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Old 09-01-2013, 05:05 AM   #111
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Brunei the Abode of Peace (Malay: Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi: نڬارا بروني دارالسلام, Arabic: دولة بروناي، دار السلام‎), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and it is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang.It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, with the remainder of the island belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia...Government / Unitary Islamic constitutional monarchy..
According to legend, Brunei was founded by Awang Alak Betatar. His move from Garang, a place in the Temburong District to the Brunei river estuary led to the discovery of Brunei. According to legend, upon landing he exclaimed "Baru nah!" (loosely translating as "that's it!" or "there"), from which the name "Brunei" was derived.It was renamed "Barunai" in the 14th century, possibly influenced by the Sanskrit word "varuṇ" (वरुण), meaning either "ocean" or the mythological "regent of the ocean" ." The word "borneo" is of the same origin. In the country's full name, "Negara Brunei Darussalam", "darussalam" (Arabic: دار السلام‎) means "abode of peace", while "negara" means "country" in Malay...Brunei was occupied by Japan from 1941 to 1945 during World War II..Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984..The official National Day, which celebrates the country's independence, however, is held on 23 February due to tradition...
Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Chinese: 伊丽莎白医院), also known as Mount E is a 345-bed private hospital in Singapore operated by Parkway Health..It is the first private hospital in Singapore to perform open heart surgery and to establish nuclear medicine centre.The Royal Family of Brunei built a Royal Suite in the hospital for their own use, but was later made available for use by other patients.. ...
Petroleum was discovered in 1929 after several fruitless attempts. Two men, F.F. Marriot and T.G. Cochrane smelled oil near the Seria river in late 1926. They informed a geophysicist who then conducted a survey there. In 1927, gas seepages were reported in the area. Seria Well Number One (S-1) was drilled on 12 July 1928. Oil was struck at 297 meters on 5 April 1929. Seria Well Number 2 was drilled on 19 August 1929 and is still producing oil to this date. Oil production increased considerably in the 1930s. In 1940, oil production was at more than six million barrels.The British Malayan Petroleum Company (now Brunei Shell Petroleum Company) was formed on 22 July 1922.The first offshore well was drilled in 1957...In July 1953, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III formed a seven-member committee named Tujuh Serangkai to find out the citizens’ views regarding a written constitution for Brunei. In May 1954, a meeting attended by the Sultan, the Resident and the High Commissioner was held to discuss the findings of the committee. In March 1959 Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III led a delegation to London to discuss the proposed Constitution.The British delegation was led by Sir Alan Lennox-Boyd who was the Secretary of State for the Colonies.. The agreement was signed by Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Sir Robert Scott, the Commissioner-General for Southeast Asia...

The heart of Belgravia..Enters Seaford House...then takes a stroll to Arlington Hot El..Meets Jack W (RSM Sandy Young) later on at home 47...After 7 years the makers were persuaded to mount a sequel Wild Geese II, based on the novel Square Circle SssIR..
Number 23A there it isis..keep driving...keep driving..St. Andrew's School is a private, co-educational, school in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, offering kindergarten, primary and secondary education to more than 1000 students. It accepts foreign students. St. Andrew's School is located in Jalan Hj. Basir in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan opposite Pusar Ulak Primary School.

We ask that we live and we labour in peace, in peace;
Each man shall be our neighbour in peace, in peace;
Distrust and hatred will turn to love,
All the prisoners freed,
And our only war will be the one
Against all human need.

We work for the end of disunion, in Truth, in truth;
That all may be one communion, in truth, in truth;
We choose the path of peace and prayer
Countless pilgrims trod,
So that Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew,
We all can worship one God.

The school motto is "Courage and Love", and is reflected in the first stanza of the school song. From mid-1990s onwards (possibly earlier), only the first two verses of the school song are sung (a possible reason is that the inclusion of the word 'Jew' in the third verse is generally frowned upon by the predominantly Muslim country the school is located in)..
Six soldiers from the elite SAS are facing a court martial on charges of embezzling up to £250,000 from the unit's training budget.The men are alleged to have secretly siphoned off the money over a period of years from funds used to pay for specialist jungle training exercises in Brunei and Borneo..

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