Brunei Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the unusual country of Brunei?
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Last updated: June 20, 2020
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Clue
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Capital city
Bandar Seri Begawan
Full name of the country
Brunei Darussalam
Island on which Brunei is located
Borneo
Other countries on that island
Indonesia
Malaysia
Main religion
Islam
Main export product
Oil
Title of the head of state
Sultan
Country from which Brunei gained its independence in 1984
United Kingdom
Sea on which Brunei lies
South China Sea
Unusual punishment that Brunei, like Singapore, inflicts for certain crimes
Caning
"Crime" for which people can be stoned to death, according to a 2019 law
Male homosexuality
Currency
Brunei dollar
Second-largest ethnic group, after Malays
Chinese
Brunei's system of government
Absolute monarchy
Proboscis monkeys can be seen in Brunei. What part of of a proboscis monkey's
body is larger than other monkeys?
Nose
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Level 75
Jun 20, 2020
Male only?
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2020
Women "only" get lashes.
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Level 70
Jul 30, 2020
Bit sexist innit.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2020
EcceHomo, are you suggesting that they should make it non-sexist by stoning lesbians to death as well?
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Level 73
Aug 10, 2020
Probably a sardonic comment, and I don't think he's suggesting that 😬
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2020
shouldn't sodomy be accepted?
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Level 67
Nov 26, 2020
Absolutely agreed that 'sodomy' should be a write in. Also, as of May 2019, this point is no longer valid as the Sultan declared that Brunei would not be imposing the Penal Code of Sharia law.
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Level 85
Dec 18, 2020
Sodomy's what I guessed.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2020
Yeah, the wording of the clue should probably be changed to note that gay people aren't *actually* being stoned to death.

(Not that that makes it any less horrifying that the government seriously considered it, and not that it's much of a step up to give severe jail sentences/lashes to gay men instead of killing them).

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Level 71
Sep 8, 2020
Actually, it also includes adultery. Not sure why adultery and sodomy aren't accepted tbh
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Level 71
Jun 20, 2020
I think that the "independence" question is slightly grammatically incorrect. I think it should be "Country from which Brunei gained its independence in 1984.
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2020
Okay
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Level 77
Jun 22, 2020
FYI, the country has banned the public celebration of non-Muslim holidays including Christmas since a few years ago. Malls are not allowed to display Christmas decorations and play Christmas songs.
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Level 65
Jan 17, 2021
Not sure when this occured, but when I was in Brunei in 2015 at Christmas, our hotel had a christmas tree..
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Level 45
Jul 6, 2020
Can you accept "Abode of Peace" or "the Abode of Peace as the English translation of "Darussalam"? I knew what it meant but couldn't remember the Malay word. Regardless, it's a good quiz.
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Level 49
Jul 30, 2020
Seconded
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Level 65
Dec 22, 2020
Thirdid. I did try Abode of Peace, then moved on as I thought it was wrong.
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2020
I blanked on the monkey question, was guessing random body parts, and when I typed "hands", I accidentally guessed the second-largest ethnic group... :-D
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Level 67
Sep 27, 2020
I got the ethnic group from guessing unusual punishments.
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2020
@dunkinggandalf the same thing happened to me too! Better lucky than good, I guess. :D
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Level 66
Dec 18, 2020
Please accept 'sodomy' for 'male homosexuality'.
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Level 65
Dec 22, 2020
Just wondering. Is heterosexual sodomy also forbidden?
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Level 63
Dec 18, 2020
Their nose is larger than entire monkeys? That's got to be humungous! I think there needs to be an apostrophe there (correct me if I'm wrong)
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Level 52
Dec 18, 2020
You're right.
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Level 68
Dec 20, 2020
97% know Indonesia and Malaysia, but only 89% know Borneo? Weird.
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2021
Accepting 'Bandar' for 'Bandar Seri Begawan' is like accepting 'City' for 'Kuwait City because Bandar is 'City' in Malay.

I think should either accept its full name or 'Seri Begawan'