Bandar Seri Begawan Waterfront, Bandar Seri Begawan
September 1, 2016
The Mercu Dirgahayu 60 is a birthday gift presented by the people of Brunei to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah on his 60th birthday. It symbolizes their gratitude, loyalty, and support for the leadership of the Sultan of Brunei in achieving peace, integrity, prosperity and progress for Brunei Darussalam.
The golden main structure signifies the number 60 in Arabic, denoting the Sultan’s 60th birthday in Islam. It’s form facing upward represents His Majesty’s wisdom as a leader and Head of State, while the steel cable supporting the gold figure of the number 60 means the close relationship of the Bruneian ruler and his constituents.
At each of the five corners of the pentagonal base of Mercu Dirgahayu 60 are the pillars that follow the five Muslim obligatory duties. Likewise, the fountains of water standing on each of these pillars reflect the peace and prosperity in Brunei Darussalam, as result of the Bruneian people’s determination in nation building.
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