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Brunei enjoys a healthy economy and political stability, which is largely thanks to the abundant oil and gas reserves, allowing the people to enjoy a comfortable way of life. The people enjoy plenty of benefits, such as practically free healthcare, a well-established state education system and even a housing scheme dedicated to providing citizens with affordable homes. It has developed wealth from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields. Brunei is ranked fifth in the world by gross domestic product per capita. Forbes Magazine ranks Brunei as the fifth-richest nation out of 182, based on its petroleum and natural gas fields.  Brunei has a rich Islamic heritage, and its practices are regularly observed by the people as the country’s official religion. The nation has some of the region’s most beautiful and iconic mosques, with ancient artefacts of the country’s history. Nearly 50% of the population lives in and around the capital city. 47% lives in the towns along the coast Muara, Seria and Kuala Belait. The remaining 3% lives (around 10000) in the mountains.  Apart from its coastline, the country is surrounded by the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Brunei is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang.

Most of Brunei is within the low land rainforest ecoregion, which covers most of the country. Inland you will find the mountain rainforest. Brunei boasts a colourful exhibit of fascinating customs and rich nature, with a contemplative respect for religion. One of the wonderful things about Brunei is how green it is everywhere, while tracks through the jungle give way to reveal waterfalls. Don’t forget to catch a sunset at one of Brunei’s pristine beaches