Kampong Ayer, or Water Village, is situated on the Brunei River in Bandar Seri Begawan. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts and a majority of them are made from timber. It is only the newer buildings that are constructed using stronger materials like cement in order to survive the monsoon storms. The village even has its own schools, mosques, police stations and fire brigade built on stilts. It is the largest water settlement in Southeast Asia with over 39,000 people currently living there.
Contributors: David Sylvia from Crusoe