Brunei Darussalam Celebrates 29th National Day 2013

Best wishes and congratulations from Butra Home Concept Magazine and Jan Shim Photography to all Bruneians here and abroad celebrating Brunei Darussalam’s 29th National Day.

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Image from Butra Home Concept magazine February 2013 Edition. See reactions on Facebook.

My favourite portrait of His Majesty from my first and only National Day celebration coverage

His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei, dressed in a white military outfit and a maroon beret, saluted as the national anthem was played, before headed down to the field to inspect the guard of honour.

February 2013 edition of

My Larger Than Life Prints At The Brunei Energy Expo 2011

The weeks leading up to the Brunei Energy Expo 2011 had been nothing short of breathless as I juggled other tasks and responsibilities while keeping up with momentum of editing and delivering super high-res images my client required for the event. After countless text messages, phone conversations, IM chats and delivery of revised images in large TIFF formats, here are the results of my client and their designer piecing the art together for His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei and visitors to appreciate. It’s not very often I get to have my work printed and exhibited this way so please bear with my higher-than-usual appearances. Less even was the  opportunity to photograph the night lights of Brunei’s ministerial buildings from the rooftop of Brunei’s tallest building (Borneo’s third tallest) — the Ministry of Finance building.

His Majesty Opens Energy Expo 2011 | Brunei Energy Expo Comes To A Close

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The view from the rooftop of Brunei’s tallest, Borneo’s third tallest building — The Ministry of Finance — quite the exhilarating experience I could say no to.

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In between two large canvas prints, left the SCADA operations room while right the ministerial montage.

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Quite possibly first of a kind attempt to montage the ministerial buildings night lights for this showcase. Well done, team Berakas Power!


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A diesel powered turbine at the Jerudong plant is revealed during a routine maintenance. This 620 pixel photo does little justice to the details one can see in the large print.

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A fisheye shot of Berakas Power’s Jerudong station from the top of a hiab truck lift basket.

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A series of “staff at work” photographs shot are various locations include the inside of a service van.

Hans J Rauhudt, Manager and General Manager of the Berakas Power Management Company (BPMC) shows His Majesty the SCADA operations at their HQ.

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Request for His Majesty to pen his gracious presence at the Berakas Power Management Company

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That’s me at the bottom right taking a photograph of His Majesty (photo courtesy of Gavin).

One of His Majesty’s first stops — Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, Brunei’s gas producer and exporter.

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His Majesty at the Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd booth

“Leaving the expo, at least 100 students crowded the doorways to seize a chance to greet His Majesty.” BT

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Waiting at the exit of the Bridex Hall by His Majesty’s car are towels bearing the signature initials “HB”

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A light hearted moment as His Majesty chats with a student before leaving the venue on this rainy day.

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Screams from excited students filled the air as His Majesty waves to them from the other side (see below)

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HIS MAJESTY SULTAN OF BRUNEI 65TH BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATIVE FIRST DAY COVER #HM65

Anniversary of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, The Sultan and Yang D-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, 65th Birthday.

SULTAN BRINGS JOY TO BELAIT RESIDENTS ON 64th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
BRUNEI SULTAN 62nd BIRTHDAY | BRUNEI SULTAN’S 61st BIRTHDAY

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The B$65 stamp measures 7 x 12cm while the Miniature Sheet measures 17 x 13cm.

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This commemorative stamp is printed in New Zealand by Southern Colour Print on 110 gsm paper.

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This Miniature Sheet features an embossed photograph of His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei.

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Rubber stamping commemorating His Majesty’s 65th Birthday available only today (until 4 pm)