Bandar Seri Begawan 1955

This is Bandar Seri Begawan in the mid 1950s. I like looking at old photographs. It's not because I want to live in the past. But by looking at old photographs only can we see the physical development of Brunei.

This 1956 photograph is interesting. This is taken out of the State of Brunei Development Report January 1956, just before Brunei first launched its 1st RKN or 1st National Development Plan. There are many things which are different. The Sungai Kianggeh is still a big river and has not been turned into a huge drain as it is now. Only the rudimentary buildings of Jalan Sultan are there. There are lots of other buildings which have disappeared since then.

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