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More commonly known for the country’s sultan and his extravagances than for its sights and attractions, this Southeast Asian country located on the island of Borneo, has been ruled by the same dynasty since the 15th century. It is the only remaining Malay Islamic Monarchy in the world. Though closed to the public for most of the year, Istana Nurul Iman – the Sultan’s lavish private home is open to the public, and a visit to the area gives you a sense of its size. Considered the largest residential palace in the world, it is situated on top of a hill overlooking the city. Among the features are over 1788 rooms and an air-conditioned stable for ponies. Brunei has only more recently tapped into its tourist potential, and as such there is little in the way of attractions to see, but the country is still heavily forested – covered by primary old-growth trees, and the Ulu Temburong National Park is a picturesque site. Other attractions include the Royal Regalia Museum, featuring the Sultan’s full regalia, and the Brunei History Centre, which contains genealogical records detailing the origins of the oil family.

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Well breif as my time was in BS all i can say is the people are very kind the Palace is very impressive and most things the western traveller craves are pretty cheap. The only downside i found was similar to thailand, the bathroom facilities are what we would call "pit toilets"! so ew but still its a good little quick trip location if your intersted in the lifestyle and religious aspect.
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Brunei is supposedly the wealthiest nation on earth - yet I was struck by the overwhelming poverty of the locals.  The Sultan of Brunei has all the wealth; it's an oil-rich country.  Mosques are gorgeous, there's some very interesting architecture, but the people living in the water villages live in great poverty.  The real draw for Brunei is to get out of Bandar Seri Begwan and go into the national parks to see wildlife.  Great hiking, lots of animals, that's where the real beauty lies. Judith Kitzes Judith@4cornerstravel.com
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I decided to visit there in March just for 3 days (as I wanted to see the city ONLY) and that was too long.
If you wish to go there for a long time please plan your trip cos it may be too boring for you (this place is really small)
Try to visit some national parks, take a water taxi, visit floating village.
I recommend 6dol boat to Bangar.
When you ariive there you`ll realize that theres nothing in there but at least the boat trip is very fun!
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