To accommodate the growing number of students enrolling in religious studies, the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Brunei has commissioned the construction of Sekolah Menengah Arab Kampong Rimba at Rimba, a subdistrict of Brunei-Muara District.
Construction started in 2014, together with another religious school in Kampung Katok. Before that, the country has 7 religious schools. The first, Sekolah Menengah Arab Laki-Laki Hassanal Bolkiah (SMALHB) was built back in 1964.
With a capacity of 2,000 students, the school comes with classrooms, science laboratories, language laboratories, lecture halls, multi-purpose halls, teachers’ room, library, surau, canteen and grandstand field. In terms of security, the premise is closely monitored by safety devices.
Sitting in front of an expansive and neatly manicured lawn, the school greets visitors with a majestic façade and wide driveway. As befitting of a religious institution, the frontage of the building is an intricate and beautiful display of traditional Islamic monarchy motifs.
The building is designed by architecture firm, Arkitek Opfis with a construction budget of 48 million Brunei Dollars. The challenge was to complete the project within the stipulated time frame. In this case, it took slightly more than 4 years.
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