Brunei is a tiny, independent, oil-rich country wedged between the states of Sarawak and Sabah on the Malaysian side (northeast) of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. 🌴
Did you know? Brunei Means “that’s it!” According to local historiography, when first landing on Brunei, Awang Alak Betatar, the man who later founded the Sultanate of Brunei, exclaimed: “Baru nah” which means “that’s it!”

The name Brunei was derived from these two words. After establishing his dynasty in Brunei, Betatar was renamed as Sultan Muhammad Shah. The full name of the country is, however, Negara Brunei Darussalam. Here negara means “country” and darussalam means the “abode of peace”. ✌

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Country: Brunei
Denomination: 1 Ringgit
Price: $10.00
Pick #: 13b
Year: 1984
Grade: UNC
Coloration: Multicolored
Depictions: Sultan – Sir Hassanal Bolkiah; Ariel view of Bandai Seri
Note Size: 4 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
Continent: Asia and the Middle East
Watermark: Sultan