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Seri Begawan Hotels, Jawi: بندر سري بگاوان ) estimated
population 46,229 (1991), is the capital of the Sultanate of
Brunei. The city is the home of producers of furniture,
textiles, handicrafts, and timber.
This city is also unique in that it also incorporates a nearby
water village, Kampung Ayer, which has houses on stilts and
stretches out into the sea for about 500 meters (1,640 ft). The
Malay Technology Museum contains exhibits about water village
Belait Hotels is the largest district (Malay: daerah) in
Brunei, as well as the western-most. The word 'Belait' is taken from
the name of the native inhabitants of Belait, the Belait People. The
district is administered from the town of Kuala Belait, its capital.
Belait is governed by an appointed District Officer.
Hotels - Jerudong Park Playground is a wonderland of fantasy
rides and amusements. Enjoy all the exciting rides such as roller
coaster, pirate ship, bumper cars, video games, etc. Opened in July
1994, the park is a gift from His Majesty to the people. Besides the
exciting and enjoyable rides, there are ample food stalls ranging
from local cuisine to fast food. It is also a good place for both
young and old.
Brunei Darussalam is situated on the north-west of the island of
Borneo, between east longitudes 114 degrees 04' and 11 degrees 23'
and north latitudes of 4 degrees 00' and 5 degrees 05'. It has a
total area of 5,765-sq. km. with a coastline of about 161-km along
the South China Sea. It is bounded on the North by the South China
Sea and on all the other sides by Malaysian State of Sarawak.
Darussalam's vision is to promote the country as a unique
tourist destination and gateway to tourism excellence in South East
Asia. The objectives are to create international awareness of Brunei
Darussalam as a holiday destination; to maximise earnings of foreign
exchange and make tourism as one of the main contributor to GDP. In
addition, it will create employment opportunities.
country offers a wide variety of attractive places to be visited
and experienced. The rainforest and National Parks are rich in flora
and fauna. Its most magnificent mosques, water village (traditional
and historic houses on stilts), rich culture and Jerudong Theme Park
are among the uniqueness of Brunei Darussalam.
Brunei Darussalam is divided into four districts namely Brunei/Muara,
Tutong, Belait and Temburong. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of
Brunei Darussalam with an area of about 16 sq. km. And a population
of about 46 thousands including Kampong Ayer (Water Village). It is
located in the Brunei/Muara District, and is the Centre of
government and business activities. Other towns are Muara, about 41
km to the north east of Bandar Seri Begawan where the chief port is
located, Seria which is the seat of oil and gas industry, and Kuala
Belait, Pekan Tutong and Bangar which are the administrative centres
of Belait, Tutong and Temburong Districts respectively.
National Day Celebration
The nation celebrates this joyous occasion on the 23rd of February
and the people usually prepare themselves two months beforehand.
Schoolchildren, private sector representatives and civil servants
work hand-in-hand rehearsing their part in flash card displays and
other colourful crowd formations. In addition mass prayers and
reading of Surah Yaasin are held at mosques throughout the country.
Fasting Month (Ramadhan)
Ramadhan is a holy month for all Muslims. This marks the beginning
of the period of fasting abstinence from food, drink and other
material comforts from dawn to dusk. During this month, religious
activities are held at mosques and suraus
throughout the country
Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Hari Raya is a time for celebration after the end of the fasting
month of Ramadhan. In the early part of the first day, prayers are
held at every mosque in the country. Families get together to seek
forgiveness from the elders and loved ones. You will see Bruneians
decked-out in their traditional garb visiting relatives and friends.
Special festive dishes are made especially for Hari Raya including
satay (beef, chicken or mutton kebabs), ketupat or lontong (rice
cakes in coconut or banana leaves), rendang (spicy marinated beef)
and other tantalizing cuisines. In these auspicious occassion Istana
Nurul Iman was open to the public as well as to visitors for 3 days.
This provides the nation and other visitors the opportunity to meet
His Majesty and other members of the Royal Family, in order to wish
them a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
31st of May marks the commemoration of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces
formation day. The occassion is celebrated with military parades,
artillery displays, parachuting and exhibitions.
Hari Raya Aidiladha
This is also known as Hari Raya Korban. Sacrifices of goats and cows
are practiced to commemorate the Islamic historical event of Prophet
Ibrahim S.A.W. The meat is then distributed among relatives, friends
and the less fortunates.
His Majesty the Sultan's Birthday
This is one of the most important events in the national calendar
with activities and festivities taking place nationwide. Celebrated
on 15th July, this event begins with mass prayer throughout the
country. On this occasion, His Majesty the Sultan delivers a 'titah'
or royal address followed by investiture ceremony held at the Istana
Nurul Iman. The event is also marked with gatherings at the four
districts where His Majesty meets and gets together with his
Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad
In Brunei Darussalam, this occasion is known as the Mauludin Nabi
S.A.W. Muslims throughout the country honour this event. Readings
from the Holy Koran - the Muslim Holy Book, and an address on Islam
from officials of the Ministry of Religious Affairs marks the
beginning of this auspicious occasion. His Majesty the Sultan also
gives a royal address and with other members of the Royal family,
leads a procession on foot through the main streets of Bandar Seri
Begawan. Religious functions, lectures and other activities are also
held to celebrate this important occasion nationwide.
Chinese New Year
Celebrated by the Chinese community, this festival lasts for two
weeks. It begins with a reunion dinner on the eve of the Lunar New
Year to encourage closer rapport between family members. For the
next two week, families visit one another bringing with them oranges
to symbolize longevity and good fortune. Traditional cookies and
food are aplenty during this festivity. Unmarried young people and
children will receive 'angpow' or little red packets with money
inside, a symbolic gesture of good luck, wealth and health.
Throughout the world, 25th of December marks Christmas day, a
significant day for all Christians. Christmas is nevertheless a
joyous and colourful celebration enjoyed by Christians throughout
Teachers' Day is celebrated on every 23rd September in recognition
of the good deeds of the teachers to the community, religion and the
country. It is celebrated in commemoration of the birthday of the
late Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Saadul Khairi Waddien, the
28th Sultan of Brunei for his contribution in the field of education
including religious education. On this occassion, three awards are
given away namely, Meritorious Teacher's Award, Outstanding
Teacher's Award and "Guru Tua" Award.
Public Service Day
The date 29th September is observed as the Public Service Day
with the objective to uphold the aspiration of the Government of His
Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam towards
creating an efficient, clean, sincere and honest public service. The
Public Service Day commemorates the promulgation of the first
written Constitution in Brunei Darussalam. The Public Service Day is
celebrated with the presentation of the meritorious service award to
Ministries and Government Departments.
Brunei Darussalam has an equatorial climate characterized by a
uniform high temperature, high humidity and heavy rainfall.
Temperatures range from 23 - 32 Degree Celsius, while rainfall
varies from 2,500 mm annually on the coast to 7,500 mm in the
interior. There is no distinct wet season.