Brunei Darussalam

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Official Name: 

Negara Brunei Darussalam

Area: 
5,765 km2

Population: 
393,162

Capital: 
Bandar Seri Begawan

Language(s): 
Malay, English and Chinese

Religion(s): 
Islam, Buddhism and Christianity

Currency: 
Brunei Dollar (BND)

Anthem: 
Allah Peliharakan Sultan (Allah Bless the Sultan)

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Petroleum, Petroleum Refining, Liquefied Natural Gas, Construction

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Fruits, Chickens

EXPORT: Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refined Product

Tour Info

Tourism Development Department

Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Bandar Seri Begawan BB 3910 Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673 238 2822 
Fax: +673 238 2807 

www.bruneitourism.travel

Negara Brunei Darussalam

Located on the island of Borneo, Brunei is one of the smallest nations in ASEAN covering 5,765 square kilometers. It is an oil rich sultanate that obtained independence in 1984. The country is a sovereign, independent, democratic Islamic Monarchy.

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Information

Official Name: 

Negara Brunei Darussalam

Area: 
5,765 km2

Population: 
393,162

Capital: 
Bandar Seri Begawan

Language(s): 
Malay, English and Chinese

Religion(s): 
Islam, Buddhism and Christianity

Currency: 
Brunei Dollar (BND)

Anthem: 
Allah Peliharakan Sultan (Allah Bless the Sultan)

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Petroleum, Petroleum Refining, Liquefied Natural Gas, Construction

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Fruits, Chickens

EXPORT: Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refined Product

Tour Info

Tourism Development Department

Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Bandar Seri Begawan BB 3910 Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673 238 2822 
Fax: +673 238 2807 

www.bruneitourism.travel

Negara Brunei Darussalam

Located on the island of Borneo, Brunei is one of the smallest nations in ASEAN covering 5,765 square kilometers. It is an oil rich sultanate that obtained independence in 1984. The country is a sovereign, independent, democratic Islamic Monarchy. It offers tourists grand mosques, river cruises, and virgin rainforests that cover 70% of the country.

The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is dominated by the picturesque Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. The Istana Nurul Iman is the most impressive site in Brunei for it is the world's largest residential palace. The sculptures nearby celebrate ASEAN unity.

The Kampong Ayer, the capital's largest water village, described as the "Venice of the East", is in existence for more than a thousand years. It is the world's largest village on stilts with some 13,162 (Source: Preliminary Report of the Population and Housing Census 2011 Brunei Darussalam, Department of Economic Planning and Development) people living in generally comfortable circumstances across a collection of 39 villages. The Kampong Ayer still mesmerizes Brunei's foreign visitors and the settlement has become of the country's major tourist attractions. The Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery was established to provide tourists a glimpse of Kampong Ayer's celebrated past. The Gallery also has observation tower offering a panoramic view of the water village and the capital city.

The Royal Regalia Building is home to a collection of ceremonial jewels. Brunei History Centre has a display on the history of the Sultans. The Royal Ceremonial Hall, Lapau is where traditional royal ceremonies are normally held. Tasek Lama Recreational Park has natural waterfalls, gardens and a lake. The market, Tamu, located on the banks of the Kianggeh River, is open daily and offers variety of local produce.

Easy access to the rainforest and waterfalls is possible at Wasai Kandal. Jerudong Theme park is an adventure theme park open to the public. The nearby polo complex is one of the world's largest. The Arts and Handicraft Centre in Kota Batu has weaving and silverware displays. The Brunei Museum is located on the Brunei River and has both cultural and natural history displays. The Malay Technology Museum provides an insight into the past lifestyles of the people. The Jame 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in the Gadong area is Brunei's largest mosque. The Bukit Shahbandar Forestry Park provides over 70 forests, ponds, trails and observation towers. Meragang, Serasa and Muara Beaches are popular recreational areas.

Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park in Tutong Disrict is a wildlife sanctuary, a conservation spot for flora and fauna, a recreational center, and a venue for research and education. The park is listed in the ASEAN Heritage Parks and Reserves. The centerpiece is a freshwater lake, which supports a variety of flora and fauna and in the middle of the lake is an island that can be accessed by an elevated wooden walkway. The Park is a popular spot for nature lovers.

The Belait District, particularly Seria, is the heart of the oil and gas industry in Brunei. The Oil and Gas Discovery Centre aims to create awareness of the petroleum industry and stimulate interest in science and technology. The Billionth Barrel Monument is a monument built to commemorate the one billionth barrel of cruide oil that was pumped from the Seria Field in 1991.

Temburong District contains dense forests and patches of land utilized for hill rice. The isolated Rainforest Centre at Kuala Belalong is a focus for learning about the lowland tropical forests. Ulu Temburong National Park, the nation's first, provides access to the rainforest and has recreational and accommodation facilities.

Information

Official Name: 

Negara Brunei Darussalam

Area: 
5,765 km2

Population: 
393,162

Capital: 
Bandar Seri Begawan

Language(s): 
Malay, English and Chinese

Religion(s): 
Islam, Buddhism and Christianity

Currency: 
Brunei Dollar (BND)

Anthem: 
Allah Peliharakan Sultan (Allah Bless the Sultan)

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Petroleum, Petroleum Refining, Liquefied Natural Gas, Construction

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Fruits, Chickens

EXPORT: Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refined Product

Tour Info

Tourism Development Department

Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Bandar Seri Begawan BB 3910 Brunei Darussalam

Tel: +673 238 2822 
Fax: +673 238 2807 

www.bruneitourism.travel

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  • National Day 23 February 2017

    The entire nation of Brunei participates in this joyous occasion, which many citizens prepare for months in advance. Schoolchildren, private sector representatives and civil servants work hand-in-hand rehearsing their parts in flash-card displays and other colourful public gatherings and celebrations, all culminating each year on the 23rd of February.

  • Prophet Muhamad's Birthday 2016 12 December 2016

    This important Islamic holiday does not have a fixed date, but the celebrations of Mawlid, or the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, usually take place in January or February – celebrated during the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar, the Rabi’ al-awwal. On this date the Sultan and the rest of the royal Brunei family typically lead a procession throughout Bandar Seri Begawan to mark the occasion.

  • Hari Raya Aidil Adha 23 September 2015

    Hari Raya Aidil Adha

  • Borneo Bird Race 2015 15 September 2015

    Borneo Bird Race 2015

  • Hari Raya Aidilfitri (End of Ramadhan) From 18 July 2015 - 20 July 2015

    To mark the end of Ramadhan, Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri...

  • His Majesty the Sultan's Birthday From 15 July 2015 - 15 July 2015

    This is one of the most important events in the calendar. The celebration goes on for 2 weeks...

  • Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day From 31 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

    This is a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces...

  • Isra Mikraj 16 May 2015

    Isra Mikraj

  • 16th Borneo Island International Bike Festival (BIIBBF) 03 May 2015

    16th Borneo Island International Bike Festival (BIIBBF)

  • Flavour of BIMP-EAGA 01 May 2015

    Flavour of BIMP-EAGA

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