Weekend crowds enjoy festive atmosphere in capital

|     Achong Tanjong     |

HUGE crowds flocked to the capital on Sunday night, to witness the ‘Malam Dendangan Syahdu’ stage performance in the car park area opposite the Royal Regalia Museum.

The event was organised by the Mukim and Village Consultative Councils of the Brunei-Muara District, in conjunction with the 72nd birthday celebration of 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.

The public was also entertained by a colourful fireworks display, a night bazaar and an educational ’Pentarama’ performance from the Information Department.

Various stage displays and competitions have been organised in the capital since July 15, to enliven the atmosphere for His Majesty’s birthday festivities.

The crowd at the nightly bazaar. – ACHONG TANJONG