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Brunei

Located on 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, East Malaysia

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Bandar Seri Begawan
Surface 5,795 sq km
Currency Brunei Ringgit (BDN)
GDP Purchasing power parity - $20.65 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP) - $54,100
Language Malay
Religion Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs and other 10%
Government

constitutional sultanate, Sultan of Brunei is both head of state and head of government

Time Zone Greenwich Mean Time +8hours hours GMT
Telecom Code +673
Airport

Brunei-Bandar Seri Begawan Airport (BWN/WBSB)

Driving On left hand side of the road, license required
Electrical 240V, 50Hz
Political Climate Stable country
Population 381371 people
History

The Sultanate of Brunei was very powerful from the 14th through the 16th century. Its realm covered the southern Philippines, Sarawak and Sabah. European influence gradually brought an end to this regional power. Later, there was a brief war with Spain in which Brunei was victorious. The decline of the Bruneian Empire culminated in the 19th century when Brunei lost much of its territory to the White Rajahs of Sarawak, resulting in is current small landmass and separation into two parts.

There was a small rebellion against the monarchy during the 1960s, which was prevented 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. Brunei was a British protectorate from 1888 to 1984.

Local Business & Service Providers
Accommodation
» Brunei Hotel
Automotive services
» Destinia
Business travel
» Century Travel Center
Corporate incentives
Financial services
» Islamic Bank of Brunei
Financial Technology
» Citibank
Intellectual Property
» Hanafi Konsaltan
Legal and fiduciary
» Dr. Colin Ong
Lifestyle
» CHARCOAL BBQ & GRILL RESTAURANT
Technology
Local Radio
» 675 Radio Nasional (RTB)
» 711 RTB Radio Pilihan
» 89.5 BFBS Brunei
» 96.9 Pilihan Radio (RTB)
Local Weather Forecast
» BBC Weather
» Reuters
Government Agencies
» Brunei Industrial Development Authority
» Ministry of Finance
» Ministry of Foreign Affairs
» Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
» Ports Department
» Radio Television Brunei
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