Monday, April 7, 2008

Brunei Darussalam

A new country today :) Brunei!! Thanks Dewi for the great cards and all the informations.
"Brunei Darussalam is a country 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 of Sarawak, Malaysia, and in fact it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak.
Brunei, the remnant of a very powerful sultanate, regained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984." -
in: wikipedia.

This is the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, built in 1958 by the 28th Sultan of Burnei. In it's construction it has been used italian marble, gold mosaic and english stained glass with design that reflects classical Islamic architecture.

The mosque was built inside a man-made lagoon surrounded by water villages.

The scene of a bustling Bandar Seri Begawan capital city day converts into a peaceful city of lights by night. The mosque on the left corner is called Jamé Asr Mosque built to commemorate Sultan's 25th anniversary accession to the throne.

The Royal Regalia Building in Bandar Seri Begawan. It was built also to commemorate the 1991 Silver Jubilee of his Majesty's accession to the throne. Inside there's a collection of Brunei unique collection of royal artefacts such as the crown and a royal chariot.

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