There are 38 mukims in Brunei. Each mukim is an administrative area made up of several Kampung (Malay for "village"). A Mukim is headed by a Penghulu, which is an elected office. The number of mukims in each of the districts in Brunei is as follows:
Singapore's 34 mukim survey districts originally comprised the rural areas of Singapore. However, as development on the island has spread, many mukims (such as Tanglin) are now in areas that would be considered suburban or urban.