Historical Heritage sites in Brunei Darussalam
The State of Brunei Darussalam is characterized by a very diverse and facinating historical background strongly tied to the sea. Most of Brunei has been underwater for the last 15 millions of years and, since then, it emerged very slowly up to its present position. During this period,offshore Brunei experienced a number of events such as sea level changes and biodiversity oscillations still visible today both on onshore outcrops and in the offshore deposits. Today the offshore harbors several coral reefs and preserves remnants of the Second World War which greatly contribute to the diversity of the marine life. This project aims to study all those past and recent events that have transformed the Sultanate into a sanctuary of biodiversity and richness. Brunei abundant historical sites need to be preserved, highlighted, correctly displayed for the local community as part of their heritage and have to potentially become very attractive to tourists and scientists to boost the local economy. The ultimate goal is to reach out to the local community and make it aware of all these sites and suggest how to showcase them to boost the local economy.
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