In this post, we highlight two recently published books on Brunei’s history and heritage. They are by prominent Bruneian civil servant and blogger Rozan Yunos, currently the Permanent Secretary of the Brunei Ministry of Development. The books are essentially a compilation of articles by Rozan Yunos published in the Golden Legacy, a weekly column in one of Brunei's national newspaper, The Brunei Times. The articles are on Brunei's history, culture and heritage.
The Golden Warisan Brunei Darussalam: Vol. 1. This first volume features topics on: origin of the name Brunei Darussalam; the Pengalu in Brunei history; Musabaqah Tilawatil Al-Quran; history of Brunei's newspapers; the history role of Bandar Seri Begawan; Istana Manggalela and the Sabah link; and more. With black-and-white photographs.
The Golden Warisan Brunei Darussalam: Vol. 2. The topics covered in the articles in Volume 2 include: Berjanawari: The River Regatta Festival; family relationship monikers in Brunei; the tobacco smoking tradition in Brunei; Maulidur Rasul Processions in Brunei; Awang Semaun: Tale of a Brunei Warrior; how Brunei lost its northern province; the Brunei Sultan who died in China; centuries-old Brunei weaving industry and more. There are black-and-white photographs, as well as a bibliography for Volume 1 and Volume 2.