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What is the capital of Brunei ?

In the middle of the Malaysian part of Borneo lies Brunei. I spent a day there on my way north to Kota Kinabalu...

There is a nice mosq...

...but right behind live the poors in the water village

There is also a ridiculous museum a about the sultan, from his childhood to the coronation, and all gifts he received from other states. Pictures were not allowed - probably because it was so embarrassing to him...

Asking a local guy why the sultan does not share his money with the poor people living in the water village, the answer was "oh, he tried, but the poor do not know how to spend the money and do stupid things. So it's better not to give them...".
He obviously knows that much better:
According to wikipedia, "The Sultan is the owner of 531 Mercedes-Benzes, 367 Ferraris, 362 Bentleys, 185 BMWs, 177 Jaguars, 160 Porsches, 130 Rolls-Royces and 20 Lamborghinis, bringing the total number of cars he owns to 1932."

And this is where the Sultan's wealth is coming from:

Although I was glad to male a quick stop in Brunei, I cannot say I really liked the place too much because it was dull, with almost empty streets, big car going probably just in circles around the city (petrol costs nothing). And probably also because drinking beer is not allowed.

Oh yes, and the capital of Brunei is: Bandar Seri Begawan. Knowing this could just help you winning your next trivial pursuit game !

Posté par cschitter 23:26 Archivé dans Brunei

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You forgot 2 Renault ("Vive la France !") and 1 Fiat ("Viva Italia !") http://www.leblogauto.com/2006/08/lincroyable_gar.html

par skyter

French touch: 1 Renault = ~185 Ferrari ;).

par sysedit

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