Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kembara Mahkota Johor Phase II (Update 2)-The arrival of the Sultan

It was certainly a very historical and memorable day for the residence of Parit Raja. HRH Sultan Ibrahim and his KMJ entourage stopped by at the town. The crowd has gathered since the morning to wait for their beloved Ruler and the Royal family members. The delegation arrived in front of the Koperasi Parit Raja building. Upon arrival, local leaders notably Sri Gading MP Dato Haji Mohamad Haji Aziz and Parit Raja State Assemblyman Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, head of villages and several others were there to greet the Sultan and the entourage. There were also Javanese cultural performances such as kuda kepang and barongan.

The rakyat wasted no chance to shake hands and took photos with Sultan Ibrahim who in turn sportingly mixed around and chatted with them. HRH and his princes were later ushered to a nearby royal tent for a light refreshment.

This was followed by the recital of the history of Parit Raja. The Sultan then received several souvenirs and gifts from the daughter and grand daughter of the late Haji Nawawi, the man who was recorded as the early settler of Parit Raja. Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi also presented a souvenir on behalf of the residence of the town. HRH Sultan Ibrahim then signed a plaque as a mark of the presence of KMJ in Parit Raja before departing for the next destination.

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