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Asian Destinations – Interesting Facts About Brunei

Brunei is a Southeast Asian country, officially named Negara Brunei Darussalam. The country has an area of 5,765km2, along Borneo’s northern coast. Brunei. Constitutional monarchy is their form of government which is ruled by a sultan as the head of the state. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, is the present sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. He has the complete discretion over the entire country, whom is assisted by his five councils which are the: the Religious Council, the Council of the Ministers or the Cabinet, the Privy Council, the Legislative Council and the Council of Succession. These councils give advice and help the sultan in making decisions for his country.

Brunei nationals are called Bruneians, which today, has around 300,000 populations. The country consists mainly of 64% Malays and 20% with that of the Chinese, being Muslim as the predominant religion with 63% of the country’s population, and 14% on Buddhism. Their primary language is Malay, Chinese which consists of different dialects, and also English. The economy is rich with crude oil and natural gases which the country is most likely supported. Though considered as a third-world country, Brunei is proud that it can support the country’s medical services, and provides for food and housing funds by its own.

Business in Brunei is like any other businesses in other countries, though they do have some things they want business travelers have to keep in mind, to avoid being thought as rude:

o    Business attires must be conservative. Men for example should wear suit and tie while doing business and women on the other hand is advised to wear a business suit or dress with long sleeves and long skirt preferable right below the knee.

o    A hand shake is considerable enough during first meetings with business colleagues to show respect between each other.

o    Public alcohol drinking is strictly prohibited, so you might want to exclude that from your planner.

o    Also, prevent being too loud when you’re in public; the country is admired of their being discreet at all times.

o     It is considered too in Brunei (and mostly all other Muslim nations) that the head is the most important section of the body, as the feet being the least important, and it is required to remove our shoes whenever we enter someone’s house.

o    Likewise too, the Bruneians do not allow pointing fingers with the index finger. It is more advised to use the thumb instead.

Other than those, Brunei is a friendly country with friendly people, so if you’re friendly enough either, you won’t find any difficulty with your visit.

Holiday in Kerala – Top Destinations

Located alongside the Arabian Sea in South India, Kerala is perhaps the most popular destination for tourism and holiday in India. It has been emerged as a globally famous holiday destinations with its unique cultural and geographical features. It draws a large number of travelers and vacationers from all over the world and provide them a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the charm of lush greenery and superb nature beauty all soaked into a vibrant and rich culture. Also known as the “God’s Own Country, Kerala is a dream destination and paradise for vacationers. Conspicuous nature beauty, lush greenery, picturesque landscapes, scenic spots, amiable ambiance, lovely lakes, diverse flora & fauna, verdant hill stations, beautiful beaches, serene & scenic backwaters, historical monuments, religious monuments, etc team up together make Kerala one of the most sought after tourism & holiday destinations in the world.

There are many picturesque destinations in this charming and captivating land of India. Some of important destination for fun-filled and mesmeric holiday in Kerala is following.

Trivandrum – It is the state capital and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the state. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Anantha Vishnu Temple, Napier Museum, Kowdiar Palace, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, etc are worth visit tourist attractions.

Kovalam – It is an internationally famous beach destination in God’s Own Country. Located at the very short distance from Trivandrum, Kovalam Beach is one of the best beached in India and world as well. It is one of the most sought after destinations for holidays with great tourism opportunity, fun-filled activities and excellent tourist facilities.

Fort Kochi – It is the commercial capital of the state and an important tourist destination. Fort Kochi, Portuguese Buildings, St Francis Church, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Willington Islands, etc are featured attractions of Fort Kochi.

Kumarakom – It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in God’s Own Country with enticing attractions like Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Ayurvedic Resorts, and beaches & backwaters.

Alleppey – Also popularly known as the “Venice of the East”, Alleppey is a very popular backwater destination in the state. It is very popular among vacationers and honeymooners with its enticing attractions, superb nature beauty, houseboats and scenic backwaters. It is also famous for boat races, coir products and lovely lakes. Houseboat cruise over Alleppey backwaters is a unique experience of holiday in Kerala, God’s Own Country.

Munnar – Fondly described as the “Kashmir of South”, Munnar is one of the most popular and beautiful hill stations in Kerala and India as well. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, zigzag lanes, refreshing air, soothing climate, etc make Munnar a unique holiday experience on your Kerala tours in India.

Wayanad – Endowed with extraordinary nature beauty, Wayanad attracts vacationers from all over the world. It is perhaps the most visited and popular destinations for Kerala vacations in India. It is the home to diverse and rich flora and fauna.

Besides these there are many more destinations for Holiday in Kerala. Some other popular destinations are Ponmudi, Cherai Beach, Varkala Beach, Mararikulam Beach, Kollam, Periyar, etc. I hope this article will help you plan your vacations in Kerala – “God’s Own Country”.