Brunei Darussalam is a small country of
approximately 5,700 sq. kms. situated on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo, the
world's third largest island. Bounded on the north by the South China Sea, Brunei is
surrounded on all other sides by the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Divided by Sarawak into two parts, the
larger and more populated area is made up of Brunei Muara district, Tutong and Belait
districts, with the less developed
Temburong district on the eastern boundary.
Brunei Darussalam means "place of
peace or peaceful abode". An apt description given that the typhoons which batter
other areas bordering the South China Sea, never touches Brunei.