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Here under Brunei, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Brunei, as well as general information.
The Sultanate of Brunei, is an oil-rich country located on the island of Borneo. It is completely surrounded by East Malaysia (the Malaysian state of Sarawak). Brunei's population is 350,000; its land area is 2,200 square miles (about the size of Jamaica, or Delaware).
The Sultan of Brunei, whose title has passed within the same dynasty since the 15th century, is the head of state and head of government in Brunei.
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Brunei consists of two unconnected parts; 97% of the population lives in the larger western part, only about 10,000 live in the mountain eastern part, the district of Temburong.
About two-thirds of the Brunei population are of Malay origin. The culture of Brunei is similar to Malay culture, with heavy influences from Hinduism and Islam. There are many large beautiful mosques around the country.
Brunei is all jungle, so it's hot and humid throughout the year.
Whilst in Brunei, visit Kampong Ayer (the water village) by a taxi boat. It's a beautiful sight: hundreds of houses floating on water. The water village inhabitants are very friendly and many open their homes to visitors.
There are many ecotours which usually travel to the Temburong district by boat, then to catch a native powered boat up the river to the Belalong National Park, a reserve of Borneo rainforest. There is a canopy walk and research center at the park headquarters.
Brunei is also a logical departure point for discovering Sarawak, just across the border, in Malaysia.