Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Istana Nurul Iman, Sultan Brunei Palace

Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan

Istana Nurul Iman Sultan Brunei Palace, Sultan Brunei House, is one of tourist attractions in Brunei,role model”, its the resident of the role model of Brunei..its so big! in fact the 3rd larget palace in the whole world...took a water taxi to get a better view.....

Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“Istana Nurul Iman”, Since we were not able to come during the Hari Raya the palace is not open to the public. But you can take pictures outside and you will see the splendor of the place. I just hope next time I will be lucky enough to enter the palace.
Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“The Istana”, While working in Brunei I undertook a number of projects inside the Palace. The palace is set in some beautiful gardens and covers a vast area. The palace is both a home for the Sultan and his family and a place for official state business. There are private rooms, guest wings, meeting rooms, banquet halls, swimming pools, clinics, roof gardens, spas and beauty spaces, a cinema and all the back of house area to keep this small town working.

Generally you can only visit the palace during Hari Raya, I was lucky to go there 2 or 3 times a week and see the internal spaces that are not open to public view.

Brunei is a beautiful and worth visiting for a few days, try to get a look at the palace while you are there...Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“Very Good experience”, His majesty is only one sultan in this era who is really kindest and God fearing person who loves and care the peoples...He has very soft heart for Humans i love him
Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“Part of the splendor of Brunei”, We started talking with a nice guy from Brunei at the waterfront of Bandar Seri Begawan and he said he would like to show us where the palace of the Sultan was situated. So we piled into his car and made the 10 minute drive to the gates of the palace. Of course, we could not get past the gates, but the sheer size and splendor of the grounds and the buildings were impressive. I was walking along the gated entrance, as suddenly the gates nearest to me swung open and the policeman on duty called me back nervously. Within seconds a big black Mercedes-Benz with lesser cars following entered the palace grounds through the gates, which closed promptly. (See pictures). Showing pictures to people from Brunei it transpired that probably the Sultan of his brother was at the wheel. A memorable experience.
 Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“Worth seeing”, Obviously you can only see through the front gates of the Sultan's Palace but I was amazed while driving around the property at the size of it. Something you must see in Brunei.
 Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“Gold”, The Istana is a beautiful building. I have enjoyed dinner there, we lived in Brunei for 2 years as part of the Military.
 Photos of Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
“the biggest residence building in the world”, 1788 rooms, 500 bathrooms.... it's like a village by itself! Visitors will be able to take nice pictures of the Royal entrance but not of the whole building. It's simply too big and also it's surrounded by trees

This photo of Istana Nurul Iman is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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