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Encyclopedia > Brunei
بروني دارالسلام
Negara Brunei Darussalam
State of Brunei, Abode of Peace
Flag of Brunei Coat of arms of Brunei
Flag Coat of arms
Motto"Always in service with God's guidance"  (translation)
AnthemAllah Peliharakan Sultan
God Bless the Sultan

Capital
(and largest city)
Bandar Seri Begawan
Official languages Malay
Demonym Bruneian
Government Absolute Islamic Sultanate
 -  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Independence
 -  End of
British occupation
January 1, 1984 
Area
 -  Total 5,765 km² (172th)
2,226 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 8.6
Population
 -  November 2007 estimate 374,577 
 -  Density 65/km² (127th)
168/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 -  Total $10.199 billion (138th)
 -  Per capita $24,826 (26th)
HDI (2007) 0.894 (high) (30th)
Currency Brunei dollar (BND)
Time zone (UTC+8.1)
Internet TLD .bn
Calling code +6731
1 Also 080 from East Malaysia

Brunei Darussalam, (pronounced /bruːˈnaɪ/ in English) officially the State of Brunei, Abode of Peace (Malay: Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi: برني دارالسلام), is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and in fact it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak. Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The national flag of Brunei was adopted on September 29, 1959 when the country was a British protectorate, and was retained when the country gained full independence on January 1, 1984, as Brunei Darussalam (State of Brunei, Abode of Peace). ... The National Crest of Brunei is featured prominently on the Flag of Brunei. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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Brunei, the remnant of a very powerful sultanate, regained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. For other uses, see Sultan (disambiguation). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Brunei

The Sultanate of Brunei was very powerful from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century.[citation needed] Its realm extended over the coastal regions of modern-day Sarawak and Sabah, the Sulu archipelago, and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo. European influence gradually brought an end to this regional power. Later, there was a brief war with Spain, in which Brunei's capital was occupied. Eventually the sultanate was victorious but lost territories to Spain. The decline of the Bruneian Empire culminated in the nineteenth century when Brunei lost much of its territory to the White Rajahs of Sarawak, resulting in its current small landmass and separation into two parts. Brunei was a British protectorate from 1888 to 1984. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A sultan (Arabic: سلطان) is an Islamic monarch ruling under the terms of shariah. ... For the river, see Sarawak River. ... For other uses, see Sabah (disambiguation). ... Sulu Archipelago is an island chain in the southwest Philippines. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... In international relations, a regional power is a state that has power within a geographic region. ... The Bruneian empire was founded in the early 7th century on the island of Borneo in South East Asia. ... The White Rajahs refer to a dynasty that founded and ruled the Kingdom of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946. ... For the river, see Sarawak River. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ...


There was a small rebellion against the monarchy during the 1960s, which was suppressed by the United Kingdom. This event became known as the Brunei Revolt and was partly responsible for the failure to create the North Borneo Federation. The rebellion also affected Brunei's decision to opt out of the Malaysian Federation and was the first stage of the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation. For other uses, see Rebel (disambiguation) and Rebellion (disambiguation). ... For the documentary series, see Monarchy (TV series). ... Combatants United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Malaya Brunei Parti Rakyat Brunei Indonesia Commanders General Sir Nigel Poett Yassin Affandi Strength  ?  ? Casualties  ?  ? The Brunei Revolt broke out on December 8, 1962 and was led by Yassin Affandi and his armed rebels. ... The flag of the North Borneo Federation The North Borneo Federation (NBF) was a proposed political entity which would have comprised the British Colonies of Sarawak, British North Borneo and the protectorate of Brunei. ... Motto: Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu Unity Is Strength1 Anthem: Negaraku My Country1 Capital (and largest city) Kuala Lumpur Official languages Malay2  Demonym Malaysian Government Federal constitutional monarchy and Parliamentary democracy  -  Yang di-Pertuan Agong Mizan Zainal Abidin  -  Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Independence  -  from the United Kingdom (Malaya only... The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation was an intermittent war over the future of the island of Borneo, between British-backed Malaysia and Indonesia in 1962–1966. ...


Politics and government

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei.
Main article: Politics of Brunei

The Sultanate of Brunei was founded when Sharif Ali of Hejadz married the local Brunei princess. He brought Islam and founded many mosques in Brunei. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, whose title has passed within the same dynasty since the fifteenth century, is the head of state and head of government in Brunei. The Sultan is advised by several councils and a cabinet of ministers although he is effectively the supreme ruler. The media is extremely pro-government and the Royal family retains a venerated status within the country. Brunei is an absolute monarchy and the king has absolute power. There is no elected legislative body. In September 2004, the Sultan convened an appointed Parliament which had not met since independence in 1984, although it lacks any capacity beyond advising the monarch. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1910x2800, 968 KB) Summary Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, during a visit to the Pentagon on December 16, 2002. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1910x2800, 968 KB) Summary Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, during a visit to the Pentagon on December 16, 2002. ... // Government Under Bruneis 1959 constitution, His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, is the head of state with full executive authority, including emergency powers since 1962. ... His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, GCB GCMG (born July 15, 1946) is the 29th Sultan of Brunei, the eldest son of His Majesty Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the previous Sultan of Brunei, and Her Majesty Raja... The Sultan of Brunei is the head of state of Brunei. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically in a monarchy. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ...


The country has been under an Internal Security Act since a rebellion in the early 1960s was put down by British troops from Singapore. Arrests under the internal security act are still commonplace.[1] In the wake of World War II, a number of countries around the world introduced legislation that severely curtailed the rights of known or suspected communists. ...


International organisations and Brunei

Brunei is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also a member of ASEAN. The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2008. ...


Press freedom

Brunei has been given "Not Free" status by Freedom House; press criticism of the government and monarchy is rare. Being an absolute monarchy, press is tightly regulated.[2] Freedom House is a United States-based international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom and human rights. ...


Territorial disputes

Brunei claims territory in Sarawak, such as Limbang, and it is one of many nations to lay claim to the disputed Spratly Islands. Several small islands situated between Brunei and Labuan, including Kuraman island, are contested between Brunei and Malaysia. However, they are internationally recognised as part of the latter. 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. ... Motto: Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Wilayah Persekutuan Made into Federal Territory 16 April 1984 Government  - Administered by Perbadanan Labuan Labuan Corporation  - Chairman Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman Area  - City 92 km²  (35. ... Kuraman island is a small tropical island located off the coast of Labuan, North Borneo. ...


Districts and mukims

Districts of Brunei
Districts of Brunei

Brunei is divided into four districts (daerah): Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brunei is divided into four districts, called daerah. ... Mukims of Brunei The Districts of Brunei are subdivided into 38 mukims. ... Brunei is divided into four districts, called daerah. ...

The districts are subdivided into thirty-eight mukims. Belait is the largest district (Malay: daerah) in Brunei, as well as the western-most. ... Brunei and Muara is the smallest district (daerah) in Brunei, as well as the northern-most. ... Temburong is the eastern-most district (daerah) in Brunei. ... Tutong is a district (daerah) in Brunei, as. ...


Geography

Main article: Geography of Brunei

Brunei consists of two unconnected parts with a total area of 2,226 sq. miles (5,765 sq. kilometers). 97% of the population lives in the larger western part, while only about 10,000 live in the mountainous eastern part (the district of Temburong). The total population of Brunei is 991,000, of which around 367,912 live in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. Other major towns are the port town of Muara, the oil producing town of Seria and its neighboring town, Kuala Belait. In the Belait district, the Panaga area is home to large numbers of expatriates due to Royal Dutch Shell and British Army housing and recreational facilities. The well-known Panaga Club is situated here. map of brunei (CIA) File links The following pages link to this file: Brunei Geography of Brunei Categories: United States government images ... map of brunei (CIA) File links The following pages link to this file: Brunei Geography of Brunei Categories: United States government images ... Brunei is in Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia. ... Temburong is the eastern-most district (daerah) in Brunei. ... Website: http://www. ... Brunei and Muara is the smallest district (daerah) in Brunei, as well as the northern-most. ... Seria is a town in the Belait District of Brunei. ... Kuala Belait is a town located in the Sultanate of Brunei. ... Belait is the largest district (daerah) in Brunei, as well as the western-most. ... Panaga is an area of Brunei, located between the towns of Kuala Belait and Seria. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ...


The climate in Brunei is semi-tropical but in Bandar seri begawan area is sub-tropical climate. the temperature in Brunei is 14-34 degrees Celsius.


Economy

Main article: Economy of Brunei

This small, wealthy economy is a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for nearly half of its GDP. Substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic production. The government provides for all medical services and subsidizes rice and housing. Brunei's leaders are concerned that steadily increased integration in the world economy will undermine internal social cohesion although it became a more prominent player by serving as chairman for the 2000 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Stated plans for the future include upgrading the labour force, reducing unemployment, strengthening the banking and tourism sectors, and, in general, further widening the economic base. The national airline, Royal Brunei is trying to make Brunei a hub for international travel between Europe and Australia/New Zealand. It also has services to major Asian destinations. The Asian financial crisis in 1997 and 1998, coupled with fluctuations in the price of oil have created uncertainty and instability in Bruneis economy. ... For the American magazine, see Foreign Policy. ... In government, domestic policy is the counterpart of foreign policy; it consists of all government policy decisions, programs, and actions that primarily deal with internal matters, as opposed to relations with other nation-states. ... ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... For other uses, see Tradition (disambiguation). ... Petro redirects here. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... Social Cohesion is a state in society where the vast majority of citizens respect the law and one anothers human rights. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... APEC redirects here. ... In classical economics and all micro-economics labour is a measure of the work done by human beings and is one of three factors of production, the others being land and capital. ... CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Tourist redirects here. ... Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 in the take off queue at London Heathrow Airport Royal Brunei Airlines (Malay: Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ﻓﻧﺭﺑﺎڠن ﺩﻴﺮﺍﺝ ﺑﺮﻮﻧﻲ), or RBA, is the flag carrier airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...


Healthcare

Brunei ensures that all citizens have access to free health care, provided via a group of public hospitals. The largest hospital in Brunei is Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, also known as RIPAS Hospital.


There is also a private medical sector, Jerudong Park Medical Centre.


As of 2008, no hospitals in Brunei were undergoing international healthcare accreditation. The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...


There is currently no medical school in Brunei, and Bruneians wishing to study to become doctors have to attend universities overseas. This situation may be changing.[2] Also, to ensure the public's access to medical care, qualified doctors from overseas are imported into the country. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution — or part of such an institution — that teaches medicine. ...


A School of Nursing was founded in 1951 [3].


Transport

Main article: Transport in Brunei

Brunei is accessible via sea and land travel. The main highway running across Brunei is the Pan Borneo Highway, which is a joint project with Malaysia. Besides the Pan Borneo Highway, Brunei can be accessed by air through Brunei International Airport. Royal Brunei is the main airline company in Brunei. Railways: total: 13 km (private line) narrow gauge: 13 km 0. ... Pan Borneo Highway (Lebuhraya Pan Borneo), also known as Trans Borneo Highway, (Lebuhraya Trans Borneo), (Federal route for Sarawak and for Sabah) is a network of federal roads connecting Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah. ... Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ... Royal Brunei Airlines (Malay: Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ﻓﻧﺭﺑﺎڠن ﺩﻴﺮﺍﺝ ﺑﺮﻮﻧﻲ), or RBA, is the international airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...


Brunei has several sea ports, mainly to export its petroleum products, as well as for import/export purposes. Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ...


Demographics

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan
See also: Islam in Brunei and Buddhism in Brunei

About two-thirds of the Brunei population are of Malay origin and have long dominated the nation's economy. The official languages of the nation are Malay (Malay: Bahasa Brunei), although an important minority speak Chinese. English is also widely spoken and there is a relatively large expatriate community with significant numbers of British and Australian citizens. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 591 pixelsFull resolution (2223 × 1643 pixels, file size: 554 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 591 pixelsFull resolution (2223 × 1643 pixels, file size: 554 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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. ... Demographics of Brunei, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands. ... The Great Mosque in Brunei Islam is Bruneis national religion, 67 percent of the population is Muslim, mostly Sunnis of Malay origin who follow the Shafi school of Islamic law. ... Mahayana Buddhism is the most popular and alongside with Ancestor Worship,Taoism and Confucianism as one which is the traditional faith of general Han Chinese people (about 15% of total population of Brunei) From many estimates of different sources but the most common figure today is 14% of Bruneis... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For the band, see Expatriate (band). ...


Islam is the official religion of Brunei, and the sultan is the head of the religion in the country. Other faiths practised are Buddhism (mainly by the Chinese), Christianity, and primarily in isolated and very small communities, indigenous religions. For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings, sometimes described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... The indigenous peoples of Oceania are those peoples identified as indigenous peoples, as per the modern global definition of the term. ...


Culture

Main article: Culture of Brunei

The culture of Brunei is predominantly Malay, with heavy influences from Hinduism and Islam, but is seen as more conservative than Malaysia.[3] Two-thirds of the population are Malay, with the remainder consisting of Chinese and Indians but also others like Dayaks and Belaits. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...


The culture is also influenced by the demographics of the country: two-thirds of the population are Malay, and the remainder consists of Chinese, Indians and indigenous Malays Brunei also has a large number of foreign workers, including Indonesian and Filipino domestic workers, labourers from Thailand, Indonesia and the Indian subcontinent (particularly India and Bangladesh), and American and British professionals working in industry and education. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An amah (Chinese:阿嬤, Portuguese:ama, Medieval Latin:amma ; or ayah Hindi:āyā, Portuguese:aia, Latin:avia) is a woman employed by a family to clean, look after children, etc. ... Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ...


Prohibition of alcohol

The sale and public consumption of alcohol is banned. [4] Foreigners and non-Muslims are allowed to bring in 12 cans of beer and two bottles of other alcohol (e.g., wine or spirits; no distinction is made for alcohol content). This limit used to apply to every entry; in 2007, however, this was changed to one limit every 48 hours. After the introduction of prohibition in the early 1990s, all pubs and nightclubs were forced to close; however, several types of restaurants allegedly still offer illicit alcohol sometimes served in teapots.


Bruneian celebrities

  • Mariana Rahim is a female Bruneian star and also country rock singer
  • Dale Brown's novel Armageddon is set mostly in Brunei. It details a fictional attack on the country by Islamic fundamentalists with fringe assistance from Malaysian forces, namely a stealth boat.
  • Brunei is the birthplace of current Chicago Blackhawks left winger Craig Adams.
  • Also the birthplace of Wu Chun, present day Bruneian Taiwanese pop-star idol, who is also gym instructor, model, and member of the band Fahrenheit
  • Weekend splash concert season 4, the famous idol show in Brunei, the top six people are Christy Rhonda (Canadian), Saleisha Romana (British), Alex Carlton (Australian), Chad Kilson (American), Asyraf Awang Besar (Bruneian), Jesse Chun (Taiwanese).

Dale Brown (b. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Craig Adams (born April 26, 1977 in Seria, Brunei) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. ... Wu Chun (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also referred to as Wu Zun, is a Brunei-born Taiwanese actor, singer, a former model, and gym instructor. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... Look up Taiwanese in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Media

  • Video of Brunei and Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

    Image:Brunei.ogg
    Short video showing highlights of Brunei, including Kampung Ayer, from here.


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See also

This is a list of topics related to Brunei. ... Brooketon was a coal mine and settlement situated near the present-day port of Muara, Brunei and was named after the White Rajahs of Sarawak. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2008. ... Combatants United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Malaya Brunei Parti Rakyat Brunei Indonesia Commanders General Sir Nigel Poett Yassin Affandi Strength  ?  ? Casualties  ?  ? The Brunei Revolt broke out on December 8, 1962 and was led by Yassin Affandi and his armed rebels. ... Telephones - main lines in use: 90,000 (2002) Telephones - mobile cellular: 57,000 (1998) Mobile Subscribers 177,300 (2003E) Telephone system: service throughout country is excellent; international service good to Europe, US, and East Asia domestic: NA international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Pacific Ocean... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brunei is one of the weakest nations in sport terms. ... Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, or RIPAS Hospital Sanglah Public Hospital Suri Seri Begawan Hospital(SSB) Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam Hospital Tutong Hospital Jerudong Park Medical Centre Gleneagles JPMC Cardiac Centre Brunei Categories: | | ... The Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam or Persatuan Pandu Puteri Brunei Darussalam is a Guiding organisation in Brunei. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Istana Nurul Iman Palace The Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. ... The media of Brunei are strictly controlled by the government under Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, which has effectively imposed martial law in the country since the Brunei Revolt of 1962. ... The Sultan is both Minister of Defense and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (RBAF). ... Brunei is a southeast Asian country located next to Malaysia. ... highest rank badge of the Persekutuan Pengakap Negara Brunei Darussalam The Persekutuan Pengakap Negara Brunei Darussalam, the national Scouting organization of Brunei, was founded in 1933, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1981. ... The flag of the North Borneo Federation The North Borneo Federation (NBF) was a proposed political entity which would have comprised the British Colonies of Sarawak, British North Borneo and the protectorate of Brunei. ... Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 in the take off queue at London Heathrow Airport Royal Brunei Airlines (Malay: Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ﻓﻧﺭﺑﺎڠن ﺩﻴﺮﺍﺝ ﺑﺮﻮﻧﻲ), or RBA, is the flag carrier airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. ... Railways: total: 13 km (private line) narrow gauge: 13 km 0. ... ... A rather common sight in Kampong Ayer The Water Village (Malay: Kampong Ayer) is a district of Bruneis capital city Bandar Seri Begawan. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ ISA arrests In Brunei.[1] Retrieved 28-07-2007.

Bibliography

Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Brunei.
  • This article contains material from the CIA World Factbook which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
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Brunei travel guide - Wikitravel (3258 words)
Brunei's leaders are keen to balance the country's steadily increasing integration into the world economy with internal social cohesion.
Brunei is a dry country: alcohol is not sold anywhere in the country and consumption of alcohol in public is prohibited by law.
The Brunei Government is run as a Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB), which means that the Sultan of Brunei, apart from being one of the richest men in the world, runs the show around here, appearing on the front page of the two local daily newspapers almost every day.
Brunei - MSN Encarta (684 words)
Brunei, in full Kingdom of Brunei, Abode of Peace (Malay, Negara Brunei Darussalam), Islamic sultanate located on the northern coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia.
Brunei consists of two lobes of territory, a larger western one and a smaller eastern one.
The terrain of Brunei consists of a narrow coastal plain and a hilly interior.
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