Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A Rehearsal for the King's Birthday in Malaysia

The King of Malaysia will be celebrating his official birthday this coming Saturday on 5 June 2010.

I was at Dataran Merdeka early this morning for a brief work out and was able to witness a rehearsal by the Armed Force and Air Force of Malaysia.

Certain roads leading to this area were closed temporary for this rehearsal which has caused a certain degree of inconveniences to the nearby office workers. But the people do not mind as the situation was under control.

Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) was formerly known as “Padang”. It was here that the Union Flag was lowered and our Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at the stroke of 12 midnight on 31 August 1957.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the King is the head of state of Malaysia. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is elected based on a 5 years rotation system. Our present Yang di-Pertuan Agong is Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin from the State of Terengganu.

Happy Birthday to your Highness.
Daulat Tuanku!


Somewhere in Singapore said...

so lucky...

Sin Tai Lim said...

somewhere in Singapore - so happen I just at the neighbourhood.