Batu Satu

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Batu Satu
Parit
Kampong Parit
Parit 16 July 2022 01.jpg
Batu Satu is located in Brunei
Batu Satu
Location in Brunei
Coordinates: 4°53′11″N 114°55′43″E / 4.8863°N 114.9285°E / 4.8863; 114.9285Coordinates: 4°53′11″N 114°55′43″E / 4.8863°N 114.9285°E / 4.8863; 114.9285
CountryBrunei
DistrictBrunei-Muara
MukimKianggeh
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total1,509
Time zoneUTC+8 (BNT)
Postcode[2]
BA1912

Batu Satu, also known as Kampong Parit, is an area in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. It is also a designated village in Brunei-Muara District, within Mukim Kianggeh. The population was 1,509 in 2016.[1] It encompasses a commercial area of the capital. It is also home to the country's Supreme Court, as well as some of important Islamic religious educational institutions of the country.

History[edit]

Batu Satu was home to Istana Parit ("Parit Palace"), also known as Istana Temasek ("Temasek Palace"),[3] a former royal residence of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin,[4] the 27th Sultan of Brunei. The palace had been demolished to make way for the construction of the religious school Sekolah Ugama Arab Menengah Perempuan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit.[4]

Commercial area[edit]

Batu Satu commercial area mainly comprises shophouses, small-sized shopping centres and lodging establishments.

Utama Bowling, located in the commercial area, was the first bowling alley in Brunei.[5] It once hosted bowling games during the 1999 Southeast Asian Games.[6]

Educational institutions[edit]

Some of the educational institutions for the country's Islamic religious education are located within its administrative boundary:[7]

  • Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, the teacher-training college which produces teachers for this education, mainly in religious primary schools
  • Hassanal Bolkiah Boys' Arabic Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Arab Laki-Laki Hassanal Bolkiah, SMALHB) — the sole Islamic religious sixth form college in the country. It was inaugurated in May 1967 by Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III,[8] the 28th Sultan of Brunei and the father of the current monarch Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. As of 2012, it had more than 600 students.[8]
  • Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Girls' Arabic Religious Secondary School (Sekolah Ugama Arab Menengah Perempuan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit, SUAMPRIPAD) — a girls' Islamic religious secondary school. It was established on 1 March 1966 and as of 2012 had 816 students and 100 teachers.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Census Update Final Report 2016" (PDF). www.deps.gov.bn. Department of Statistics. December 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Buku Poskod Edisi Kedua (Kemaskini 26 Disember 2018)" (PDF). post.gov.bn (in Malay). Brunei Postal Services Department. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  3. ^ "D. Y. M. M. MERASMIKAN PERLETAKKAN BATU ASAS SEKOLAH MENENGAH UGAMA PEREMPUAN RAJA ISTERI ANAK DAMIT" (PDF). Pelita Brunei (in Malay). No. 24. Jabatan Penyiaran dan Penerangan. 15 June 1966. p. 1. Retrieved 29 July 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b "(Untitled)" (PDF). Pelita Brunei (in Malay). No. 37. Jabatan Penyiaran dan Penerangan. 13 September 1967. p. 2. Retrieved 29 July 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Antonio Q. Albastro (14 December 2013). "OFWs help bring in investors". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Schedule at Official Website of the Games". www.seagames20.net.bn. 3 March 2001. Archived from the original on 3 March 2001.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Brunei Darussalam Street Directory (2nd ed.). Brunei Press. 2014. p. 75. ISBN 9789991732411.
  8. ^ a b c Dk. Siti Redzaimi Pg. Haji Ahmad; Rohani Haji Abdul Hamid (9 February 2012). "Kebawah DYMM tinjau perkembangan tiga institusi pendidikan agama" (PDF). Pelita Brunei (in Malay). No. 57 #18 (published 11 February 2012). Jabatan Penerangan. pp. 3, 12–13. Retrieved 2 October 2021.