Bandar Seri Begawan

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Bandar Serre Begawan, the capital and largest city of the state of Buruney, is in the northernmost part of the island of Kalimantan, on the coast of the South China Sea. The city is located on the side of a small river delta of the Barunay River.

In the 7th century, settlements began to appear in the Bandar Seri Begawan area. In its history, the city has changed its location several times, until it moved to its present place. In the 1920s and 70s, Bândar-Cerre-Béguiné, then called Bârunay, was the administrative center of the Brittany Protectorate. The modern name, which in Malay language means The City of His Grace, is in honor of Oumar Ali Sayfouddin, the sultan of Bruuney.

Bandar Serre Begawan – a modern city with a European orientation, but which retains its original and authentic style. Here the maritime transport has developed. From Bandar Serre Begawan, you can get to any coastal area of Brunei, as well as to the eastern part of the country, which is separated from the mainland by the waters of a small gulf and the Malay Basin. The capitals airport is the countrys only international air port.

Phonestly, the great royal chapel of Sultan Omara Aly Sayfouddin (1958), which is in modern Islamic style, is a great feature of Bandar Seri Begavan and all of Burundi. It is one of the most prominent mosques of Southeast Asia and the symbol of Buruney. However, there are a number of notable features in Bandar of the South-East Asia and the Brunei symbol. Among them is the Sultans palace of Yustana Núrul Imam, accessible during the month of Ramadan. The palace grounds include the beautiful Djæródín Park and the Djæródín Park with the Patras. Also distinguishable are the Khasan Bholoka ultra-modern sports complex, the Sultans Hall of Lapu, and the Küyarong-Mosköe Church, Surrounded by gardens, the former headquarters of the English governor of Bómáóncán-Dójábalés, and the citys Tasázek Park.

In the outskirts of the city, there is a village called Cammong-Ayer, famous for its traditional Bruneian crafts. The tradition and intercultural interaction at Bandar Serre Begawan is highlighted by the church of St. Andrew, built by the British authorities, and a modest Chinese temple.

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  • Air quality: 19 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 27,000 people
  • GDP: $26,939 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: B-Mobile Progresif
  • Tipping: A 10 percent service charge is normally included in all hotel, taxi, bar and restaurant bills, and further tipping is not necessary.
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  • Best coworking space: Truesynergy
  • Best hospital: JPMC
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Royal Brunei Airline
  • Best intl air carrier: Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $750
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $460
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.5
  • Coffee: $1

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