Money and oil
Located on the northern coast of Borneo, Brunei Darussalam – the latter meaning ‘quiet abode’ in Arabic, has a reputation for the astonishing wealth of its sultan and having the largest oilfields in Southeast Asia. Such is the magnitude of the sultan’s worth, that a welfare state can be maintained in the country. Oil and gas are the backbone of business here, which is exported to many countries around the world.[ReadMore]
The culture of Brunei is mainly derived from the old Malay world, which is deeply rooted in the customs, ceremonies, language and architecture in the country. The government and people of Brunei work hard to ensure that the culture here is maintained, with the preservation of arts and crafts, including boat making and silversmithing remaining alongside the modern world’s technology.
The national dish of Brunei, Ambuyat, is a savoury meal of starchy white solids taken from the interior trunk of the sago palm tree. It is said to be eaten by twirling the sticky Ambuyat round candas sticks and dipping into a cacah sauce and swallowed without chewing. Other traditional dishes you should sample on your Brunei cruise include a sought after delicacy known as wajid, and Keropok Udang, a Bruneian version of a prawn cracker.
Cruises to Brunei Darussalam
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