns 2500 cars, including a gold plated Rolls Royce!
  • The Istana, or Sultan’s Residence, is the world’s largest palace with 1800 rooms.
  • Proboscis monkeys, with their distinctive long, floppy noses live in the mangrove forest by the palace.

Proboscis monkeys
Proboscis monkeys

  • Kampong Ayer is the world’s largest water village and is home to around 30,000 people. They live in houses built on stilts in a river!

Kampong Ayer, water village in Brunei
Kampong Ayer, water village in Brunei

  • Ulu Tembourong National Park is a pristine rainforest. It is home to the Rajah Brooke birdwing, a beautiful black and emerald butterfly. It is named after the ‘White Rajah’, James Brooke, who ruled Sarawak in the 19th century.
  • The durian fruit, which is native to Brunei, smells like rotten onions but tastes like fruit custard!
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