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Kampong Ayer in Brunei

Kampong Ayer in Brunei is one of the world's largest water villages. An area of Brunei's capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, the village represents roughly one tenth of the population of Brunei.


Built on stilts and linked by bridges the water village is also served by water taxis and has its own schools, hospitals, restaurants, shops, mosques and petrol station. From a distance, although many of the dwellings look neglected and run-down, they actually have all the modern amenities including air conditioning, satellite television, Internet access, plumbing, and electricity. People have lived in this village for over 1300 years and some of them keep potted plants and chickens.

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Taken on November 13, 2008