LONG LIVE YOUR MAJESTY!

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Published on July 01, 2016 with No Comments

A very special occasion to mark another milestone for a very special Ruler.

Words & Images JACQUELINE WONG

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The annual Junjung Ziarah is another extraordinary day for His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Meeting and mingling with adoring flag-waving rakyat, receiving pesambah, joining the rakyat on a grand-scale celebration at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien.

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All of Brunei’s four districts are beautifully decorated with special arches, congratulatory billboards and banners further add to a festive atmosphere throughout the birthday celebrations.

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Balloons in the national colours of black, white and yellow – an ode to His Majesty.

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The youth of the uniform are in full force to celebrate His Majesty’s special day and to put on their finest display of loyalty to King and Country.

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Well-wishes from around Brunei are also a celebration of all things cultural and traditional that has defined the rakyat. In essence, the special and meaningful day is just one happy joyous occasion for all to come together to be with their beloved Monarch.

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Excited students bearing national flags that provided a patriotic theme for the celebratory event.

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People of all ages and walks of life will witness the celebrations and fanfare that is full of pomp and tradition that makes for a fun outing for all.

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A portrait of His Majesty by local artist, Fairuz Zabadi.

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