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Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei Darussalam

Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Pandajetsetter at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque and Yayasan at night

Took this picture on the plane - Istana Nurul Iman

Kampong Air

Home to an estimated 20,000 people, Kampung Ayer consists of 28 contiguous stilt villages – named after the crafts and occupations traditionally practiced there – built along both (but especially the southern) banks of Sungai Brunei. A century ago, half of Brunei's population lived here, and even today many Bruneians – despite government inducements – still prefer the lifestyle of the water village to residency on dry land. If you look to the main roads on the opposite banks of the village you'll see luxury cars lined up on the shoulder of the road; many of these cars belong to water village residents. That said, Kampung Ayer is also home to a sizable population of undocumented immigrants that constitute Brunei's underclass.

Read more: Lonely Planet
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