Friday, 25 April 2014

#29 - The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei Darussalam

Known as the Abode of Peace, Brunei Darussalam is one of only two Sultanates in the world. Located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is a land of architectural Islamic grandeur and lush virgin rainforest.

The capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan glimmers with boutiques as well as national treasures such as the gold-domed Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and the Islamic and Malay infused Istana Nurul Iman; the royal residence of His Majesty the Sultan.

With a monarchy stretching back 600 years and relatively new independence, gained in 1984, Brunei is an unique preserve of modernity, royalty and nature.

A haven for the inquisitive, Brunei also reveals the crystal-clear waters of the South China Sea, towering waterfalls in primary rainforests, endangered animals and the Iban, the island's native people and their traditional longhouses.

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