A Photo Blog: A Rich Country Stuck in Yesterday — Brunei

Brunei is the fourth richest country in the world according to Fortune magazine and fifth according to Forbes. No matter who said it, I guess almost everyone knows that this small country in Asia is very rich when it comes to the GDP per capita. However, during my recent visit to the country, I wonder why I didn’t see much modern buildings, high-end infrastructure and all those things you see in the first world countries like Japan, South Korea etc. I’m not saying corruption is a thing in the country because everyone I talked to are saying Bruneians are getting good benefits from the government. Maybe, as I tried to think things over, I got to somehow conclude that —

Being rich doesn’t always have to be modern. Maybe, the word modernization must not always be associated with the idea of wealth. It’s a paradigm people must learn to differentiate.

Without further ado, here are some of the street photos I took while walking around the capital of Brunei — Bandar Seri Begawan.

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Have you been to Brunei? Let me know what you think!

P.S. You can buy some of my photos here.

With Love,

Danica


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