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NIGHT RIVER CRUISE & FIRE FLY TOUR
Brunei Darussalam
Duration 1 days - Price start from $92/- USD per person

BRUNEI MAJESTIC CITY NIGHT TOUR
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Duration 1 days - Price start from $52/- USD per person

BRUNEI NIGHT CITY & JERUDONG PARK PLAYGROUND TOUR
Brunei Darussalam
Duration 1 days - Price start from $66/- USD per person

Borneo Culture in Brunei Go Back
 
The Southeast Asian island of Borneo - third largest island in the world - has captivated the imagination of explorers and travellers for centuries with its alluring mix of indigenous culture and untamed rainforest.
Approximately 16 million people live on the island of Borneo, which is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam. The island's population is comparatively low for the region, owing largely to the fact that up until a few decades ago, Borneo was completely covered by dense rainforest with poor soil for agriculture.

This, combined with rugged terrain, unnavigable rivers and the fierce head-hunter reputation of its inhabitants, ensured that the island remained underdeveloped for many years, giving Borneo a legendary mystique as one of the most mysterious and exotic places on Earth. For thousands of years, this image was fairly close to the truth. Borneo has been inhabited for at least 35,000 years, and life for many Borneans has changed little over the centuries. Most people lived in harmony with nature, leading nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyles, travelling over vast areas in search of wild boar and other products of the forest.

Around three thousand years ago, traders from other lands began to frequent Borneo, connecting the island to a larger trading network extending to China, India, and beyond. Locals collected exotic products like bird's nests and sandalwood for trade abroad but otherwise, life went on as before. Approximately 500 years ago, Islam arrived to the island, and a number of Muslim kingdoms were established, the largest of which was Brunei, which once controlled most of the northern coast. The name Borneo is in fact derived from the name Brunei.

Today, Borneo is still home to thousands of indigenous ethnic minorities which add to the island's diversity and local colour. While Borneo is rapidly modernising, indigenous culture still thrives, evident in the many traditional longhouse communities that dot the landscape of Brunei and in the native handiworks and crafts they continue to produce. Headhunting, however, is a pastime which thankfully has retreated into legend!
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Brunei-darussalam @ BRUNEI WATER VILLAGE AND PROBOSCIS MONKEY HALF DAY
The biggest Malay water villag ein the world, the rare proboscis monkey of Borneo, local house visit and a close encounter with the mangrove world..

Brunei-darussalam @ BRUNEI PROBOSCIS MONKEY RIVER SAFARI HALF DAY
Borneo Proboscis Monkey, Borneo mangrove area, the biggest Malay water village in the world, various animal and plant life of the mangrove world..

Brunei-darussalam @ FULL DAY SERIA OILTOWN TOUR
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Brunei Museum, Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall, Local Morning Market, the magnificent Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, the Majestic Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Pho..

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Visit local wet market, learn and help the preparation of lunch with local host family, learn how to cook some local dishes, interact with your local host famil..

Brunei-darussalam @ BRUNEI GOLDEN THREAD WEAVING TOUR HALF DAY
The making of Brunei's traditional golden thread weaving, Brunei country side and interaction with local people..

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