The opportunity to give the greeting of Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to 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 is the moment long awaited by the people of Brunei Darussalam. On the third day Istana Nurul Iman is opened, the closeness between the monarch and his subjects can be clearly seen which has become synonymous and what the citizens themselves say is very special.
The joy and happiness can be felt since early morning with the presence of various groups and society at all levels who have arrived at the palace since before 7 in the morning. With the well-organised management of the transport section which provided more than 50 buses, it has facilitated the transportation of the visitors wishing to celebrate Hari Raya at Istana Nurul Iman.
The opportunity to visit Istana Nurul Iman is a meaningful moment for the public wishing to personally greet the beloved monarch and other members of the royal family.
The public was also welcomed by the Registration Management Section who gave the best service, efficient and organised which was personally handled by the members of Istana Nurul Iman's Registration Committee. The service given regardless of time taken is their responsibility in together enlivening the Hari Raya Celebration.
Before the junjung ziarah ceremony, the well-wishers had opportunity to enjoy the buffet provided. Certainly, the opportunity given will not be forgotten by the visitors.
The delicious delicacies, as well as special and equal hospitality provided have added to the visitors' joy not only for the locals but also foreigners in the country.
While waiting for the junjung ziarah, the well-wishers were accommodated in a comfortable waiting area. For the 3 days Istana Nurul Iman is opened to the public in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year, the citizens and residents of the country at all levels had the opportunity to celebrate hari raya with His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri as well as members of the royal family in a harmonious atmosphere.
For the visitors themselves, the opportunity to personally greet His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri as well as the royal family aside from experiencing the beauty and joyous Hari raya atmosphere at Istana Nurul Iman will continue to be an oral tradition.
After the Audience and Junjung Ziarah ceremony, the well-wishers took home a souvenir as a gift in conjunction with their Hari Raya Aidil Fitri visit.
Source: Radio Television Brunei