Country Overview

Facts and Figures

OFFICIAL NAME: Negara Brunei Darussalam (The Country of Brunei, Abode of Peace) FLAG: Yellow... 

Temburong

The call of a proboscis monkey. The thrill of a speedboat cutting through jungle... 

Kuala Belait

Birthplace of the nation’s wealth. Home of the oil industry. Brunei’s... 

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Nature

Beaches

Stretching the full length of Brunei’s coastline is a pristine, sun-drenched ribbon... 

Adventure Activities

From mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, sport fishing, wreck and... 

Rainforest

The island of Borneo is synonymous with raw, unspoiled nature and Brunei, situated... 

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Heritage

History

Ancient history There is archaeological evidence that early modern humans were present in Borneo 40,000 years ago. These early settlers were later replaced by successive waves of Austronesian migrants, whose descendants form the many ethnic and cultural groups living in Borneo today, alongside more recent immigrants from China, Indonesia, the Philippines... [Read more of this review]

Monuments and Landmarks

A glittering example of Brunei’s majestic royal heritage, Istana Nurul Iman is the Sultan’s lavish home in the capital and is the largest residential palace in the world. Situated on the top of a hill overlooking the city, the palace is an enigmatic symbol of Brunei’s enduring monarchy and seat of the nation’s government. Nearby, the Mausoleum... [Read more of this review]

Islamic Heritage

With over two thirds of its population professing the Islamic faith, Brunei is ruled according to the national philosophy of the Malay Islamic Monarchy, intertwining Malay traditions with Islam and deep-rooted respect for the nation’s monarchy. Bruneians practice a devout but tolerant brand of Islam, which encompasses sincere respect and devotion,... [Read more of this review]

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