Brunei’s culture mainly derived from the Old Malay World, which encompassed the Malay Archipelago and from this stemmed what is known as the Malay Civilisation. Based on historical facts, various cultural elements and foreign civilisations had a hand in influencing the culture of this country.
Brunei is located in the northwestern region of the island of Borneo and therefore falls in the equatorial climatic zone. Climate of Brunei is therefore of the equatorial type. High temperature and heavy rainfall, which are the typical features of equatorial climate, characterize the climate of Brunei.