Built in 1991, the Billionth Barrel Monument resides along the beach in Seria and is a symbol of achievement in Brunei’s oil production. Commemorating the accomplishment in its name, the iconic structure stands tall and proud for all to see.
Digging deeper into the architecture of the monument, each element of the structure actually holds a significant meaning that pays homage to the historic achievement.
The arch symbolizes the flow of crude oil from beneath the earth to the surface. The six curved pillars represent the period of oil exploration and production that lead to the achievement of the billionth barrel. And finally, the national emblem that sits atop the whole monument represents the prosperity of the nation and its people.
An added bonus to traveling down to Seria to visit this small town attraction is the gorgeous sea views of sunsets and tiny glimpses of oil rigs on the horizon, producing the next billionth barrel.
Whether you’re travelling to Brunei with loved ones or on your own, we’ve got you covered! Explore the country’s customs and traditions, find hidden gems downtown, where the hustle and bustle meets an Islamic serenity, and discover what awaits in the pristine rainforests and sandy beaches, specially curated for your needs.
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Billionth Barrel Monument
Visit the commemorative structure that tells the story of Brunei’s rich history with oil and how it fuels this nation’s economy.