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: www.channelnewsasia.com stories singaporelocalnews view 164971 1 .html (CNA) *The Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy, Colonel Joharie matussin is conferred Singapore's prestigious military award - the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) or the Meritorious Service Medal (Military); the award is presented by Minister for Defence (Minister for Defence (Singapore)) Teo Chee Hean. (CNA) *The interim board of National
from tribal culture to sophisticated civilizations that created architectural wonders such as Angkor of Cambodia and Borobudur of Indonesia. Buddhist culture has lasting and significant impact in mainland Indochina nations; (Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). In the case of Vietnam, it is more influenced by the culture of China. Historically Hindu-Buddhist influence also present in Maritime Southeast Asia, in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. However Islam has become the dominant religion in these countries, and defining culture especially among Malay culture. Southeast Asia has also had a lot of Western (Western culture) influence due to the lasting legacy of colonialism. One example is the Philippines which has been heavily influenced by America and Spain due to nearly four centuries of foreign rule. East Timor also demonstrate Portuguese (Portuguese people) influence through colonialism. Today 30% of Muslims live in the South Asian region, mainly in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The world's largest single Muslim community (within the bounds of one nation) is in Indonesia. There are also significant Muslim populations in the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, China, Russia, Iran, Central Asia and West Asia. - 17–20 September 1998 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (Hassanal Bolkiah) - Members ASEM currently has 48 partners: 46 countries and 2 international organizations. The partners are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, European Commission and ASEAN Secretariat (ASEAN). * Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor, Brunei and Singapore: The Malay Archipelago lies on the border of Oceania and Asia. Depending on the interpretation of the border, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia can be considered transcontinental countries and East Timor, Brunei (Brunei Darussalam) and Singapore can be in either side. The station now telecasts its flagship local news bulletin as ''Primetime News'' to all its viewers, both locally in Singapore and internationally live. Parent company MediaCorp said the changes were made in response to requests from viewers in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) and Philippines, who have been asking for more in-depth content on Singapore. Previously ''Singapore Tonight'' was made available internationally and selected segments of that programme were shown on ''Asian Home News'', ''During its Run'' and ''Singapore Business Tonight'' was not regularly shown to international viewers prior to 1 January 2005. Free Wi-Fi access is offered at most locations. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is an international chain with locations in Australia, Brunei, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Cambodia and Vietnam. coffeebean.com The '''Spiny turtle''' (''Heosemys spinosa'') inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams, mainly in hill areas up to 900 m. The Spiny turtle is known from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Joe grew his Kartel label by signing other local acts such as MC David, Sona One, Richard J from Singapore, Mic Bandits from Brunei, DJ Iman, Sakti (Kartel's first non-hip hop band), Altimet from Teh Tarik Crew (one of the most successful hip hop groups during the rise of Malaysian Hip Hop), and DJ CZA from Ahli Fiqir. * 1961-1962 - Singapore * 1962-1963 - Brunei North Borneo (Brunei Rebellion) * March–June 1964 - Edinburgh Cognates with Malay (Malay language) Tagalog is an Austronesian language and a close cousin of both Malay (Malay language) varieties in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. Because of this close relationship, there are many cognates between the two languages stretching back many millennia. Many cognates were re-borrowed into in the language when Old Malay became the official language of trade and documentation during the pre-Hispanic era of Philippine history, as evidenced by the Laguna Copperplate Inscription of 900 AD and accounts of Pigafetta at the time of the Spanish arrival in the country 5 centuries later. This is a small sample of the thousands of cognates present between Tagalog and Malay. In 2002 the Religious Affairs Minister of Brunei used the same term to describe what he considered to be incorrect, non-mainstream Islamic teachings. Beware Of Deviationist Teachings, Warns Religions Minister, 23 October 2002, BruDirect.com; reproduced on bahaindex.com, The Baha'i Faith Index. Accessed online 2009-10-11. thumb Siamese crocodile sleeping with its mouth open to sweat. (Image:Siamese Crocodile.jpg) '''Siamese crocodile''' (''Crocodylus siamensis'') is a freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. The species is critically endangered and already extirpated from many regions. From 1990 to 1994 Oppenheimer served as chairman and chief of clinical service in the Department of Paediatrics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He worked as senior specialist paediatrician in Brunei from 1994 to 1996. He returned to England in 1997, writing the book ''Eden in the East: the drowned continent of Southeast Asia'', published in 1998. The book synthesised work across a range of disciplines, including oceanography, archaeology, linguistics, social anthropology and human genetics. Road Lawas, by virtue of its geographical location, is cut off from the rest of Sarawak's road network. It is however linked by main road to Sabah and Brunei's Temburong district. There is a good local road network around Lawas district which is relatively free of traffic jams. Two road border crossings (border checkpoint) are located in Lawas district. *'''Mengkalap:''' Located to the west of Lawas town is the Mengkalap border checkpoint for traffic headed to or from Brunei. The new immigration complex at the border has been completed recently. Previously it was operating temporarily from a shoplot in Trusan Bazaar, 8 km from the actual Brunei-Malaysia border. The name of the Brunei checkpoint is Labu (Labu, Brunei) in Temburong district located at the border. *'''Merapok:''' To the east of Lawas town, this checkpoint is for traffic headed to or from Sabah (Sarawak, despite being a Malaysian state, has autonomy over immigration matters). The Sabah checkpoint across the state border is Sindumin. Brunei, Labuan and Limbang can be reached by boat. The journey will take around two hours to get to the destination. Boats to Brunei, Labuan and Limbang are available at Lawas Wharf every morning. The boats can accommodate around 150 passengers. '''''Gonystylus''''', also known as '''ramin''', is a southeast Asian genus of about 30 species of hardwood trees native to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea, with the highest species diversity on Borneo. Other names include '''''melawis''''' (Malay (Malay language)) and '''''ramin telur''''' (Sarawak). For five consecutive years, Shake toured France and Belgium for 70 days each summer. He also performed concerts in Switzerland, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. Shake was invited to do Royal Performances for the King of Malaysia and The Sultan of Brunei, and performed at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles USA for Valentine's Day for an audience of 6,000. *'''AXN Adria''' - Available in Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Slovenia. *'''AXN Asia''' - Available in Brunei, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China (China), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam *'''AXN Beyond''' - Available in Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, and soon in the rest of Asia. In April 2, 2012 this channel is now known as BeTV. Similarly worded legislation, also under the same numbered section of each country's penal code, i.e. 377, was introduced by the British into their other Asian colonies such as India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Malaya (British Malaya) (now Malaysia), Brunei and Burma (now Myanmar) in the late 19th century as if it were a trademark. Britain (United Kingdom), the former British colony (British overseas territories) of Hong Kong, and Australia have since repealed laws prohibiting sex between men in 1967, 1991 and 1997 (in the state of Tasmania, the last Australian state to do so) respectively. India effectively repealed its Section 377, by "reading down" the law in 2009 (see video). Elsewhere in East and South-east Asia, apart from Singapore, only Myanmar, Malaysia and Brunei, all former British colonies, and recently Indonesia's Aceh province (applicable only to Muslims), continue to criminalise sex between men. Homosexuality laws of the world#East Asia The rank also exists or has existed (on paper at least) in Bangladesh, Brunei, South Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and South Vietnam, but not all of these countries have probably actually ever used it. The '''Lexus LX''' is a full-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold by Lexus since 1996. Three generations of the Lexus LX have been produced, all based heavily on the long-running Toyota Land Cruiser series of SUVs. The first generation LX 450 debuted in 1996 as Lexus' first entry into the SUV market. Its successor, the LX 470, premiered in 1998 and was produced until 2006. The latest third generation Lexus LX 570 debuted at the New York International Auto Show in April 2007 as a complete redesign for the 2008 model year. The LX 570 is not offered to the Japanese market, but is sold by Lexus in Russia, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Middle East, and North America; in those regions, the related Land Cruiser (Toyota Land Cruiser) is also sold by Toyota. The LX is not available in the rest of the world or in Europe, where the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (Toyota_Land_Cruiser#200 Series) is sold. thumb right A detail of the metal jingle in a rebana. (Image:Rebana.JPG) '''Rebana''' is a Malay tambourine that is used in Islamic devotional music in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. The sound of Rebana often accompany Islamic ritual such as the zikir. The name Rebana came from the Arabic word ''Robbana'' meaning "our God". International Cadet Exchanges Every year selected cadets are given the opportunity to participate in various international exchanges with cadets from countries like Australia, Brunei, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Hong Kong and India.
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ceremony at Labuan on 10 September 1945. During the occupation, the Japanese had their language taught in schools, and Government officers were required to learn Japanese. The local currency was replaced by what was to become known as ''duit pisang''(banana money) (Banana money). From 1943 hyper-inflation destroyed the currency's value and, at the end of the war, this currency was worthless. Allied attacks on shipping eventually caused trade to cease. Food and medicine fell into short
Brunei is excellent. International service is good to Europe, US (United States) and East Asia Broadband access Brunei's internet service is monopolized by a recently incorporated company TelBru under their "Brunet" department. ADSL speeds range from 512 kbit s to the maximum speed of 1 Mbit s through ADSL broadband. 1 Mbit s was only recently introduced in 2006 and priced at BND$128 per month (Equivalent to Singapore currency
; in the Malay language) celebrations, by issuing token gifts of money in green packets. Customarily, during Eid a family will have (usually small) amounts of money in green envelopes ready to give to visitors (Hospitality), and may send them to friends and family unable to visit. Green (Green#Religion) is used for its traditional association with Islam, and the adaptation of the red envelope is based on the Muslim custom of sadaqah, or voluntary charity. While present in the Quran
accessdate 4 February 2012 in his "Music Odyssey Tour 2002 2003", covering over 40 concerts around the world. Her tour with Jacky Cheung included performances in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan, Brunei, U.S. (United States), UK (United Kingdom) and Canada. The '''Brunei River''' is a river which flows through Brunei and empties into Brunei Bay towards the North-east direction
are exported to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Brunei and Malaysia, where disease-free wild camels are prized as a delicacy. Australia's camels are also exported as breeding stock for Arab camel racing stables and for use in tourist venues in places such as the United States. From Australian outback to Saudi tables csmonitor.com thumb upright left (File:Charus_helenus_454.png) Sri Lanka, southern and North-East India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea, Vietnam, southern China (including Hainan, Guangdong province), southern Japan, South Korea, Ryukyu Islands. Peninsular and Eastern Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java (Java (island)), Bangka (Bangka Island), Kalimantan and the Lesser Sunda Islands except Tanimbar). In India, along the Western Ghats from Kerala to Gujarat, also Palnis (Palni hills) and Shevaroys. In the north from Mussoorie eastwards, to North-East India and onto Myanmar.
influenced by the demographic makeup of the country: two-thirds of the population are Malay (Malay people), and the remainder consists of Chinese, Indians and indigenous Malays such as Dayaks, Dusuns and Kedazans. 300px thumb right Location of Southeast Asia (image:ASEAN members.png) '''Southeast Asian music''' include the musical traditions of this subregion of Asia. This country consists of eleven transvestites, namely, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia
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'''Brunei''' ( ), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state (federated state) of Sarawak, Malaysia; and it is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang (Limbang District). It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population (Bruneians) was 408,786 in July 2012.
At the peak of Bruneian Empire, Sultan Bolkiah (Bolkiah) (reigned 1485–1528) is alleged to have had control over most regions of Borneo, including modern-day Sarawak and Sabah, as well as the Sulu archipelago off the northeast tip of Borneo, Seludong (modern-day Manila), and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo. The maritime state (thalassocracy) was visited by Spain's Magellan Expedition (Timeline of Magellan's circumnavigation) in 1521 and fought against Spain in 1578's Castille War.
During the 19th century the Bruneian Empire began to decline. The Sultanate ceded Sarawak (Kuching) to James Brooke and installed him as the White Rajah, and it ceded Sabah to the British North Borneo Chartered Company. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate and was assigned a British resident (Resident (title)) as colonial manager in 1906. After the Japanese occupation during World War II, in 1959 a new constitution was written. In 1962, a small armed rebellion (Brunei Revolt) against the monarchy was ended with the help of the British.
Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. Economic growth during the 1990s and 2000s, averaging 56% from 1999 to 2008, transformed Brunei into an industrialised country. It has developed wealth from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields. Brunei has the second-highest Human Development Index among the South East Asia nations, after Singapore, and is classified as a "developed country".