Friday, February 13, 2009

10th February 2009, Tuesday – The big flag raising ceremony for Brunei Darussalam’s National Day Silver Jubilee celebration was held at the open area of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah on 8th February 2009, Sunday.

According to a press report, the big flag measures about 12-foot wide and 24-foot long. The flag is raised on a pole at about 110 feet high.

The Ceremony

Two of the participants are waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Another participants facing the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque.
The road is closed to make way for the ceromony
As usual, the Royal Brunei Navy are given the honour to hoist the national flag.
Shadow of the participants.
One of the Royal Brunei Navy member has received the big flag from Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Ahmad bin Haji Jumat, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sports.
The Royal Brunei Navy is starting to hoist the flag.
The flag is halfway to the top.
The flag is almost to the top.
At last, “bendera negaraku berkibar megah” (The flag of my country is waving proudly).
A mini flag at one of the VIP’s car.
Royal Brunei Navy and the army cadets are marching out after the flag is hoisted
Some of the participants are waving the flag. At the same time, the choir group is singing the patriotic songs.

The Photographers

A RTB's camera
Some of the photographers.
A member of Brunei Forever Forum (CyberCanon, I guess) is viewing what he has taken.
I guess he is also a member of Brunei Forever Forum.
A press photographer from a local printed media is viewing what she is getting so far.
One of the member of Brunei Forever Forum and Brunei’s famous blogger, Anak Brunei, joins the photo session with the choir group.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 8th February 2009)