Theme Week Brunei – Muara

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Muara Port © Balou46/cc-by-sa-3.0

Muara Port © Balou46/cc-by-sa-3.0

Muara is a town in the north-easternmost part of Brunei-Muara District, Brunei. It is officially known in Malay as Pekan Muara (literally ‘Muara Town’) but is administered as a village-level subdivision under the mukim or subdistrict of Serasa. Muara has no municipal body. It is home to Muara Port, the main and only deep-water port of the country. The postcode for Muara is BT1128.

Muara can be found in Mukim Serasa and is located on the easternmost tip of West Brunei. It lends its name to the district which it is in, the Brunei-Muara district. To the north is the South China Sea, to the south is the Brunei Bay, and across the bay is Pulau Muara Besar. To the east, across a man-made channel, are the remains of Tanjung Pelumpong (Cape Pelumpong, now an island). The rest of the Brunei-Muara district is situated on the west side. Serasa lies to the south-west of Muara. For the purpose of this article, the term ‘Muara’ refers to the area from Kampong Sabun to the channel at Tanjung Pelumpong north of Serasa.

The main tourist attraction of Muara is Muara beach (Pantai Muara in Malay), which stretches along the coast of the South China Sea. The beach is about a mile long and consists of clear white sand. Amenities here include a picnic area, a children’s playground, changing and toilet facilities, as well as weekend food and drink stalls.

Muara Naval Base © Balou46/cc-by-sa-3.0 Muara Port © Balou46/cc-by-sa-3.0 Muara Port © Hajotthu/cc-by-3.0 Old commercial area © Zulfadli51/cc-by-sa-4.0 Muara Beach © panoramio.com - Lucas Migliorelli/cc-by-3.0 Recreational park © Zulfadli51/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Muara Beach © panoramio.com - Lucas Migliorelli/cc-by-3.0
Part of the deepwater port of Muara is occupied by two Royal Dutch Shell petroleum facilities. Brunei Shell Marketing maintains a large presence in Muara through its Muara Terminal. There are numerous bottled gas containers on the site and a number of tanks holding various products, including bitumen. Brunei Shell Petroleum has a jetty along Muara Port to support their offshore operations in Brunei. The jetty measures 120 metres by 48 metres and equipped with three loading facilities and 14 storage tanks.

The Royal Brunei Navy of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces is based in the Muara Naval Base, which is located in the Tanjong Pelumpong area of Muara. The Naval Base was expanded in 1997 to include facilities to support three offshore support vessels.

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