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Encyclopedia > Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan
بندر سري بگاوان
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Coordinates: 4.9167°40′N 114.9167°25′E / 5.583, 115.333
Country Flag of Brunei Brunei
 - Total 100.36 km² (38.7 sq mi)
Time zone   (UTC+8)
Mean solar time UTC+07:39:00
Website: http://www.municipal-bsb.gov.bn/

Bandar Seri Begawan, (Malay: Bandar Seri Begawan, Jawi: بندر سري بگاوان ) estimated population 46,229 (1991), is the capital and largest city of the Sultanate of Brunei. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mosque_bsb_brunei. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Solar time is based on the idea that, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, it is noon. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... The Jawi alphabet. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ...



The origin of habitation on the banks of the Brunei River can be traced back to the 7th century where there had been settlements similar to those in Kampong Ayer, located on areas close to the present site of the Brunei Museum.

Seri Begawan was named after the Sultan's late father Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien on October 5th 1970, its original name being Bandar Brunei (Begawan is a name given to Bruneian monarchs who have abdicated, originally coming from the Sanskrit word for "god"). Bandar, comes from Persian بندر and means "port" or "haven" (bandar means "town" in Malay). October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bandar (in Persian بندر) is a Persian word meaning port and haven. Etymologically it combines Persian بند Band (enclosed) and در dar (gate, door) meaning an enclosed area (i. ... Farsi redirects here. ...

On August 1st, 2007, The Sultan of Brunei gave consent for the extension of Bandar Seri Begawan to an area ten times bigger than its original size, from 12.87 square kilometres to 100.36 square kilometres. For a list of the included villages and mukims see "Expansion of the City" below.


The city produces furniture, textiles, handicrafts, and timber. For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... A handicraft shop in Delhi-India, other opction is Apus-Inka. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood...


Bandar Seri Begawan is located at 4.890338°N, 114.942457°E, on the northern bank of Brunei River with the downtown part located precisely on the confluence of Brunei River the population of the Bandar seri begawan is 80,000 the metro is 367,912 people The Brunei River is a river which flows through Brunei and empties into the Brunei Bay. ...


The climate of Bandar Seri Begawan is sub-tropical (14-32 degrees celcius) hot and humid dry season on May until late August. Mild,humid,fog and changeable weather between August until May (14-26)



The capital is connected to the western part of the country by road. To get to the eastern part of Brunei (Temburong) it is necessary to travel through Sarawak which is in Malaysia, via the town of Limbang which is accessed by the Kuala Lurah land terminal. To get to Bandar Seri Begawan from the west, access is via Miri town in Sarawak via the Sungai Tujuh land terminal and then along the coastal highway. For the river, see Sarawak River. ... Limbang is a border town and the capital of Limbang District in the Limbang Division of northern Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Borneo island. ... For other uses, see Miri (disambiguation). ...


Jalan Sultan (Sultan Road) in Bandar Seri Begawan.
Jalan Sultan (Sultan Road) in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Brunei International Airport, the international airport, serves the whole of Brunei. It is 11 km from the town centre and can be reached in 10 minutes via the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Highway. Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ...


A water taxi service known 'penambang' is used for transportation between downtown Bandar Seri Begawan to Kampong Ayer. A speedboat is used for passengers travelling to and from Bangar and Limbang. Categories: Stub | Boat types ... Bangar is a city in Brunei, and the capital of Temburong district. ... Limbang is a border town and the capital of Limbang District in the Limbang Division of northern Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Borneo island. ...

Places of interest and tourism sites

Places of interest include the Royal Ceremonial Hall or Lapau, Royal Regalia Building, the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, the Malay Technology Museum, and the Brunei History Center. The Lapau is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, across the Royal Regalia Building and the Brunei History Centre. ...

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, built in 1958, features a golden dome and an interior of Italian marble walls, carpeting and an elevator. It also has tunnels, which are used by the Sultan on journeys through the town. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...

The city incorporates a nearby water village, Kampung Ayer, which has houses on stilts and stretches out into the sea for about 500 meters (1,640 ft). The Malay Technology Museum contains exhibits about water village architecture. A rather common sight in Kampong Ayer The Water Village (Malay: Kampong Ayer) is a district of Bruneis capital city Bandar Seri Begawan. ...

Expansion of the city

The expanded Bandar Seri Begawan will encompass more villages and mukims. They are: Mukim Kianggeh including Kg Kianggeh, Berangan, Jalan Tasek Lama, Mabohai/Tungkadeh, Melabau, Kumbang Pasang, Padang Baru, Pusar Ulak and Tumasek; Mukim Gadong including Kiulap, Kiarong, Menglait, Batu Bersurat/ Pengkalan Gadong, Mata Mata (which does not include Perpindahan Mata-Mata or Mata-Mata housing scheme) and Beribi; Mukim Kilanas including Madewa, Tasek Meradun, Bunut and Perpindahan Bunut; Mukim Berakas 'A' including Pulaie, Anggerek Desa, Pancha Delima, Orang Kaya Besar Imas, Delima Satu, Serusop, Jaya Setia, Jaya Bakti and Burong Pinggai Berakas; Mukim Berakas 'B' including Manggis I, Manggis II, Madang, Sungai Akar and the area of the Berakas International Airport; Mukim Kota Batu including Sungai Lampai/Pintu Malim, Kota Batu, Pelambayan, Subok and Belimbing.

Also, areas in Kg Ayer will also come inside the Bandar Seri Begawan expansion. They are: Mukim Sungai Kedayan including Bukit Salat, Sumbiling Lama, Sungai Kedayan 'A', Sungai Kedayan 'B', Ujong Tanjong and Kuala Peminyak; Mukim Tamoi including Tamoi Ujong, Tamoi Tengah, Pengiran Kerma Indera Lama, Pengiran Tajuddin Hitam, Ujong Bukit/Limbongan, Pengiran Bendahara Lama; Mukim Burong Pingai Ayer including Burong Pingai Ayer, Lurong Dalam, Pandai Besi 'A', Pandai Besi 'B', Sungai Pandan 'A', Sungai Pandan 'B', and Pengiran Setia Negara, Pekan Lama; Mukim Peramu including Peramu, Pekilong Muara, Bakut Pengiran Siraja Muda ' A', Bakut Pengiran Siraja Muda 'B', Bakut Berumput and Lurong Sikuna; Mukim Saba including Saba Tengah, Saba Ujong, Saba Laut, Saba Darat 'A' and Saba Darat 'B'. Mukim Sungai Kebun including Setia 'A', Sungai Siamas/Ujong Klinik, Setia 'B' Sungai Kebun, Bolkiah 'A' and Bolkiah 'B'.[1]


All levels of education are available in Bandar Seri Begawan from kindergarten to tertiary level. Among notable schools in the capital are St. George's School, St. Andrew's School, International School, Brunei (ISB), Chung Hwa Middle School, Jerudong International School,Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan and Institut Tahfiz Al Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah(ITQSHHB) St. ... Jerudong International School is a British International school in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. ...

In Popular Culture

Anthony Burgess (February 25, 1917 – November 22, 1993) was a British novelist, critic and composer. ... Devil of a State is a 1961 novel by Anthony Burgess based on his experience living and working in Bandar Seri Begawan in the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, in 1958-59. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...


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