Brunei Darussalam (Brunei, the Abode of Peace) is a small, prosperous, stable and peaceful oil rich Kingdom located on the northern shores of theisl and of Borneo, which it shares with Malaysia and Indonesia.
As an Islamic country, alcohol consumption in public is banned and there is no sale of alcohol in Brunei. Non-Muslims are allowed to purchase a limited amount of alcohol from their point of embarkation overseas for their own private consumption.
Brunei is full of hidden wonders of nature and that's the reason why we're called the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures.
Brunei is a very rich country. The Sultan of Brunei is, depending on the stock market and various international economies and exchange rates, the wealthiest individual in the world. He alone controls the country's vast oil and natural gas reserves and is worth an estimated $40 billion.
With plenty of greenery, fresh and invigorating pollution free air, a healthy environment free of tropical diseases, no traffic jams and one of the lowest crime rates in the world, Brunei is a welcoming and rejuvenating experience.
Istana Nurul Iman
The Istana Nurul Iman is considered to be the largest residential palace in the world. The golden domes and vaulted roofs of this palace are built in Malay Muslim architecture.
Overlooking Sungai Brunei, the Brunei Museum is located approximately five kilometres east of central Bandar Seri Begawan. The Islamic Art Gallery is particularly interesting as it has some stunning exhibits including rare Islamic manuscripts and artefacts dating back to the ninth and tenth centuries.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifudd
This mosque is one of the most striking mosque in the South East Asia region.
The Kampong Ayer is also known as the Water Village. The place is well-appointed with all modern facilities and has century old houses, schools, shops, eateries, clinics and a mosque.
Bandar Seri Begawan
This capital city has many frequently visited tourist spots like Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Kampung Ayer, Brunei Museum, Malay Technology Museum, Kota Batu, Arts and Handicrafts Center, Istana Nurul Iman, House of Twelve Roofs, Yayasan Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah commercial complex, The Royal Regalia Building, Brunei History Centre etc.
The Brunei River is a river which flows through Brunei and empties into Brunei Bay towards the North-east direction.
Muara Port, which is Brunei Darussalam’s main port and the Gateway for Trade, has been and will continue to strive to develop and improve its infrastructure as well as its services and service levels in order to meet the national demands. Muara Port is also going full speed ahead in its effort to develop and enhance its transshipment activities.
About 12 kilometers (7 miles) southwest of Bandar Seri Begawan is Wasai Kandal. In reality, it is a forest area with waterfalls and pools. Do not miss out on the beautiful Air Terjun Tinggi waterfalls.
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Language :Malay (official), English, Chinese
Currency: The Brunei dollar
Religion: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%
Climate: tropical; hot, humid, rainy