Audience and Junjung Ziarah in Conjunction with Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Morning

102 thousand 6 hundred 21 well-wishers were recorded to have visited Istana Nurul Iman, throughout the three days the palace was opened to the public for the audience and junjung ziarah with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Alam as well as other members of the Royal Family in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. On the first day the palace was opened, 34 thousand 7 hundred 99 well-wishers visited Istana Nurul Iman.

Total Number of Well-Wishers during the 3 Days Istana Nurul Iman Is Opened In Conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri

FIRST DAY - 34,799 Well-Wishers

SECOND DAY - 37,434 Well-Wishers

THIRD DAY - 30, 388 Well-Wishers

TOTAL - 102,621 Well-Wishers

Meanwhile, 37 thousand 4 hundred 34 well-wishers came on the second day. On the third and final day Istana Nurul Iman was opened, 30 thousand 388 well-wishers were recorded. In the morning alone, 15 thousand 114 well-wishers came to Istana Nurul iman while in the afternoon 15 thousand 274 well-wishers were recorded.

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 Haji 'Abdul Azim;

- 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 the other members of the royal family.

The well-wishers in the morning included Officers and Staff from a number of ministries and government offices, members of the mosque takmir committee, private sector employees, differently abled people, youths and children. The opening of Istana Nurul Iman to the public for three consecutive days every year in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri has become a platform for every citizen and resident in the country to show their undivided loyalty towards the monarch who is caring and attentive to the welfare and prosperity of the people. Also grabbing the opportunity on this final day were the new converts from the four districts.

Meanwhile, in another area 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;

- 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 'Azemah 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.

Also present were His Majesty's grandchildren.

The junjung ziarah and greetings 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 a long-practised tradition that is evident of the closeness of the monarchical institution with the people. The leadership and integrity possessed by His Majesty makes the citizens and residents continuously give their thanks and attend the junjung ziarah ceremonies with His Majesty.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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