The official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is called Istana Nurul Iman, which means Palace of the Light of Faith The palace contains
It was designed by Filipino architect Leandro V. Locsin, the interior of the palace was designed by Khuan Chew, the construction was handled by a Filipino construction firm, Ayala International, and completed in 1984.
Istana Nurul Iman currently hold the title as the “world’s largest palace” of Guinness World Records.
Here is the quick figures of the palace:
- 1,788 rooms
- 257 bathrooms
- a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 5,000 guests
- a mosque accommodating 1,500 people
- a 110-car garage
- an air conditioned stable for the Sultan’s 200 polo ponies
- 5 swimming pools
- 18 elevators
- 564 chandeliers
- 51,000 light bulbs
- 44 stairwells
- 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m²) of floorspace
The palace is only open to the public during celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and receives about 110,000 visitors over a three-day period.
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