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Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque  
   

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Built in memory of the sultan that led the country to independence, this mosque boasts a 44m minaret that is the highest structure in the downtown area. Rumour has it that the nearby Islamic Bank was forced to sacrifice its top floor because it was inadvertently planned to be higher!
Bandar Seri Begawan (7-10 May 13)

May 9th 2013
It was just a short 1h ferry ride from Labuan before I arrived in Muara, the port town in Brunei, population-wise the smallest country in Southeast Asia. And it was just another 30 minute bus ride before I was in Bandar Seri Begawan, the sultanate's capital. This was my second time in the country, but my first had been a work trip where I was pretty much holed up in the hotel, and shuttled fr ... read more
Asia » Brunei » Bandar Seri Begawan

Bruneian Flag The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strif... ... read more
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