Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Selamat Datang means welcome. When Bruneians bid Selamat Datang, it is a sincere welcome to their fascinating country. The way it is spoken shows the essence of Brunei Darussalam and its people - warm, peaceful and tranquil. It is of no wonder then that Brunei Darussalam is known to all as the "Abode of Peace".

Brunei Darussalam is a fascinating land of many charms and natural beauty. The country made an astounding leap to prosperity over the last quarter of a century. Visitor to Brunei are able to see numerous on-going infrastructural projects reflecting rapid internal development currently in progress. One of the best ways to get to know Brunei is to drive from the capital by car to Belait town at the western end, passing through the oil producing area of the country. The more adventurous could take a boat trip to Temburong, the eastern split-half district,meandering through riverine byways and part of the Brunei Bay against a backdrop of mangroves, tropical rainforest and traditional river-bank settlements.

Official Name:

Negara Brunei Darussalam


A ministerial system of government with full executive authority with the ruler, His Majesty th Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, assisted by councils of cabinet ministers, religious, privy, succession and legislation.


Bandar Seri Begawan

Official Language:

Malay. English is widely used.

Monetary Unit:

Brunei Dollar = 100 cents.


5,765 sq km




Four major rivers with many tributaries.

Population (2007):