Brunei – A Brief History

From the 14th to the 16th centuries Brunei Darussalam was the seat of a powerful sultanate extending over Sabah, Sarawak and the lower Philippines. Thus, the current Sultan represents one of the oldest continuously ruling dynasties in the world. By the 19th century, the Brunei Darussalam Empire had been whittled away by wars, piracy and … Read more Brunei – A Brief History

Culture & Sports

The official language is Malay. Other languages include English and Chinese (various dialects). Brunei’s culture mainly derived from the Old Malay World, which encompassed the Malay Archipelago and from this stemmed what is known as the Malay Civilisation. Based on historical facts, various cultural elements and foreign civilisations had a hand in influencing the culture … Read more Culture & Sports

Festivals & Holidays

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Festivals In Brunei festivals are always celebrated with colour, enthusiasm and happiness. Young and old from different races come together in a spirit of unity that we are justifiably proud of. We invite you to join us, and enjoy the unique traditions that have been passed down to us by preceeding generations. National Day Celebrations … Read more Festivals & Holidays

Economy of Brunei

General Overview Land, Labour and Capital Primary Resources External Trade Banking Employment Brunei Darussalam is still very much dependent on revenues from crude oil and natural gas to finance its development programmes. Aside from this, Brunei Darussalam also receives income from rents, royalties, corporate tax and dividends. Due to the non-renewable nature of oil and … Read more Economy of Brunei

Brunei Water Village

The Water Village (Kampong Ayer) is a district of Brunei’s capital city Bandar Seri Begawan. 30,000 people live in the Water Village. This represents roughly ten percent of the nation’s total population. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts above the Brunei River. The Water Village consists of over 3000 structures including … Read more Brunei Water Village