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Forests And Trees Of Brunei DarussalamForests And Trees Of Brunei Darussalam by Wong, K. M.; A. S. Kamariah (Eds.)

Packed into the relatively small area of Brunei Darussalam is an amazing plant diversity of nearly 3500 species of indigenous seed plants. Almost 3% of these are extremely rare and endemic to Brunei, and nearly half of the overall Brunei seed-plant flora is not known outside of the botanically rich island of Borneo. Of the species documented, more than half of the total 1900 species are trees. This book gives an overview of Brunei Darussalam's varied rain forests and its incredibly rich plant wealth, and explains why the rain forests are an important aspect of conservation.

Our Brunei Heritage: A Collection Of Brunei Historical AccountsOur Brunei Heritage: A Collection Of Brunei Historical Accounts by Yunos, Rozan

These 50 short articles originally published in the Borneo Times shed light on Brunei and the lives of Bruneians past and present. Rozan Yunos is a Bruneian with a distinguished career in Shell and the Bruneian civil service and a lively interest in local history. With archival photographs.

Golden Warisan Brunei Darussalam Vol. 2, TheGolden Warisan Brunei Darussalam Vol. 2, The by Yunos, Rozan

This is Volume 2 of a series of compilations of articles published in the Golden Legacy, a weekly column in one of Brunei's national newspaper, The Brunei Times. The articles are on Brunei's history, culture and heritage. Author Rozan Yunos is the Permanent Secretary of the Brunei Ministry of Development. The topics covered in the articles collected in this volume include: Berjanawari: The River Regatta Festival; family relationship monikers in Brunei; the tobacco smoking tradition in Brunei; Maulidur Rasul Processions in Brunei; Awang Semaun: Tale of a Brunei Warrior; how Brunei lost its northern province; the Brunei Sultan who died in China; centuries-old Brunei weaving industry and more. With black-and-white photographs and bibliography for Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Golden Warisan Brunei Darussalam Vol. 1, TheGolden Warisan Brunei Darussalam Vol. 1, The by Yunos, Rozan

This volume is the first of a series of compilations of articles published in the Golden Legacy, a weekly column in one of Brunei's national newspaper, The Brunei Times. The articles are on Brunei's history, culture and heritage. Author Rozan Yunos is the Permanent Secretary of the Brunei Ministry of Development. Some topics covered in the articles collected in this volume include: origin of the name Brunei Darussalam; the Pengalu in Brunei history; Musabaqah Tilawatil Al-Quran; history of Brunei's newspapers; the history role of Bandar Seri Begawan; Istana Manggalela and the Sabah link; and more. With black-and-white photographs.

Economy Of Brunei Darussalam, The: Perspectives And InsightsEconomy Of Brunei Darussalam, The: Perspectives And Insights by Tan Siew Ee; Rosnah Opai (Eds.)

These 14 academic papers on the economic development and structure of Brunei Darussalam form Volume 3 of a Universiti Brunei Darussalam series. They are grouped and separately referenced and explore: development planning and socio-economic strategies; consumption and expenditure patterns; tourism issues; trade linkages and diversification; and tax performance.

Remember, Remember...The 8Th Of DecemberRemember, Remember...The 8Th Of December by Bolkiah, Mohamed

Ever since 8 November 1962, Prince Mohammad Bolkiah (b. 1947) brother of the present Sultan of Brunei, has wondered what really happened at that time. He was a 15-year-old schoolboy in Kuala Lumpur and on his way home for the holidays when news of the "Brunei Revolt" broke. These events are nowadays rarely talked about. This book explores records rare archival photographs, newspapers, and personal memories. The author finds nothing gives an explanation that is cut and dried. In addition, he counters several popular beliefs stereotypes. He highlights some of the major differences between the Brunei of today and that of 45 years ago and stresses the need to acknowledge and respect the past, and also to look to Asean as a way to share in the globalised world of today.

Remember, Remember...The 8Th Of DecemberRemember, Remember...The 8Th Of December by Bolkiah, Mohamed

Ever since 8 November 1962, Prince Mohammad Bolkiah (b. 1947) brother of the present Sultan of Brunei, has wondered what really happened at that time. He was a 15-year-old schoolboy in Kuala Lumpur and on his way home for the holidays when news of the "Brunei Revolt" broke. These events are nowadays rarely talked about. This book explores records rare archival photographs, newspapers, and personal memories. The author finds nothing gives an explanation that is cut and dried. In addition, he counters several popular beliefs stereotypes. He highlights some of the major differences between the Brunei of today and that of 45 years ago and stresses the need to acknowledge and respect the past, and also to look to Asean as a way to share in the globalised world of today.

Textiles And Identity In Brunei Darussalam (Studies In The Material Cultures Of Seasia No. 11Textiles And Identity In Brunei Darussalam (Studies In The Material Cultures Of Seasia No. 11 by Siti Norkhalbi Haji Wahsalfelah

This is a study of traditional woven textiles and their place in the contemporary culture and daily life of Brunei Darussalam. It includes accounts of: the country's history and development, and the place of textiles in its traditions; the interacting influences of globalisation and islamisation on the transformation of modes of attire for men and women; the production, styles and motifs of local textiles; social customs and the influence of Islam on textile usage in ceremonies and rites of passage; the contemporary conscious creation of new traditions and usages and textiles in the nation's heritage; recent commercial trends; and national identity as it relates to distinctive attire and textile usage. With 75 colour photographs, bibliography and index.

Historical Dictionary Of Brunei Darussalam (Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 25)Historical Dictionary Of Brunei Darussalam (Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 25) by Singh, D. S. Ranjit; Jatswan S. Sidhu

The modern state of Negara Brunei Darussalam (or, "Abode of Peace") achieved its independence from the British in 1984 after 96 years of existence as a British protectorate. The state is currently run by a royal family who established a kingdom in Brunei c. 1363, when the first sultan, Sultan Muhammad (Alak Betatar) was installed. The present ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th sultan from the lineage, and is among the world's richest men. Likewise, Brunei is well known for its wealth, and its population ranks amongst those with the highest per capita GNP and income in the world. As a major oil producer, Brunei uses the income generated from those revenues to develop the economy, expand the infrastructure and improve educational and welfare systems. Income is supplemented by curious tourists, eager to visit a slowly modernising, fairly isolated country. This dictionary covers the historical, political, economic, cultural and social backgrounds of this intriguing state. Appendixes list the genealogy of the Sultans of Brunei, and present key information on the political heads of the country. Twenty tables give figures on the population, finance, exports and imports. Also included are a glossary, chronology and ten maps.

Amphibians & Reptiles Of Brunei (A Pocket Guide)Amphibians & Reptiles Of Brunei (A Pocket Guide) by Das, Indraneil

The latest addition to the well-established pocketbook series on the natural history of Brunei is on amphibians and reptiles. Colour photographs, identification details, and notes on habits and locations are given for 160 of the 182 species known in Brunei. With bibliography, technical terms, glossary and index of scientific names.

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Here is a collection of cartoon strips that gently and affectionately poke fun at Bruneians in the city and in the countryside. Mostly in Malay, there are some strips in English.

Laut Brunei - The Brunei SeaLaut Brunei - The Brunei Sea by Davidson, Maurice

Members of the Brunei Sub-Aqua Diving Club (founded 1981) have contributed to this volume, which present and celebrates the underwater beauty and diving possibilities of the Brunei Sea. An article on the characteristics of the Brunei Sea and guidelines for sailors and divers is followed by some 150 magnificent undersea colour photographs.

History Of Brunei, A (Print-On-Demand Only)History Of Brunei, A (Print-On-Demand Only) by Saunders, Graham

This remains the only full-length study of the Brunei Sultanate from the earliest times to the present. It traces the history of the state and its lines of rulers from their pre-Islamic origins to the present. Graham Saunders explores the controversies over events, persons and developments in Brunei's past which are still important issues in defining Brunei's identity and its political and social systems today. The antecedents of the Sultanate, the date of conversion to Islam, the reigns of the early Sultans, the line of descent, early contacts with the Europeans and the Sultanate's struggle to survive pressures from abroad are all elucidated in this fascinating study. The book also explores Brunei's changing fortunes over the course of the twentieth century, from its apparently inevitable decline towards extinction under pressure from the Brookes of Sarawak and the British North Borneo Company at the turn of the century, to the economic successes of the post-war years which prompted popular desire for democratic and constitutional reform. This transition from dependency to independence while retaining the Sultan's absolute rule, is analysed in detail, and includes an assessment of the years since independence in 1984.

Architecture Of Life And Death In Borneo, TheArchitecture Of Life And Death In Borneo, The by Winzeler, Robert L.

Among Borneo's spectacular indigenous buildings, the longhouses, mortuary monuments, and other architectural forms of the interior are some of the most outstanding, and much of the renewed interest in indigenous architecture has focused on the rapidly vanishing or now extinct traditional forms or a small number of surviving examples or re-creations. Drawing on the author's extensive research and travel in Borneo, this impressive and original study offers a more comprehensive account of this architecture than any previous work. Organized into two sections, the book first documents and explains traditional built forms in terms of tools and materials, the environmental context, village organization, and social arrangements. This section includes a full discussion of architecture designs and symbolism, especially those dealing with life and death. The author next looks at the destruction or transformation of traditional architecture based on a number of interrelated developments, including religious conversion, Western influence, internal migration, and logging, as well as governmental attitudes and efforts. The book concludes with a discussion of recent efforts to document and preserve traditional structures and turn indigenous as well as colonial architecture into history and heritage. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and line drawings.

Language Use And Language Change In Brunei  DarussalamLanguage Use And Language Change In Brunei Darussalam by Martin, Peter W.; Conrad Ozog; Et Al

The language used by the 260,000 people of Brunei Darussalam, the oil-rich Sultanate on the NE coast of Borneo, display many different Austroasian language traditions. This diversity reflects the country's past history as a trading empire as well as the demography of Borneo and SEAsia. These 20 research papers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University of Brunei Darussalam and explore recent and present day language usage. Part 1 considers the Malay dialects in use; Part 1 looks at the role and variants of English and Part 3 is on the languages of the Belait, Murut, Chinese and Penan people of the county. With sketch maps and bibliography.

Language, Power, & Ideology In Brunei Darussalam by Gunn, Geoffrey C.

A substantial study, which addresses the national language policies and their implementation in Brunei Darussalam. Areas explored include the relations between language and power; oral traditions; the increase of Islamic literacy, mass literacy and electric media and their effects in the modern -- and highly literate -- state. With glossary, bibliography and index.

Study Of Brunei Dusun Religion, A: Ethnic  Priesthood On A Frontier Of IslamStudy Of Brunei Dusun Religion, A: Ethnic Priesthood On A Frontier Of Islam by Kershaw, Eva Maria

The author, who is an authority on Dusun language and literature spent much time 1985-93 living with the Dusun people of Brunei. This in-depth monograph is a unique study of their traditional religion which is inevitably set to disappear in the changing Brunei of today. Referenced, with annotated photographs, glossary, bibliography and index.

'Punched' Lines: Sit-Down Comedy From Southeast  Asia'Punched' Lines: Sit-Down Comedy From Southeast Asia by Hon, Helena (Ed.)

A collection of short stories and sketches from Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia all intended to raise a smile.

Welcome To Brunei Darussalam  (The Complete Traveller's Guide)Welcome To Brunei Darussalam (The Complete Traveller's Guide) by Desilva, Rex & Helena Hon (Eds.)

This useful handbook contains much basic information for visitors to Brunei Darussalam together with practical guidance on accommodation, expeditions and shopping. A timely guide for "Visit Brunei Year 2001.

Borneo Bull's Eye Cartoon's Collection 2000: Anoth Er Cartoon Collection By Brunei's Own CartoonistBorneo Bull's Eye Cartoon's Collection 2000: Anoth Er Cartoon Collection By Brunei's Own Cartoonist by Desilva, Rex (Ed.)

A collection of cartoons by Rhyme whose work continues to enliven the Borneo Bulletin.