Brunei Sightseeing Places

Brunei Landmarks

Best time to go to Brunei The weather is not a factor that is given much attention when traveling to Brunei: it is always warm and wet. The official rainy season is between September and January, when the weather conditions are even warmer and wetter. Shops close earlier during Ramadan, when all Muslims have to fast between sunrise and sunset. It is worth considering planning your trip outside of this…

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Political System of Brunei

Brunei Army

Since 1984, Brunei has been an independent Sultanate with Islam as a state religion. The constitution is from 1959, with the most recent change in 2004. The Sultan is assisted by four councils, the religious council, a judicial council (privy council), the council of ministers and the council of succession. A 21-member legislative council met in 2004 for the first time since 1984. The Council presented proposals for a number…

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History of Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan stood ready in 1958 and is considered the country's largest landmark.

Little is known about Brunei’s oldest history, but it is known that Islam was introduced in the 15th century. In the 16th century, Brunei was an important trading center with dominion all over Borneo. In 1580, the Spaniards took Brunei. They were later expelled, but eventually the influence of the Sultanate was diminished by the Portuguese and later by the Dutch; at the beginning of the 19th century it covered…

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Economy and Business in Brunei

petroleum revenues

Brunei is a rich country with oil and gas revenues as a base. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.3 per cent in 2017. GDP per capita is USD 78,200 (2017). With this, Brunei is in eighth place over the country with the highest GDP per capita. Of the ASEAN countries, only Singapore has a higher per capita GDP. Unemployment is 6.9 per cent (2017). Brunei ranks number 39 out…

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Brunei

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei is a small sultanate in Southeast Asia. It is located on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo and consists of two parts separated by the Limbang district of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which the country is enclosed by. Brunei has a coastline towards the South China Sea. Brunei is slightly larger than Østfold county and is the only independent state that is entirely located on Borneo.…

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Geography of Brunei

Geography of Brunei

Brunei comprises two parts separated by the Limbang Valley in Sarawak (Malaysia) on the northwestern part of the island of Borneo. The western part of the country consists mainly of low hills and swamps, drained by the rivers Belait, Tutong and Brunei. The eastern part, which includes Temburong’s river basin, is characterized by high ridge. Geography and environment Brunei consists of two parts that are not adjacent to each other.…

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