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Brunei's Belait District - The Kingdom of Brunei, Southeast Asia

Home of the Brunei's oilfields, The Belait District covers almost half of the whole of Brunei. When oil was first discovered at Seria in 1929, this part of Brunei was only mangroves, peat bogs and forest. The valley of the Belait River was the only spot inhabited by the Punans, the Dusuns and the Ibans who lived in longhouses in large communities of up to one hundred people. The Belait River is the longest river in Brunei.  Kuala Belait, which merges with the oil town of Seria, is 70km from Tutong, and about 120km from Bandar. A few kilometers beyond the town is the border with Sarawak. It is completely self-contained administratively, commercially and in what it offers in sports and leisure facilities.

The Belait District, and Seria town in particular, is the heart of the oil and gas industry in Brunei. It has a large expatriate community, including many Dutch people. This is due to the fact that Royal Dutch Shell has a major presence in the region


Nodding Donkey at Sunset- Seria Oilfields, Belait District, Brunei, Southeast Asia  Seria Mosque at Sunset, Belait District, Brunei, Southeast Asia  Billionth Barrel Monument- Seria Oilfields, Belait District, Brunei

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