Being one of the richest men in the world the Sultan of Brunei's birthday is bound to be a lavish occasion and one which can be enjoyed by all the peoples of Borneo.
This is one of the most important events in the Brunei national calendar, with activities and festivities held nationwide, beginning with a mass prayer throughout the country. On this occasion, His Majesty the Sultan delivers a royal address, followed by an inauguration ceremony held at the Istana Nurul Iman Palace. The event is also marked with gatherings at the four districts where His Majesty meets with his subjects.
Over 70% of Brunei is pristine rainforest which is perfect for exploring. Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital, is home to splendid mosques and some impressive museums. It is also the official residence of the Sultan.
15 hours (Kuching, via Singapore)
Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines & Singapore Airlines
The best time to travel.
A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of.
Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year.
Travel is not recommended.
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