Brunei



 

Brunei Darussalam

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Brunei Darussalam

Sultan: Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (1967)

Land area: 2,035 sq mi (5,271 sq km); total area: 2,228 sq mi (5,770 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 395,027 (growth rate: 1.7%); birth rate: 18/1000; infant mortality rate: 11.8/1000; life expectancy: 75.9; density per sq km: 72

Capital and largest city: Bandar Seri Begawan, 78,000

Other large cities: Kuala Belait 27,800, Seria 23,400

Monetary unit: Brunei dollar

Geography 

First, I am going to talk about geography of Brunei which sharing borders with Malaysia and the South China Sea. Brunei is a tiny Southeast Asian country. The east of the country is mountain while the west is hill lowland and much of the rest of the land is flat seaside plain. The country is made up of two separate parts that are not connected. Most Brunei people live in the west part with the less populated district.  Capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, other towns from the capital include Seria, Muara and Kuala Belait. 

Original Link : http://www.traveldojo.com/brunei/geography/

 

History

Second, the history of Brunei told the story of changing face of country over the years of its survival. Brunei is a small country located on the island of Borneo and in the middle ages it was famous for pirates. However, it was only discover of oil that government started to receive much of mineral wealth. The main beneficiary was Sultan's family and start to modernize and improve main structure for the people. Sultan is one of the five richest people in the world.

Original Link :http://www.traveldojo.com/brunei/history/

 


Government

Third, the Government of Brunei is control by Sultan who is both the king and Prime Minister and the type of government is Sultanate (Malay Islamic Monarchy). The Government of Brunei has three sections are the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the cabinet will help the Sultan manage the country. The council of minister consists of 14 members includes the Sultan in Brunei's governmentThe Government of Brunei always support their people by providing economic benefits such as food, fuel, home, free education, medical care, and low borrow interest for government employees.


Original Link : 

http://www.mapsofworld.com/brunei/government/ 

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/brunei/government


People

Next, I am going to talk about people of Brunei. The majority of Brunei's people are Malays and other minorities are Chinese, Indians and some original tribes. Malay is the main and official language of the country. Malay written in the Arabic script is called Jawi. Most Muslim society are very friendly and care to regard foreign tourists with kind. It is always polite to accept a little bit of any food or drink offered to eat or to give receive only with the right hand and to show due respect to the elder. Never eat while walking or sit with your legs stretch out in front of you, don't lean on a table while visiting an office, and don't touch anyone on head it is highly disrespectful.

Original Link : http://www.journeymart.com/de/brunei-people-society.aspx


 

Economy

Finally, Brunei has one of the strongest and most stable economies in South East Asia. Sultan is ranked as the richest monarch in the world and the people have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Oil and natural gas are natural resources in Brunei. Export products are oil, natural gas, petroleum products and clothes. Major markets are Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India and Australia. Import products are machine, transport equipment, and manufactured goods. Major suppliers are ASEAN, United States, European Union, Japan, and China.

Original Link :  http://www.journeymart.com/de/brunei-business-economy.aspx

 

 



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