My first mail from Brunei arrived today in the form of a surprise envelope full of goodies. Thank you, Dklina! 🙂
Built in 1992 to celebrate the 25th year of the current sultan’s reign, Brunei’s largest mosque and its four terrazzo-tiled minarets dominate the ‘suburbs’ of Bandar Seri Begawan. It’s certainly a noticeable building; because the sultan is his dynasty’s 29th ruler, the complex is adorned with 29 golden domes. At night the mosque is lit up like a gold flame.
The interior is best described as jaw-droppingly over-the-top. The sheer volume in itself is amazing, not to mention the myriad woven rugs scattered across the men’s prayer hall.
*The current sultan of Brunei is Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah; you could see him on the stamps. 😀