Brunei has the most beautiful mosque in the world
The mosques of Brunei are famous for their luxurious and sophisticated beauty. Traditional and modern elements are perfectly combined in the architecture of these famous mosques. For example, Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque uses an architectural style that combines Mughal and Malay elements. The church grounds are surrounded by flower gardens. Inside the church, Saudi rugs are used on the floor, and chandeliers of British design are hung from the ceiling.
The Ash-Saliheen Mosque in Brunei is designed to look like the mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco. The moroccan-style structure opened in 2012 and is located next to the Prime Minister’s Office. Turquoise domes complement the sandstone walls. In addition, Brunei also has mosques located next to rivers.
Floating houses on water
The most unique and characteristic landscape in the country of Brunei is the floating houses on the water. Almost all the architectures here from houses, schools, hospitals, churches, state agencies… are built in this style. Floating houses on the water provide cool, comfortable and a great way to watch the sunset here. Building floating houses on water is a great way to save land for a small country like Brunei.
Each house is equipped with modern and full facilities for living. The life of the people of Brunei is relatively well off. Their quality of life is worth learning from other countries. When visiting Brunei, visitors should not miss the largest floating village in the world – Kampong Ayer village with a population of 290.000 people.
A strangely strict Muslim country
Remember that Brunei is the world famous Muslim holy place and all the strict rules are rooted in this religion. A lot of tourists, especially men, have encountered some difficult regulations when traveling to this place. The first thing you have to pay attention to is the way you communicate and dress. In communication, you must not use your index finger to point (indicating an insult to Muslims) and remember not to squeeze your hand too tightly when interacting with natives.
In terms of costumes, you should limit wearing short skirts on your thighs and leave your hands bare, especially for women it is best to use a headscarf when coming here. Arriving in Brunei, men should pay attention to respect the women of this country. Because the law strictly forbids all indecent acts towards women. When on the road, if you pay too much attention to the beautiful girl, watch out for the “opportunity” to appear in court! It’s hard to “love you at first sight” in a strict country, isn’t it?
The Sultan of Brunei is the second longest reigning monarch in the world today
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (born 15 July 7) is the King of Brunei. He is the eldest son of King Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Queen Raja Isteri. The King succeeded to the throne after his father’s abdication on October 1946, 5. The Sultan of Brunei used to be on the list of the richest people in the world. The King’s net worth was estimated at $10 billion in 1967.
In addition, the King is also the head of state with full executive power. The King also holds many important positions of Brunei. With more than 50 years on the throne, he is the second longest-reigning monarch in the world, behind only Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Will have to go to jail or pay a lot of fines for littering
According to Brunei’s laws on environmental protection, anyone who commits acts of harm to the natural environment such as littering, cutting trees, picking flowers, breaking branches, etc., will face imprisonment. 2 years or pay a violation fee of up to VND 100.000.000.
Brunei is a green, clean and beautiful country. People’s awareness here is very high in protecting the environment. So don’t think that if you secretly litter, you won’t be easily detected. When coming to Brunei, they will send someone to both guide and monitor whether your behavior is legal or not. Please pay attention to the above when you intend to go to Brunei!
People are exempted from tuition and hospital fees
There are three great things that we want to discover in Brunei: tuition fees, hospital fees and employment. In terms of education, the government will cover all tuition fees for all students from all grades. After graduating from high school, students intend to study abroad, the government will provide scholarships to study abroad. But they have to return to contribute to their home country equal to the time spent studying abroad.
For hospital fees, only for 2 USD/ people, the state will provide free health care for citizens from mild illness to terminal illness for the rest of their lives. In terms of employment, every citizen of Brunei will not need to deal with the obsession of long-term unemployment here. When they graduate, they just need to apply to the desired company or agency and they will be accepted. It is these things that have contributed to the leisurely and peaceful life of every Bruneian.
Brunei is the first country in Asia to ban shark fin fishing
Brunei is the first Asian country to impose a nationwide ban on shark fins. With the announcement of the decree of King Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei officially banned shark fishing and fishing as well as the sale of shark fins in the domestic market, importation and trade of all products of origin. from sharks. Shark fin mining is a brutal practice – the shark is dragged onto a boat and its fins cut. The shark will be released into the ocean, loving them will be alive but not stopping the bleeding, but often being left to drown or bleed to death.
Asia is considered the largest market for shark fins in the world and Brunei’s decision to ban shark fins is a big step towards a change in the use of shark fin products across Asia. ASIAN. Conservation groups around the world say this will be a great inspiration for other Asian countries, especially China, to soon make a decision to ban the shark fin trade. China is the world’s largest consumer of shark fin soup.
A country that offers housing for 1 USD
Brunei is undeniably the richest country in the world. Every citizen here enjoys great benefits thanks to the rich oil fields. Brunei citizens hardly need to pay any taxes to the state. In contrast, the state of Brunei also has a policy of almost completely free housing for each resident here. They only need to register and pay a fee of 1 USD for a fee and after a period of 3-5 years, people will own a house of their own.
Aren’t the above policies of this generous country amazing? This is also the curiosity of visitors when coming here. They want to discover both the people as well as the customs of Brunei – an extremely hospitable country. Housing service for only 1 USD not only helps poor people but also brings curiosity to tourists when visiting Brunei.
There are very few traffic accidents in Brunei
Brunei is one of the least populated countries in the world and the roads here often cross each other. However, due to strict traffic laws and civilized sense of each citizen, very few traffic accidents occur. In addition to the serious sense of obeying the traffic rules of each person when participating in traffic here, perhaps the alcohol ban in this country is also a significant part of helping to limit traffic accidents in Brunei.
In Brunei, every household owns at least one car. Public transport such as taxis, buses… are very rare here. The whole country of Brunei has about 1 taxis to serve the tourist needs of visitors to visit. You don’t have to see people jostling on the street. People’s awareness of participating in traffic is very good. Therefore, Brunei is always a stopover for tourists from all over the world.
Works gilded with gold
When coming to Brunei, every visitor will have the opportunity to be “overwhelmed” by the wealth and prosperity of this country. With architectural works inlaid with splendid gold. People generously use gold to decorate mosques, palaces, museums, 4-5 star hotels. When visiting the Muslim buildings here, you will have to be satisfied with the brilliant golden roofs in the dark blue sky.
The most famous tourist icon in Brunei is the Jame Assr Hassanil Bolikah Mosque, crafted from 5 tons of 24k gold. What the ultimate luxury of the richest kingdom in the world! The gold-plated works of Brunei always receive admiration and praise from the world because of the wealth and luxury of this country.
Brunei has the highest car ownership rate in the world
Brunei has one of the highest car ownership rates in the world. On average, there is a car for every 1,5 people. The Sultan of Brunei alone owns 5.000 cars, including about 20 Lamborghinis, 160 Porsches, 130 Roll Royces, 360 Ferraris, 170 Jaguars, 180 BMWs, 360 Bentleys and 530 Mercedes-Benzes . At the same time, the monarch also owns a gold Mercedes!
According to World Bank data on Brunei, personal car ownership in the country increased by 19% between 2011 and 2014, while the population grew by only 4% in the same period. In addition, a recent report by the ASEAN Automobile Federation said that Brunei’s car sales increased by 8% in the first 5 months of 2020. Even the Covid-19 pandemic could not curb the huge purchasing power of the country. Bruneians.
Banning alcohol when coming to Brunei
In 1990, the Brunei government issued a ban on the sale of alcohol to all bars and nightclubs here. However, some places still sell illegally to tourists. If you are a tourist and non-Muslim, you are allowed to bring 12 cans of beer and 2 liters of alcohol regardless of concentration upon arrival in Brunei. Although this is quite absurd, banning alcohol is an extremely civilized and modern culture. Brunei understands the harmful effects of alcohol, beer and other alcoholic substances, it is completely right to implement a ban in this country with the highest rate of personal car ownership in the world.
This policy was enthusiastically received by the people here. Therefore, here we always encounter civilization in communication. The people of Brunei are always hospitable and always enthusiastically welcome guests, even though their country’s rituals are extremely strict. When traveling to Brunei, keep these things in mind, this is a way of respecting the culture and laws of the people of Brunei!
The largest and most expensive theme park in Southeast Asia is located in Brunei
Jerudong Park is an amusement park in Brunei, established in 1994. This park is located in Jerudong in the Brunei-Muara district. To successfully build this amusement park took about 1 billion USD, this huge amount was funded by the government of Brunei. This is considered the largest and most expensive park in Southeast Asia. Jerudong Park was built in Brunei on the occasion of the 48th birthday of the Sultan of Brunei.
One of the must-see attractions is the water music show that is shown from Wednesday to Sunday, starting from 8:30 to 9:30. The program shows popular songs from artists such as Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin, or songs from famous Disney movies. Jerudong Park is free to enter for Brunei citizens, visitors to the park will have to buy tickets to be able to participate in the games as well as to enter the attractions.
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