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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
a Chinese family wishes Perak Chief Minister and his wife, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

First of all, let me wish you, my dear readers, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! So, how did you spend the first day of Syawal? I attended the Hari Raya Open House hosted by Perak Chief Minister at his official residence.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
surrounded with love

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
feels like home

Similar to a year ago, this Open House was also two-tier; the Chief Minister’s Hari Raya Open House and subsequently state-level Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, which was graced by the Regent of Perak, DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah and his consort DYTM Tuanku Zara Salim as well as Raja DiHilir Perak, DYAM Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa and consort DYAM Raja Nur Mahani Raja Shahar Shah.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
'bunga malai' for the Chief Minister

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
a family of boys receiving “ang pow” from the Chief Minister

It was easily the largest ever Hari Raya Open House that I have attended at the Chief Minister’s official residence, with people from all races coming together to celebrate Hari Raya. Last year’s well-wishers were about 15,000; this year’s number is a lot more than that!

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
while girls receive theirs from the Chief Minister’s wife

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
even Upin & Ipin have theirs

Children 12 years old and below were delighted to receive “ang pow” from the Chief Minister and his wife. The presence of popular local animation characters, Upin and Ipin added cheer to the celebration.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Raja DiHilir Perak and his consort being greeted upon their arrival

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
the Prince and his million Ringgit smile

I take my hat off to guests who patiently queued up for the food. I lost my appetite just imaging the time I would waste waiting for my turn to be served. Well, that’s how Malaysians celebrate – by eating! Hahah!

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Perak Regent greets the people

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
cultural entertainment

Check out these photos to get a feel of the Hari Raya Open House atmosphere at the Perak Chief Minister’s official residence this year.

Event: Menteri Besar Perak Hari Raya Open House
Venue: MB’s Official Residence, Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh, Perak.
Date: 19th Aug, 2012
Time: 2pm – 5.30pm

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With love

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