Known as the Abode of Peace, Brunei is one of only two Sultanates in the world. Situated on the northern coast of Borneo in Southeast Asia it is a land of architectural Islamic grandeur and lush virgin rainforest.
Its capital, 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.