Bandar Seri Begawan
October 3, 2017
Signifying the number 60 in Arabic, Mercu Dirgahayu 60 is a gift from the people of Brunei to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
It represents the people’s gratitude, loyalty, and support for Sultan Bolkiah in achieving peace, integrity, prosperity and progress for Brunei Darussalam.
The monument’s design was formed to denote His Majesty’s wisdom being the Head of State as represented by the upward face, while the steel cables connecting the gold figure connotes the close relationship between the Sultan and his people.
The five pillars represent the five obligatory duties that Muslims follow while the fountain reflects peace and prosperity in Brunei.
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