Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu

Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu, commonly known as Delima Satu or Pengiran Siraja Muda, is a neighbourhood in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. It is also a village subdivision under Berakas A, a mukim (subdistrict) in Brunei-Muara District.[2] Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu is primarily a residential area but also contains the commercial area of Delima, one of the commercial areas in the capital. The postcode for Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu is BB5113.[2]

Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu

Delima Satu
Pengiran Siraja Muda
Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu is located in Brunei
Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu
Location in Brunei
Coordinates: 4°56′36″N 114°57′20″E / 4.943326°N 114.955489°E / 4.943326; 114.955489Coordinates: 4°56′36″N 114°57′20″E / 4.943326°N 114.955489°E / 4.943326; 114.955489
CountryBrunei
DistrictBrunei-Muara
MukimBerakas A
Government
 • Village headZulkifli Ya'akub
Postcode
BB5113

NameEdit

Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu (or Delima Satu Pengiran Siraja Muda) is the primary name for this neighbourhood.[3] It is composed from the merger of two names, 'Pengiran Siraja Muda' and 'Delima Satu'.[3] However, the shorter two names are still commonly used to refer to the place.

'Pengiran Siraja Muda' is named after the initial residents which emigrated from Bakut Pengiran Siraja Muda, a neighbourhood in the riverine settlement of Kampong Ayer. Meanwhile, 'Delima Satu' comes from the Malay term which translates as 'Delima One' and means area one of Delima settlement. The settlement area, which also included Pancha Delima, is named after delima or pomegranate that had been grown in the backyard of Awang Sugut bin Mahat's home, who eventually became the first village head for the settlement.[3]

HistoryEdit

The current neighbourhood was established in the 1950s as a perpindahan or resettlement estate under the National Resettlement Scheme (Malay: Rancangan Perpindahan Negara), a government programme that encouraged the residents of Kampong Ayer to resettle on land.[4] The residents that had resettled in the area originally came from Bakut Pengiran Siraja Muda neighbourhood in Kampong Ayer (hence the name 'Pengiran Siraja Muda'); each family was given a 2-acre (0.81-hectare) piece of land as the incentive to built a new home and also develop agriculturally as new means to sustain livelihood.[3]

AdministrationEdit

Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu is officially a village, the third- and lowest-level administrative division of Brunei. It is one of the subdivisions under Berakas A, a mukim or subdistrict in Brunei-Muara District. Its community is administered under a village head and the incumbent is Zulkifli bin Ya'akub; he is also the acting Penghulu of Berakas A.[1][5]

In 2007, Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu has also been incorporated as part of the expanded Bandar Seri Begawan municipal area, hence becomes a neighbourhood of the capital.[6][7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "RBPF meets village heads to discuss N-Watch activities – Borneo Bulletin Online". Borneo Bulletin Online. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  2. ^ a b "Brunei Postal Services - postcodes". post.gov.bn. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  3. ^ a b c d "Rencana - Kampung Delima Satu Pengiran Siraja Muda..." www.pelitabrunei.gov.bn (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  4. ^ "Jabatan Kemajuan Perumahan - Mengenai Rancangan Perumahan Negara (RPN)". www.mod.gov.bn (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  5. ^ "Joining hands for a safer neighbourhood – Borneo Bulletin Online". Borneo Bulletin Online. 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  6. ^ "Brunei capital to become nearly ten times bigger". bn.china-embassy.org. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  7. ^ "BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN MUNICIPAL BOARD (BOUNDARIES OF MUNICIPAL BOARD AREA) DECLARATION, 2008" (PDF). www.agc.gov.bn. p. 440. Retrieved 2018-04-19.