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Istana Nurul Iman Facts

The designer of the interior Khuan Chew also worked on the construction of Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

The palace has air-conditioned stables for the 200 beloved horses of the Sultan. But horses are not the only weakness of the Sultan.

He is also fond of cars; that is why his dwelling has an underground garage with an area of 1 square km capable of hosting up to 110 cars.

The Sultan particularly likes collecting unique cars.

Among his collection of several thousand vehicles some are exclusive and were either made especially for him or were made in a very limited edition.

There is probably no need to mention, that some of them are the most expensive cars in the world.

Brunei’s Sultan is also fond of arts, that is why the Palace has a breathtaking collection of paintings by world-known artists, including one of the paintings of Renoir, bought by the Sultan in 1980 for 70 million USD.

As far as Brunei’s sultan is fond of luxury and splendor his palace is richly decorated with gold. The windows and the doors are decorated with tiles made of pure gold.

The door handles are also made of gold. Covering all his dwelling with gold and marble is not a problem at all for the Sultan, who is one of the richest men in today’s world.



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