Some inklings about Brunei
Area: The total area is 5765 sq kilometres.
Population: Its total population is 7.70 lacks and consisting 2/3rd of Male while the rest tribal races.
Climate: Tropical Equatorial.
Currency: Brunei Dollar. Singapore Dollars are also in circulation here as for that.
National language: Malay.
Arriving in Brunei
The aeroplane was slowly descending on to the air strip of Bandar Seri Begawan. I was peeping downwards through the window of the plane with curiosity and great anticipation. I was surprised suddenly to see the plane sliding towards what appeared to be a beautiful garden. The plane touched the runway in the middle of a well manicured garden of green grass all around, flower beds and smallish date trees. I was completely taken in by surprise to see the well developed beautiful grounds because generally the air strips through the world over generally wear a deserted look and barren look. When after alighting down from the plane and entered into the Air Port building, I was flabbergasted to see the splendour, decoration and cleanliness of the building.
Description of Brunei
Brunei is a diminutive land mass spreading along the Cheyenne seashores. The Isle was ruled by an Islamic Sultan in 1371. Gradually, the influences of English rule began increasing. A British resident later came to stay to advise the Sultan in all matters excepting of course in matters of racial rituals and the Islamic religion. The resident kept a watch over the Sultan and had controls over him. It got full independence from the British Empire in 1984 and since then he follower of the Male's Islamic religion Sultan Hajji- Hasn- Al- Muzaddin- Badaullah began ruling with overall powers. Earlier, the economy of Brunei was ordinarily simple but after the discovery of massive oil reserves near the coastal town of Kuala 'Belait Seria'. Its economy made rapid strides. Till recently, it was supposed to be the richest country of world but as on date, the nation ranks 6-7nth. The 29nth Sultan of Brunei, Hasn- Al –Bolkia- Muzaddin- Wadaullah is one of the richest men of world. His Royal palace could be visited on scheduled dates and times.
Language of Brunei & employment details
Malay is its national language. But generally everybody reads and writes English. Its main religion is Islam but there are people of other religion living peacefully together. There is no unemployment here. Rather people are called in here to work from abroad. There are mostly Pilipino girls working here in Royal Brunei Airlines, offices hotels and restaurants etc because the women here do not come out of their homes to work. Indian Doctors and nurses are engaged working here in its hospitals. There are numerous Indian hotels and restaurants here where Indian cuisines are available.
Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Ser Begawan is the capital and the main city of Brunei situated on the seashore which is famous as a beauty spot attracting tourists in hoards through out the world. There are green fields and luscious gardens stretching far and wide there and the flower beds all along the roads are well maintained and spruced up. High-low mountainous landscapes, the beautifully built mansions on it, and extremely cleaned up twisting-turning roads with two- three wheelers vehicle plying give a bewitching look to the place. Pedestrians are seldom seen walking here as a mark of the testimony of the fact that the place is highly prosperous.
The rulers of Brunei have shared their prosperity with the subjects therefore he is enormously revered by the people here and pitch in his pictures down the walls in their homes, offices and shops as a token of their respects to him.
The entire education for children is free here. In the University and the colleges of Brunei, learned professionals from abroad are invited to share their knowledge and expertise. Students are sent to America and European countries for higher education.
Appropriate time for visiting Brunei
The best time for visiting Brunei is between September to March during which the climate remains pleasant and cool. Offices opens at 8 AM sharp and and people work till 12 noon after which it closes to open again at 1:30 afternoon to finally close at 4 pm. There is a full holiday on Fridays i.e. the Zumma day. Saturdays are for half day here and Sundays are a holiday.
Currency of Brunei
The currency of Brunei is Dollar consisting of 100 cents. Singaporeans Dollars are also in circulation here.
Viewable places of attractions
The palace of Sultan and the Museum here are worth visiting for every tourist. These are open for general viewing on specified days and times.
About a distance of 30 km away from the city, there is a huge entertainment park in which there are numerous different kinds of mechanised games and sports, riding on vehicles, food courts and other various types of joy rides. You can derive the pleasure of boating in the mountainous terrains and making strolls along its sea shores.