BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sunday, 16 February 2020 - The 36th National Day celebration began with a giant flag hoisting ceremony in the capital. The raising of the giant national flag was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
The giant-sized flag was raised by 20 personnel from the Royal Brunei Navy led by Lieutenant Junior Grade Mohammad Syafi'ie bin Othman, RBN in the vicinity of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex.
The ceremony was also attended by First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily, Commander of Royal Brunei Navy and other Services Commanders from Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).
The theme for this year's 36th National Day celebration will continue to be Menjayakan Wawasan Negara, reflecting the commitment to achieve the nation's aspirations of Brunei Vision 2035.