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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  • Brunei Darussalam's Hari Raya Aidil Adha 2018 22 August 2018

    The holier of the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar (Hari Raya Puasa is the other one), Aidil Adha commemorates Ibrahim's obedience to Allah's commandment to sacrifice his son.

  • His Majesty The Sultan's Birthday 2018 15 July 2018

    A birthday party for the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, is bound to be a lavish occasion.

  • Brunei Darussalam's Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018 15 June 2018

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

  • Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day 2018 31 May 2018

    This is a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces. The celebration includes parachute shows and exhibitions, battle demonstrations, military parades and artillery displays.

  • Brunei Darussalam's National Day 2018 23 February 2018

    The entire nation of Brunei participates in this joyous occasion, which many citizens prepare for months in advance.

  • 1st Day of Hijra Islamic New Year 21 September 2017

    The first day of Hijra, or Islamic New Year, coincides with the first day of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

  • Brunei Darussalam's Hari Raya Aidil Adha 02 September 2017

    The holier of the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar (Hari Raya Puasa is the other one), Aidil Adha commemorates Ibrahim's obedience to Allah's commandment to sacrifice his son. At the last minute, the Angel Jibra'il replaced the sacrifice with a sheep. To celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Adha, families sacrifice a sheep, dividing the meat between the family, relatives, and the poor and needy.

  • His Majesty the Sultan's Birthday 2017 15 July 2017

    A birthday party for the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, is bound to be a lavish occasion. This royal birthday rolls around every July 15th and is one of the most important events in the Brunei national calendar, with activities and events held nationwide.

  • Brunei Darussalam's Hari Raya Aidilfitri From 25 June 2017 - 26 June 2017

    To mark the end of Ramadhan, Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The day begins with morning prayers at the mosques, followed by a hearty meal of ketupat (rice cakes), lontong, rendang, satay and cookies. The highlight will definitely be the"open house" at the palace, whereby the Sultan and the royal family will welcome the public to enjoy the celebration in one of the largest residential palace in the world.

  • Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day 2017 31 May 2017

    This is a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces. The celebration includes parachute shows and exhibitions, battle demonstrations, military parades and artillery displays.

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