Brunei braces for ‘new normal’ Hari Raya festivities

As the Muslim community in the Sultanate gets ready for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the festive mood and excitement are seemingly quieter compared to the previous years following the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will fall either tomorrow or Monday subject to moon sighting today. Despite a less joyous mood in the run-up to the festivities, Bruneians were seen at shopping centres yesterday shopping for festive food and drinks. Long queues were observed at several supermarket counters yesterday.  More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin