Brunei Darussalam

BRUNEI SULTAN 62nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

It’s hard to forget His Majesty’s 61st Birthday Celebration in Kuala Belait last year and an even more unforgettable celebration at the 60th Birthday in Tutong when Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang visited. Both events were blessed with an abundance of festivity and vibrance! It is the event of the year where the congregation of photographers appear to have grown quite significantly from year to year. Also  evident is the prolific choice of equipment seen at such events where the latest and greatest Canon and Nikon DSLR continue to dominate the scene. I have neither the latest nor the greatest equipment at my disposal just my tried and trusty companion: the EOS 5D and 20D. In the 2007 gallery there’s a mix of ultrawide and telephoto images. This year, in favour of travelling light, I chose the 5D/100-400 in Tutong and 20D/100-400 in Kuala Belait.

At time of this posting, His Majesty has visited all but one of Brunei’s four districts, Temburong, the gateway to Brunei’s pristine tropical rainforests and the Ulu Ulu Resort. As far as I know, the only relatively unobstructed grandstand in all four districts is the Kuala Belait one which explains the ease of capturing His Majesty’s appreciative moments.

HIS MAJESTY’S 62nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FLASH GALLERY

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

© Jan Shim Photography

The one with the boy and the fans, and the other one with the fans as well darn i was aiming for that but just couldn’t get that shot hehe… Jan the PRO! and the one with all the DSLR photographers, MAN oh man haha.. well done Jan! 😉 — Caroline Lim

Nice creative pictures, Jan. — David Tay, The Brunei Times

10 thoughts on “BRUNEI SULTAN 62nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

  1. Ahim,

    OK let’s pencil that down for 2009 although a glass of Iced Lemon Tea would be more forthcoming than coffee given the circumstances!

    Last year, you took a picture of me in the crowd of spectators. This year the baton is pass to Caroline in welcoming her to her first media event! Next year she can pass the baton to someone of her choice (it cannot be either one of us). Visit her blog for more pictures of the event.

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  2. 🙂 Yes we must have an ice cold drink but wow… have to wait til 2009???? Hehe thank you for your welcome :p I must find a hunk for next year to pass the baton to haha

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  3. Jan, please post more photos of His Majesty 62 bday! Very nice pics. It’s very nice esp to ppl like me…a Bruneian staying overseas…Misses home!

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  5. Looking into his face, make me feel like looking at something untouchable, unidentitified unreaveled thing.

    I wonder/eager to now, who was his advisor…

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