Brunei: General Information

General Information

Brunei flag and anthem by the World Statesmen
This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Brunei.

Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Washington D.C. 
This website provides overviews and information about culture, people, travel and visa preparation. In addition to trade and investment.

Embassy of the United States in Brunei Darussalam
This is an official website of the embassy of the United States in Brunei Darussalam. It contains information related to programs and events, scholarships, services to the US citizens, and visa.

The World Fact Book, Brunei (CIA)
This site provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information of the Brunei government.
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Government Institutions

Agriculture and Agrifood Department
The website provides this summary regarding the Dept. of Agriculture's mission statement and regulations. Our two regulatory functions are to achieve market stabilization and safeguard food safety. In terms of market stabilization, Negara Brunei Darussalam fully abides all international agreements on trade liberalization. We regulate the import of agri-foods and agricultural products to ensure market stability, as well as to avert market-distortion by unscrupulous people. We also protect consumers’ interests and prevent the introduction of dangerous infectious and noxious agents through imports. Our stand on food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary requirements has been consistently stringent. In addition, we have the necessary laboratory facilities to conduct agro-chemical residual analyses and adequate personnel to carry out veterinary inspections.

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
This website contains information regarding vision and mission, structure in the department, activities and the latest news. This site is entirely in Malay. English link is available but can’t be opened. 2-12-2010.

Ministry of Defense
Website providing information regarding Brunei's armed forces, intelligence, services, and military personel training.

Ministry of Development
Website is in Malay. This website contains information regarding regulation and strategic plan and the latest news.

Ministry of Education
Site containing information regarding Brunei's school terms, holidays, exams, educational statistics, and even disease. In addition to news regarding the Minister of education and his personal involvement with the people and their educational goals.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Website containing information regarding consular events, foreign policy and trade and economy. The site also includes visa information and advice on traveling from and to Brunei.

Ministry of Health
Page mostly in Malay containing two articles in English regarding Avian Influenza, and Foot, Hand, and Mouth disease. There is also advertisements for jobs for Health personnel.

Ministry of Home Affairs
Site is in Malay. English link is not available. 2-12-2010

Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications
Containing information regarding vision and mission, organizational structure, roles and responsibilities, and strategic plan 2008 – 2017. It also provides information about schedule of cruise, ferry and daily shipping. On line check- in can be done through this website.

Ministry of Religious Affairs
The website is available in Malay and English. The Arab version is under construction.

Prime Minister Office
Prime Minister's Office Vision: Excellent Leadership and Good Governance for National Prosperity and Stability. Mission: To enhance the effectiveness of executive decision-making by the Government of His Majesty in the pursuit of excellent leadership and good governance for national security and sustainable development. This will be done in the context of the philosophy of the Malay Muslim Monarchy ('MIB'). Roles and Functions: To achieve our mission, we will provide: Professional and competent policy inputs to the processes of policy making. Effective administrative leadership to all ministries and departments. Effective coordination and facilitation between agencies throughout the Civil Service and with the private sector and the community. Quality information and professional services to key stakeholders in the Prime Minister's Office.

 

Language

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University), Indonesian Language
Brunei employs Malay, similar to Indonesia, as an official language. This site provides Indonesian language studying materials, including grammars and vocabulary teaching. It contains also video clips, poetry, literatures and folklores.

Languages of Brunei by Ethnologue
This site gives basic explanation about the old Malay writing system and scripts.

Online Indonesian language, the University of Victoria
Brunei uses Malay as the official language and Malay and Indonesian are typically similar; this site provides online Indonesian teaching materials and exercises.

 

E-Journal

Journal of Asian Studies
This is a website of the Journal of Asian Studies. It contains a wide range of research topics about Asia, and some articles are free for download.

 

History, Culture and Religion

Brunei Darussalam, Culture and Information
This website contains information about museum, visual arts, performance arts and music in Brunei.

 

Political and Social Issues

Brunei Nature Society
This site has online information and links about plants and animals in Brunei/Borneo.

Panaga Natural History Society
This website contains online research articles and publications about natural environment, including wild life and plant within and around Brunei.

 

News

BBC-Special reports about Brunei
This is a special news report of the BBC about Brunei.

Borneo Bulletin Online
This website provides both local and international news in English.

BruDirect.com
This site contains daily news and news archives of Brunei since January 2003.

Brunei Darussalam Newsletter
This is the monthly official newsletter of the government of Brunei Darussalam. It contains information related to the country’s current affairs, government policies and latest legislations, culture, economy and education.  It is available to download in PDF format from the website of the Brunei Department of Information from the year 2013 onward.

Brunei News.Net
This website provides both local and international news in English.

Media Permata Online
This site provides daily news of Brunei in Malay language.

Pelita Brunei
This is a weekly official newspaper of the government of Brunei Darussalam.

 

Digital Collections

Banking Industry in Southeast Asia Web Archive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is an ongoing collection started in spring of 2017 highlighting the government, autonomous or semi-government, and a selection of the largest banks in the region.  Many of these banks produce a significant number of publications in PDF format making the information difficult to collect comprehensively in print format.  This will help researchers understand the banking landscape in the region.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
This website contains a collection of 86 pictures taken in Brunei in 2000.

Southeast Asia Vision Collection (Cornell University Library)
This site provides full download of old texts and rare book collection related to insular and mainland Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in ‘Search’ after connecting to the link.

 

Research Institutions

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
This website provides online reports and programs that Brunei and other members of APEC work to promote trade and investment liberalization, business facility, and economy and technical cooperation.

Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This website contains information about Brunei government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia 
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
This website contains online newsletter, publication, research, training and conference events related to Asian studies. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Brunei Darussalam
This site provides online working papers and reports of the IMF in Brunei Darussalam.

Malay Concordance Project, the Malay Manuscript (Australian National University)
This site contains resources for the study of Classical Malay Literature from scholars of Malay studies.

WWF: Heart of Borneo Forests
This is a website of WWF that provides information about the forests of Borneo and their wildlife.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about the socio-political issues of Brunei and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

 

Travel Information

Brunei Tourism
This is the official website of the government of Brunei. It contains information about culture, heritage, nature and photo gallery of attractions in Brunei.

Lonely Planet, Brunei
The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Brunei can be foung in this site.

 

Miscellaneous

National Bureau of Asian Research
The National Bureau of Asian Research is committed to advanced independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.