Brunei Bay

Brunei Bay (Malay: Teluk Brunei) is on the northwestern coast of Borneo island, in Brunei and Malaysia.

Brunei Bay
Teluk Brunei
Brunei Bay from space
Brunei Bay
Teluk Brunei
LocationSoutheast Asia
Coordinates5°00′43.44″N 115°17′26.66″E
TypeBay
Primary inflowsSouth China Sea
Basin countriesBrunei, Malaysia

Brunei Bay is located 5°00'43.44", 115°17'26.66"; east of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

It is the ocean gateway to the isolated Temburong District of Brunei, separated from the rest of Brunei by the Malaysian Sarawak State surrounding it to the bay.

A 30-kilometre (19 mi) roadway connecting the Muara and Temburong districts of Brunei, completed in 2018, crosses over the Brunei bay. The section going across the Brunei bay measures in at 14-kilometre (8.7 mi).[1]

Environment

Brunei Bay contains some 8,000 ha of tidal mudflats and sandflats, seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangroves, beach forest and sandstone islets. These have been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports significant numbers of the populations of various bird species, including Bonaparte's nightjars, lesser adjutants, Storm's storks, Chinese egrets, greater sandplovers, spotted greenshanks and roseate terns. Threats include inshore trawling, waterbird hunting, and habitat fragmentation through mangrove clearance.[2]

References

  1. Rabiatul, Kamit (10 May 2013). "Temburong bridge ready 2018". Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  2. "Brunei Bay". BirdLife Data Zone. BirdLife International. Retrieved 3 October 2020.

Other sources

  • Caldecott (1987); Currie (1979a, 1979b, 1980 & 1982); Farmer (1986); Farmer et al. (1986); Howes & Sahat (in prep); Karpowicz (1985); Lindley (1982); Sahat (1987); Teng (1970 & 1971); UGL Consultants Ltd (1983).
  • John R. Howes, Mohammad Jaya bin Haji Sahat and Euan G. Ross.

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