In the afternoon, 15 thousand 2 hundred 74 well-wishers visited Istana Nurul Iman, for the audience and junjung ziarah with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri as well as other members of the royal family.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam received in audience and junjung ziarah from the male well-wishers. Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons and brothers;

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince;

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik;

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen;

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel;

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah;

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah;

AND His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah. Also present were other members of the royal family.

Istana Nurul Iman's Open House concept is a platform of solidarity aside from further strengthening the relations of the society from all walks of life. More importantly, it provides a broad opportunity to express gratefulness to Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala, as well as high appreciation towards the leadership with integrity of a monarch with the heart of the people. His Majesty's willingness to receive junjung ziarah from all levels of the society, portrays the sincere care and attention of the monarch. The audience and junjung ziarah ceremony is a manifestation of the uniqueness and strength of the relation between a country's leader and his subjects.

In another part of Istana Nurul Iman, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha received in audience and junjung ziarah from the female well-wishers.

Also in attendance were His Majesty's daughters and sisters,

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah;

Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah;

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faezah;

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati;

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah;

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah;

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah;

Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azeemah Ni'matul Bolkiah;

Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah;

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah;

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna;

AND Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam as well as other members of the royal family.

The joy of the Hari Raya Celebration at Istana Nurul Iman, not only can be felt by the citizens and residents of the country but also by the foreign community working in the country as well as tourists. The presence of the well-wishers throughout the three days Istana Nurul Iman was open, leaves a special memory in their hearts for the hospitality given. For the visitors, the junjung ziarah in the presence of His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri as well as other members of the royal family is a sweet experience especially for visitors from overseas who were excited to make another visit to the country. They signify the long practised tradition as one that is unique and not found in other countries, especially since it involves the monarch and his subjects. This is where the harmony and well-being of Brunei Darussalam can clearly be seen.

Source: Radio Television Brunei