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Kampong Ayer: The largest stilt settlement in the world

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Kampong Ayer is dubbed as the “Venice of the East” and is considered as “the largest stilt settlement in the world.

Long time ago, half of Brunei population lived here. Now, only 10% of its population (around 30 thousand people) stays here.

The houses in Kampong Ayer are built along the Brunei River. You may see all the stilt villages by water taxi.

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In the water taxi with the family I met

I was able to go down and have a walk in this stilt villages because of the nice family I met! In this village, they have a mosque, fire brigade, police stations and school. Their school is also built on stilts.

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