Istana Nurul Iman (5/11)

The seat of power for the Sultan and Government of Brunei, a small country located in the south-eastern corners of Asia, the Istana Nurul Iman has the bragging rights of being able to call itself the largest private residence in terms of floor area in the entire world. Costing roughly $1.5 billion to build, construction of the site was completed in 1984 to coincide with the country’s full independence from the United Kingdom. Often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality, it is the symbol of the power and wealth at the end of the Sultan’s fingertips. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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