• Short Summary

    AN ANCIENT CUSTOM WAS REVIVED WHEN THE NEWLY MARRIED ROYAL COUPLE IN THE TINY BRITISH PROTECTED SULTANATE OF BRUNEI STAGED A COLOURFUL RIVER PROCESSION.

  • Description

    AN ANCIENT CUSTOM WAS REVIVED WHEN THE NEWLY MARRIED ROYAL COUPLE IN THE TINY BRITISH PROTECTED SULTANATE OF BRUNEI STAGED A COLOURFUL RIVER PROCESSION.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE, PENGIRAN (PRINCESS) ANAK PUTERA NO RAIN, 19, THE SULTAN'S SECOND DAUGHTER, AND HER FIRST COUSIN AND HUSBAND PENGIRAN (PRINCESS) ANAK MOHAMMED YUSOF, LED THE MILE-LONG PROCESSION, IN A SPECIALLY DECORATED BARGE.

    FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRUNEI' IT WAS A COLOURFUL AND JOYOUS OCCASION. A FEW DAYS AGO THEY HAD WITNESSED THE TRADITIONAL BERSANDING -- A SITTING IN STATE AFTER A FORMAL WEDDING -- AT THE ISTANA (PALACE) GROUNDS.

    AS HAS BEEN THE CUSTOM PRACTICED FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS THE BRUNEINS -- OF MALAY STOCK -- FEEL THAT WITHOUT A BARGE PROCESSION THE MARRIAGE IS NOT COMPLETE.

    EVEN THE POOR PEOPLE TRY THEIR BEST TO CONDUCT A SIMPLE BARGE PROCESSION CONSISTING OF TWO OR THREE DECORATED SAMPANS (SMALL BOATS).

    THIS AND OTHER FORMAL CEREMONIES LAST AT LEAST A WEEK. THOUSANDS OF KAMPONG AYER (WATER VILLAGE) RIVER CRAFT TOOK PART IN THE THREE HOUR-LONG PROCESSION.

    WATER VILLAGERS, IN THEIR HOLIDAY BEST MOOD, STOOD AT THE DOOR OF THEIR STILT HOUSES AS THE PROCESSION PASSED BY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9005OIY3BISWNWYE7XY8HZYB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9005OIY3BISWNWYE7XY8HZYB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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