When you look out of the window as the plane approaches Brunei, it is immediately apparent that the country engages in a lot of offshore oil drilling. The above photo and video shows the many oil drilling rigs and tankers in the sea just offshore of Brunei.
We visited the Royal Regalia Museum, which displays various ornate jewels and gifts received by the Sultan during his reign. Photos are only allowed in the lobby, which features a recreation of the scene at the Sultan's coronation. Perhaps thanks to the prosperity of the populace, the Sultan remains very popular in Brunei, and his rule has been unchallenged.
Despite the wealth of the citizens of Brunei, over 20,000 of them choose to live in traditional stilt houses in the world's largest water village. The above video shows us on a water taxi, going through a small portion of the immense water village. Although the houses don't look like much, seemingly every house had a satellite dish on top and air conditioning units in the windows.