Culture of Brunei Darussalam
People in Brunei Darussalam speak the Malay language. The linguistic diversity of Brunei Darussalam is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Brunei Darussalam is 0.3438. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 76% of Brunei Darussalam's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Brunei Darussalam. The rate of urbanization in Brunei Darussalam is considered to be 2.6. According to data on inbound tourists in Brunei Darussalam, 225,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Brunei Darussalam is called 'Allah Peliharakan Sultan', which in English means 'God Bless the Sultan'. It was adopted in 1951. The lyrics have been written by Pengiran Haji Mohamed Yusuf bin Abdul Rahim and the music has been composed by Awang Haji Besar bin Sagap.
The first McDonalds in Brunei Darussalam was opened on 12 December 1992, and it was located in Bandar Seri Begawan. At the moment Brunei Darussalam has 1 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 8% of the population of Brunei Darussalam are obese.
Each year, the people of Brunei Darussalam consume 0.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 89.8% beer, 2.3% wine, 7.2% distilled spirits, 0.7% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Brunei Darussalam is ambuyat.