The Arts and Humanities Support for the Arts. English and Chinese are also widely spoken, English is also used in business, as a , and as the language of instruction from primary to tertiary education, and there is a relatively large community. It could be the plot of a hit reality show: Forty beautiful women from all over the world living together in the lavish palace of a sultan, competing for the favor of a billionaire prince. In 2003, Brunei had four companies providing general and life insurance: American International Assurance Co. If you are looking for effective therapies to treat your depression or to get rid of erectile dysfunction, it is worth mentioning that along with the highly south after pills and tablets, herbal alternatives have also emerged as successful treatments of these disorders. It is now aiming at developing a hydrocarbon products industry in Brunei. The Shafeite sect of Islam, the official religion of the state, dominates everyday life.
In Jerudong, they made plans to chase the conquering army away from Brunei. Although oil and gas dominate Brunei's industrial activity, the country does have some activity in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and banking. It also produces approximately 25. She bit her lower lip and swung her legs playfully in her chair as she tried to explain how a girl from the suburbs found her way into the harem of a sultan. Native longhouses and trips up the Brunei and Tutong rivers are also tourist attractions. In 2003, the sultanate had 73,500 passenger cars and 15,550 commercial vehicles registered. Products covered by the early package include live animals, meat, fish, dairy produce, other animal products, live trees, vegetables, fruit, and nuts.
The state provides free education from kindergarten up, including university training abroad. Oil and natural gas mining is the backbone of Brunei's economy. The Council of Women of Negara Brunei Darussalam, founded in 1985, strives to improve the economic, cultural, and social status of women. There is, however, still some risk of filariasis, tuberculosis, , and intestinal flu. Am getting a headache just thinking about how I'm gonna handle this. However, the diversification effort remains impeded by high public sector remuneration, restrictions on activities open to foreign participation, and cumbersome foreign investment approval procedures. Brunei's western enclave contains most of the country's population, as well as the capital; the thinly populated eastern zone is mainly dense forest.
The architecture of the capital and its environs is dominated by the gold-domed Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque completed in 1958 ; the Nurul Iman Palace 1983 , the largest residential palace in the world; the Royal Regalia Building 1992 ; the Royal Audience Hall 1968 ; and the Legislative Assembly 1968. Don't believe him if he says he will pull out. In July 2009 Brunei launched its national branding scheme, Brunei Halal, with a goal to export to foreign markets. Upon his return in early 2000, the government sued him and dozens of other persons for misuse of public funds. Citizenship is derived through one's parents rather than through birth within the country's territory. One Brunei dollar equals 100 cents. She likes Italian food, Hugh Jackman and disco dancing round her living room.
In 2002, the labor force in Brunei was estimated at 158,000 people, of which 40% were temporary residents from other countries. Influences to Bruneian culture come from the Malay cultures of the. Crops for home consumption include bananas, sweet potatoes, cassava, coconuts, pineapples, and vegetables. In 2002, there were 90,000 mainline telephones and 137,000 mobile cellular phones in use throughout the country. The Brunei dialect of Malay has many unique lexical items and a distinctive syntax.
The other, the National Bank of Brunei, was seized in 1986 by the government, which charged the majority shareholders with irregularities, and later closed in the early 1990s. Friedel spilled the ball under pressure from Nick Barmby and stand-in right-back Nigel Reo-Coker turned it into his own net as he attempted to clear. A government-owned business, Global Evergreen Corporation, settled debts and took over public building projects tied to the scandal in 2002. The country also has one independent English-language daily, the News Express, and an online news service, Brunei Direct. Primary Christian denominations include Anglicans, Catholics, and Methodists. Editions of foreign newspapers or magazines with articles that were found to be objectionable, embarrassing, or critical of the Sultan, the royal family, or the government may be banned from the country.
The average life expectancy is 77. Power requirements were met, and studies were made to provide electricity to rural areas. However, all three unions were inactive. Before doing so, they burned the mosque, a high structure with a five-tier roof. The government owns a cattle station in Australia that is larger in area than Brunei itself. Sultan Omar, who after his abdication remained as defense minister and assumed the royal title of Seri Begawan, died in 1986.
This amounts to about ten per cent of the state's total national yearly expenditure and represents around 2. Lower courts called sultan's courts, presided over by magistrates, hear other ordinary cases involving minor disputes. Brunei is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The Spanish invaded the capital on 16 April 1578, with the help of Pengiran Seri Lela and Pengiran Seri Ratna. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.