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Pahang-Delights Babbler , Issue #009 -- 76th Birthday of HRH the Sultan of Pahang
November 06, 2006
Pahang-Delights Babbler, Issue #009 – What’s new! November 5, 2006

Adventures and Pleasures in the state of Pahang, Malaysia

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Issue #009 – November 5, 2006

Welcome to the 9th issue of the Pahang-Delights Babbler.

I’ll try to shorten the babble where I can. But there’s too much delights, and so here goes ...

Contents: -

  1. 76th Birthday of HRH the Sultan of Pahang
  2. Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUKTEM)
  3. Kolej IKIP
  4. New pahang-delights webpages in October, 2006

1) 76th Birthday of HRH the Sultan of Pahang

HRH the Sultan of Pahang celebrated his 76th birthday on Tuesday, the 24th of October 2006, auspicious by the fact that on the same day the Muslims in Pahang and Malaysia celebrated Aidil Fitri, the 1st day of the Muslim month of Shawal.

So it was double the joys on that day for Pahangites.

On his HRH's birthday, Cik Puan Muda Pahang, Cik Julita Aishah Abdul Latif, led the state's honors list of 105 recipients. Cik Puan Muda was awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat Dimulia Peringkat Pertama Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) with the title of Datuk Seri.

YAB Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, was honored with the Darjah Kerabat Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Dihormati (DK).

And Malaysia's number one songstress, Datin Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin was conferred with the Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia Peringkat Kedua Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) carrying the title of Datuk. So from 24th October 2006, she is known as "Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin".

Our congratulations to all recipients. And to HRH the Sultan, we all wish him long life and happiness, and Daulat Tuanku.

2) KUKTEM to be a University

YAB Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that KUKTEM would be upgraded to a university and will be known as "Universiti Malaysia Pahang". The Government had also provided allocations under the Ninth Malaysia Plan for construction of its permanent campus in Kuala Pahang.

3) Kolej IKIP to be a College University

Pahang's Menteri Besar, YAB Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, announced that Kolej IKIP, owned by the Pahang Foundation (Yayasan Pahang) is in the process of upgrading its status to College University. And the first step it will take is to venture into research activities that will not be too costly but realistic enough to benefit society.


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4) Well, consonant with a month of joy and celebrations in October 2006, the new Pahang-Delights web pages celebrate the month of festivals galore as follows: -

#1) Festivals and Celebrations in Pahang

Read on a brief outline of the festivals and celebrations enjoyed by the citizens in the state of Pahang.

#2) Ramadan Bazaar

Enjoy the shopping for breaking the fast in Ramadan and observe the array of food and drinks sold at the Ramadan Bazaar in Pahang.

#3) Mooncake Festival

The Mooncake Festival, a time when mooncakes are plenty and lanterns light the nights, was celebrated by the Chinese community on the 6th of October, 2006.

#4) Deepavali

The Festival of Lights, as Deepavali is universally known, was celebrated on the 21st of October, 2006, of course with glittering lights and lamps in and around the houses of Hindus.

#5) Aidil Fitri in Pahang

Hari Raya Puasa or Aidil Fitri was celebrated by Muslims after a month of fasting in Ramadan, on the 24th of October 2006. A celebration of victory of will-power and self-purification, by the Grace of God.

#6) Opor Daging

Know something about this delicious traditional dish of the people of Pahang, especially of those living in Pekan.

#7) Sudirman Haji Arshad

Read on the brief story of this Temerloh-born singer extraordinaire, one of the best entertainers, if not THE best, Malaysia ever had.

Well, October 2006 was a month of festivals galore in the delightful state of Pahang, Malaysia. It was a month when everyone really enjoyed themselves visiting, and in turn inviting, other races in celebrating the festivals - continuing and solidifying the Malaysian tradition, ensuring peace and harmony amongst all races.

Lucky, lucky Malaysians.

So until next time, from me...

Terima kasih (thank you) and ... Selamat Datang (Welcome)

From : Mohd Yamin

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