Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Sultanate of Terengganu witnessed the new official palace to the Sultan of Terengganu, the Syarqiyyah Palace which has been used for the first time. The Palace has been inaugurate as the Syarqiyyah Palace which means 'the pearl of the east'. The Palace was first name as Istana Bukit Chendering due to its location on the hill situated in the Chendering Sub-district. The palace inauguration ceremony was started with the Palace's religious official performed the azan calls following the rising of the Sultan's Royal Standard and the Menteri Besar announced the new name of the Palace. The inauguration ceremony was following the royal assent given by Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu regarding the new name on 4th July 2013.

The palace construction was started in 2006 and will be fully completed in 2014. The Throne Room of the Palace was first used for the Investiture Ceremony of State Honours and Medal in conjunction of the Sultan's Birthday Celebration on last July 7th, 2013. 

The Throne of Terengganu consisting of 3 domes. The main dome is for the Sultan and the Queen of Terengganu, meanwhile the other 2 domes situated in the right and left are for the Yang Dipertuan Muda (Crown Prince) and Crown Princess of Terengganu. The seat of Crown Princess is left vacant as the Crown Prince is still yet to be married.  


Anonymous said...

salam.. the first picture above is not Istana Syarqiyyah, that is actually the new administrative building of Knowledge Park 9a collection of colleges) under construction in Besut, Terengganu.


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