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Brunei Darussalam

A small country with a great deal of freedom

date of entry 22/05/2007
mileage 585,483

capital Bandar Seri Begawan

area 5.765 km²

population 408.786

GDP 15.533 M. US-Dollar

official language Malay

Brunei, on the north coast of the island of Borneo, is a small Muslim sultanate. Its capital is Bandar Seri Begawan. The country adjoins Malaysian territory, and is subject to sharia law. It sits on so much gas and oil that the people receive free health insurance, school and university education, Gunther says.
  • Typical coastal architecture in Brunei: The houses closest to the water are still built on piles
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  • The eastern border of Brunei: Otto arrives on the overland route from Sarawak
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  • Gunther is photographing the Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque, the most distinctive feature of the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan
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  • The mosque is one of the most beautiful in the Asia-Pacific region
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  • Located on the bank of the Brunei River, it was completed in 1958
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  • The Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque is flanked by marble minarets that are illuminated at night.
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Otto was here before ...

Malaysia

date of entry 24 May 2007
mileage 585,617

Brunei Darussalam

date of entry 28 May 2007
mileage 587,267

Malaysia

date of entry 31 May 2007
mileage 587,653