Spectacular 60
By Za'im Zaini & P. Marilyn

Malam Serumpun Seri 60 turned out to be a royal extravaganza for His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the Taman Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien last night. The spectacular show of tribute for His Majesty's 60th birthday was run under a perfectly clear sky and before his arrival, the big screen kept the huge crowd mesmerized with a video flashback of His Majesty at get-togethers with the 'rakyat' in all four districts.

His Majesty also consented to present prizes in the first Asean Tug-of-War Invitational, where Brunei (Royal Brunei Police Force) beat Malaysia in the final to lift the Sultan's Trophy and B$10,000 cash. Indonesia beat Thailand to end third. - Borneo Bulletin (6th August 2006)