The Flag of Brunei

The flag of Brunei features a yellow field with two diagonal bands of white and black starting from the top hoist side, converging at the fly side. At the center, there's the national crest in red. The yellow color represents the Sultan of Brunei, the white band signifies purity, and the black band represents Brunei's chief ministers. The national crest includes a flag, a royal umbrella, wings, hands, and a crescent, symbolizing Islam with the motto: 'Always render service with God's guidance'.

The Flag of Brunei

History

The flag of Brunei was officially adopted on September 29, 1959, when the country was a British protectorate. The basic design has remained the same since, with the only significant change occurring in 1984, when Brunei gained full independence from the United Kingdom. The national crest was added to the flag at this time to symbolize Brunei's newfound sovereignty. The elements of the crest have deep Islamic and royal symbolism, reflecting the nation's faith and governance system. The flag's colors and symbols encapsulate Brunei's identity, values, and allegiance to the Sultan and Islam.