Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Up with Geography: Brunei


Bandar Seri Begawan

None. It shares the island of Borneo with Malaysia & Indonesia, although it doesn't share a border with Indonesia. Borneo is surrounded by many seas and is located off the continent of Asia.

I'm still experiencing technical difficulties with my scanner. Below are pictures of my drawings. I apologize for the poor quality.

The island of Borneo. Brunei outlined in dark ink & shaded.
Indonesia occupies the south half of the island.

A close up of Brunei & its neighbor.


Water Borders:
South China Sea

Total Area:
2,226 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Technically, Brunei doesn't have cities. Here is an explanation. The four official towns of Brunei, in descending order, are: Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Belait, Tutong, and Seria.

Famous Geographical Point:
Ulu Temburong National Park

Famous Person:
Wu Chun, singer, actor, and model

Book Set In/About:
Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Century by Marie-Sebille de Vienne

An in-depth look at the politics, geography, and history of Brunei.

Movie Set In/About:
"Yasmine" (2014), directed by Siti Kamaluddin & Man-Ching Chan

The story of a young woman who strives to become a master of of the Brunei martial art called Silat.

Headline of the Day:
"Paulo Sergio Inspires Brunei DPMM to First-Ever S.League Title" on ESPN FC.

I swear that, despite my love for soccer, I didn't seek out a soccer-related headline. Lol.


Patricia said...

This post had me clicking on a lot of things. I was not getting proper scale, nor could I envision what that part of the globe looks like (terrible American, I am) and so I had to google and zoom out. Google Maps picture of Brunei makes it look very attractive and maybe I would want to visit there?

These posts tend to remind me of how little I know about the world. So at least I'm reading them and finding out the tiniest things.

balyien said...

I agree that Brunei looks very nice in pictures, and apparently it has a lot going for it in an economic sense (all that oil money). However, they instituted sharia law in 2014, so that's a pretty big downer. I guess every country has its pros and cons.

Doing this project has been pretty great/helpful, but part of me wants to put so much more information in these posts!