Newspapers in Brunei
The distribution of newspapers in Brunei is limited (69 newspaper excl. Per
1,000 residents, 2000). The only daily newspaper is the English-language Borneo
Bulletin (founded in 1953) with an edition of about 25,000 copies, but there are
also non-daily newspapers in Malay.
The state-owned company Radio and Television Brunei (RTB, founded
1957) broadcasts radio in two channels, including Malay, Chinese and English.
RTB broadcasts TV in two channels in Malay and English. Imported programs
account for half of the TV offering. USA, UK, Malaysia and Australia. There are
297 radio and 640 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).
The culture in Brunei is strongly influenced
by Islam, but also to some extent by Hinduism, religious
belief and ancestral worship. Muslim culture is not
least reflected in architecture.
In the capital Bandar Seri Begawan is especially
noticeable the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque (built
in 1958) which has a large golden dome and is made of
exclusive material from different parts of the world.
Latest population statistics of Brunei, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
In the capital there is also an arts and crafts
center (built in 1975) where you can see samples of
Brunei crafts: boatbuilding, silversmithing and carpet
weaving. Gong-gong is an important traditional musical
instrument. For Brunei public policy, please check