Abode of Peace

Brunei Darus­salam is a coun­try rich in cul­ture and her­itage. It is a small, peace­ful, pros­per­ous king­dom on the north­ern shore of the eco­log­i­cally-rich is­land of Bor­neo. Come and dis­cover Brunei, a King­dom of Un­ex­pected Trea­sures.

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Brunei is ar­guably best known to­day as an oil pro­duc­ing coun­try. The na­tion be­came in­de­pen­dent in 1984 and, thanks to its large re­serves of oil and gas, now has one of the high­est stan­dards of liv­ing in the world. Its pop­u­la­tion of just over 408,000 is made up of two-thirds eth­nic Malay, with the re­main­der be­ing Chi­nese, In­dian and other in­dige­nous groups. The Sul­tanate has four dis­tricts: Brunei-muara

(which in­cludes the cap­i­tal Ban­dar Seri Be­gawan), Tem­burong, Tu­tong and Be­lait. ‘Darus­salam’, the Ara­bic word for ‘Abode of Peace’ de­scribes Brunei’s Is­lamic his­tory that dates back some 1,500 years. To­day, Brunei re­mains the world’s only Malay Is­lamic Monar­chy with an un­bro­ken royal lin­eage that has ruled the na­tion for the past 600 years.

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