Brunei was once a very important trade hub that connected Asia with the rest of the world, and still today it attracts workers, migrants, and travelers from all corners of the globe. The capital Bandar Seri Begawan encompasses the country's captivating mix of Malay culture, the Islamic faith, a vast international community and spectacular wealth, which combined result in an infinitely interesting city dominated by an array of beautiful mosques, a fascinating floating city, and the world's largest royal palace.
BruneiDespite its small size, the sultanate of Brunei is multi-faceted. It stands as the last remaining relic of a great naval empire and is now the site of the largest oil fields in Southeast Asia. This contrasts with the carefully protected natural environment with its lush forests, mangroves and rich wildlife that strengthen the image of Brunei as a well ordered ‘abode of peace’. The warmth of the people paired with Bandar Seri Begawan’s extravagant palaces, beautiful mosques and water villages that seem to transport you back in time all constitute to the unparalleled richness Brunei Darussalam has to offer.