Frequently asked questions

What makes a Brunei Book of Records title?

The Brunei Book of Records documents and celebrates the country’s unique achievements. Record breaking is serious business, so we have strict policies governing what constitutes a Brunei Book of Records title in order to maintain our standards.

What is a Brunei Book of Records title?

Each record title must fulfil all of the following criteria. They must be:


  • Breakable
    Can the record be broken or repeated by someone else? All our record titles must be open to being challenged.
  • Measureable
    Can it be measured objectively? We do not accept applications based on subjective measures, for example: beauty, kindness, loyalty.
  • Standardisable
    Can the record be repeated? Is it possible to follow the same set of parameters and conditions that other challengers can replicate?
  • Verifiable
    Can the claim be proven? Will there be sufficient, accurate evidence to prove it occurred?

Is the record based on one superlative and measured in one unit of measurement?

We assess all record titles against our values of integrity, respect, inclusiveness and passion. As such, we have a number of internal policies that all records must abide by. As such, we do not endorse record attempts that include any of the following:


  • Unsuitable activities or those which could cause potential harm or danger to participants, spectators and animals.
  • Excessive eating. All our our eating records are limited to short time periods and small quantities of food. For example: The fastest time to eat three curry puffs.
  • Food wastage.
  • Consumption of alcohol.
  • Illegal activities.
  • People under the age of 18 attempting to hold records considered unsuitable for minors.

How do I apply to set or break a record?

Register on our website and follow the steps. A personal Record Manager will then be assigned to you to guide you through your record application.

How long will it take for my record to be verified?

Generally, you will get a response within 7 days. However, this varies depending on the record you are attempting to set.

What record titles can I attempt?

A record can be any feat, skill or achievement. Record setters can be individuals, groups, organization, and even your pets can be recognized!

How do I know if my record is measureable?

Email or call us to discuss your record attempt or idea. We are happy to work with you to ensure that your record attempt will be successful.

Are there any rules about record titles I can break?

Yes, record attempts must meet the criteria outlined in here

Does The Brunei Book of Records pay record holders/make contributions?

No, The Brunei Book od Records does not.

How do I get an adjudicator to attend my record attempt?

Once you have registered online and received verification of your record title availability, your Account Manager will guide you through the process.

I have a record idea; can I speak to someone about it first?

Absolutely! Call or email us with your idea and we’ll be happy to talk to you.

Can children apply for records?

Of course! Children constantly amaze us with their abilities! We will just need the expressed consent of the parents/guardians.

Is there an application limit?

No, feel free to apply for as many records as you like. You may even set the record for most number of achievements in the The Brunei Book of Records!


How will I receive my certificate?

Once ready, your certificate can be mailed, delivered or collected.

I am a Record Holder. How do I purchase additional Record Holder Certificates?

You can order your certificate online or inform your Account Manager know.

I am not a Record Holder, but I took part in an event. How do I purchase a Certificate of Participation?

You can email us with your request, citing the record number and details.


When will the book be published?

The first edition of The Brunei Book of Records will be released and presented to HM in December 2019. It will then be published annually after that.

Is it possible for me to preorder the book?

Yes, preorder will be available but more information about that will be released later on.

Updates on applications and how to contact us

How can I contact The Brunei Book of Records?

You can call, text and e-mail us as well as visit our website and social media platforms.