Brunei Darussalam had been a British protectorate since 1888, and became an independent sovereign Sultanate on 1 January 1984. Brunei Darussalam is governed on the basis of a written constitution, which came into effect in 1959. Under the constitution, His Majesty the Sultan has executive authority and will be assisted and advised by 5 constitutional bodies, namely, the Council of Succession, the Council of Cabinet Ministers, the Privy Council, the Religious Council and the Legislative Council.

The present Head of State and Head of Government is His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the 29th monarch in succession to the throne. His Majesty is also the Prime Minister heading a team of Cabinet ministers.

Brunei Darussalam has adopted the Melayu Islam Beraja ( MIB ), or Malay Islamic Monarchy concept as a national philosophy. The MIB philosophy incorporates Brunei Malay culture, Islamic principles and recognition of the monarchy system as a way of life of the Bruneian people.

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Brunei Tourism, a Department under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, is the country’s National Tourism Organization, in charge of tourism planning, development, marketing and promotion, as well as licensing of tour companies.

Responding to a Board of Directors comprising of government officials and private sector representatives, Brunei Tourism is actively engaged in the promotion of tourism to Brunei and in the development of its tourism industry, identified as one of the key economic clusters capable of contributing to the Kingdom’s economic diversification efforts, as well as becoming a significant employment generator in the future.

With recent increases in scope of activities, manpower and international expertise, a fresh new identity, and a clear strategy with ambitious goals and plans, Brunei Tourism intends to firmly establish Brunei as a contender in the worldwide tourism marketplace.

Brunei Tourism is committed to working closely with both local and overseas industry partners and media, as well as exploring all possibilities to promote, increase tourist arrivals and position Brunei Darussalam as a new and exciting travel destination in Asia.

More information about Brunei, the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures, as well as contact information for Brunei Tourism, can be found on this website: