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Incredible photos show the gritty, floating ‘water village’ on stilts that houses 13,000 people in Brunei, a tiny Southeastern nation of unimaginable wealth

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  • Brunei is a tiny country in Southeast Asia that’s home to one of the most interesting communities in the world — Kampung Ayer, or “Water Village.”
  • Nearly half of the capital city’s population lives in Kampung Ayer, where thousands of houses stand on stilts, as do schools, mosques, restaurants, and police stations.
  • The village stands in stark contrast to the rest of Brunei’s capital city, which has glimmering architecture and pristine streets.

The tiny nation of Brunei is incredibly wealthy. Its oil-based economy has propelled the Southeast Asian country to a higher GDP per capita than the United States, Japan, and Switzerland.

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Source : BusinessInsider.Com





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