As the world’s oldest reigning monarchy, Brunei is home to centuries of royal heritage, with the current Sultan’s family line dating back over 600 years. Walk through time and discover relics from an ancient shipwreck, take a stroll around the surroundings of a royal tomb, and experience history all over again through numerous exhibitions and displays.
Brunei is a tightly-knit, conservative community filled with warm politeness, evident in the way we speak, dress and carry ourselves. There are also hidden wonders in the vast expanses of the rainforests!
According to Chinese historical records, Islam has been present in Brunei since the 10th century, and by the reign of the third monarch, Sultan Sharif Ali, Brunei grew into an Islamic empire. With Islam as the state religion and the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) concept as the national governing philosophy, Brunei flourished spiritually and through the people’s material well-being.
No matter what time of the year you choose to come to Brunei, there’s always something going on in the ‘Abode of Peace’. From a variety of tasteful wonders and a long list of outdoor adventures to a creative showcase by the nation’s budding artists – experience pieces of Brunei like never before, from the eyes and ears of a Bruneian.
Each year, Brunei goes through a cycle of long-awaited events that either highlight the nation’s achievements or a traditional pastime, which are then met with a nationwide celebration that is often both quaint and extravagant in nature.
Considered to be some of the best times to visit the country, here’s a list of yearly occasions invigorating Brunei each time it happens.
THE BEST OF BRUNEI