Village On The Water

This village is known as the Venice from the East. Although located on the water, but this village is sophisticated. Let’s walk around to this village!

The Biggest Villages in the World

Kampong Ayer, Brunei Darussalam

Kampong Ayer, Brunei Darussalam

This village is called as Kampong Ayer, located on Brunei River, Bandar Seri Begawan City, Brunei Darussalam. It is said that this district was built in about year 1363 – 1402. In this period, this country was under authority of Sultan Muhammad Shah.

The residential area of this village is so vast, whereas in the fact, Kampong Ayer was built as trade port only. As time goes by, this village was become a residential area. And now, Kampong Ayer becomes the biggest village in Brunei Darussalam and called as “The Venice from The East”.

Equipped with All Needed Facilities

This time, there are 40.000 peoples live in Kampong Ayer. And for fulfilling citizen’s requirement, the government providing all facilities needed by citizen.

Kampong Ayer - Venice of The East

Kampong Ayer – Venice of The East

So, in this village you can find school, hospital, restaurant, market, masjid, even wi-fi connection. Everything are ready to use, and people no need to worry even though they are live above the water.

To connecting buildings nearby, local government was providing wooden bridge. When they need to go further, peoples usually use motorboat. But if they do not have motorboat, there are motorized ship which can be used. This motorized ship is called as water taxy.

Vocabulary

village A village is a place where people live in. Village is smaller than a city or town.
Venice Venice is the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy’s major ports and a famous tourist attraction.
although Although means (subordinating) despite the fact that; even though.
sophisticated sophisticated means complicated and intricate.
district District is a region marked off for administrative or other purposes.
period A period is all about defining when something begins and ends.
authority Authority is the power or right to give orders or make decisions.
residential A residential area is made up of houses and apartment buildings – places where people reside.
vast vast means unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope.
trade port Trade port is the commercial exchange port (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services.
fulfill fulfill means to fill a need or want, meet the requirements or expectations of.
requirement a requirement is something that must be done, necessary, inescapable, and non-negotiable.
school A School is an educational institution where a building where young people receive education.
hospital A hospital is the place to go when you’re very sick or injured in a way that requires immediate treatment.
restaurant A restaurant is a place where you go to eat food.
market A market is an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up.
masjid A masjid is a place for Muslim to worship.
wi-fi Wi-fi is a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet; uses ethernet protocol.
worry worry means something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
wooden bridge Wooden bridge is a bridge made from wood or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood.
further further means to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage.
motorboat A motorboat is a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine.
motorized To motorize is to give something a motor so that it will move or work better (or faster).
ship A ship is a vessel that carries passengers or freight.
nearby nearby means not far away in relative terms.
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