Brunei

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during the day. Outside the park, but very close, is a small complex of restaurants which is open at night, though only a few of the stalls are still operational. The local papers have reported plans to renovate the park with a new selection of attractions. Scuba diving Brunei offers some great diving. In addition to coral and fish, Brunei is home to several '''shipwrecks''' and many species of '''nudibranch''' - one of the best places in SE Asia for macro photography. Water temperature


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-Brunei ferry the Malaysian town of Limbang and the Bruneian district of Temburong has been discontinued since December 2013, due to the completion of the toll-free Friendship Bridge, which connects the two borders at the eastern side of Limbang. By bus *'''To from Miri:''' The Miri Belait Transportation Company runs buses between Kuala Belait in Brunei and Miri in Sarawak, Malaysia. The journey requires a bus change at the Sungei Tujoh border checkpoint. Through tickets


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in Brunei, and the country had built one of its biggest mosques. In 1578, Alonso Beltrán, a Spanish traveller, described it as being five stories tall and built on the water. War with Spain and decline European influence (Colonialism) gradually brought an end to the regional power, as Brunei entered a period of decline compounded by internal strife over royal succession. Since the Spanish regarded Brunei as a pirate haven ref name


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"'') as paramount to everything else. It is common to see a cemetery near the mosque, as all Muslims in the Malay or Indonesian village want to be prayed (Prayer#Islam) for, and to receive Allah's blessings in the afterlife (Afterlife#Islam). In Sarawak, some villages are called 'long' pronounced as 'long' in Chinese (Chinese language). These villages are mostly found in western Sarawak. The '''geography of Malaysia''' deals with the physical (physical geography) and human geography of Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia. There are two distinct parts to this country being Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east. Peninsular Malaysia is located south of Thailand, north of Singapore and east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. East Malaysia is located on the island of Borneo and shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia. Caves Numerous caves run through the Peninsula and the East, due to the karst landscape caused by water eroding limestone. The Mulu Caves in East Malaysia are the largest caves in the world. They are located between the Penambo range and Brunei, and form a major tourist attraction. At


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with the Chinese mainland due to its historical sources dependent on Chinese support. History Early history thumb left The tomb of a ruler of Po-ni in Nanjing (File:The Tomb of the King of Boni (Brunei) Nanjing.JPG), China. In 977 AD, Chinese records began to use the term ''Po-ni'' to refer to Borneo. In 1225, a Chinese official, Chau Ju-Kua (Zhao Rugua), reported that Borneo had 100 warships to protect its trade, and that there was a lot


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attended by the Sultan (Ahmad Shah of Pahang) and Sultanah (Sultanah Kalsom binti Abdullah) of Pahang and royal families from Brunei. In 2005 also, Channel V has listed her as the Second Biggest Asian Artist due to her great

achievements whereas the Taiwanese singer, Jay Chou is on the top of the list. Coincidentally, MTV Asia also rated her as the Second Asia's Best Musical Artist, also behind the same Taiwanese artiste, Jay Chou. Southeast Asia Southeast Asia consists of Mainland Southeast Asia (Indochina), and Maritime Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is usually thought to include Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor. As the crossroads of maritime Silk Road trade network since ancient times, the region has been greatly influenced by the cultures and religions of neighboring region of India and China as well as the religions Islam and Christianity from Southwest Asia. The culture of Southeast Asian nations is diverse, ranged 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&ndash;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&nbsp;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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Brunei

'''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".

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