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12/10/2001--Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei ..Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei Darussalam and is the focus of business and administration hosing all ministries and Government department headquarters. Formerly known as Brunei Town, it changed its name in 1970 in honour of the former Sultan, Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien, who abdicated in 1967 in favour of his eldest son and was subsequently known as the Begawan Sultan (Begawan means blessed), who passed away in 1986, is widely recognised as the architect of modern Brunei steering the country adroitly through the turbulent post-World War II era when new boundaries were being drawn throughout the region as many countries assumed independence. ..All photographs ©2003 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.This image may not be reproduced without expressed written permission from Stuart Isett.