Friday, August 28, 2009

27th August 2009, Thursday –One of the unique of Ramadan in Brunei Darussalam is His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah make a personal contribution in the form of dates to all Muslims in Brunei Darussalam regardless their ages and nationalities.

This year, each individual receives 300g of Safawi dates packed in a small plastic container. The container is put inside a nicely designed gift box. A total of 134.5 metric tonnes of the dates are distributed. The dates were supplied Al Madinah Dates Company, Saudi Arabia. They were shipped from Saudi Arabia to Brunei Darussalam in 10 chilled containers to maintain their freshness.

The official launching ceremony for the distribution of personal contribution of dates by His Majesty was held on 3rd August 2009, Monday at the Chancellor Hall of University of Brunei Darussalam.

And, my family also have the opportunity to receive the Kurma Kurnia Peribadi KDYMM through our village leader (Ketua Kampung).

(Source: Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Pelita Brunei)

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 11 August 2009)