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Temburong Pencak Silat finals conclude

The contestants pose in a photo
The contestants pose in a photo




THE finals of the Pencak Silat contest for Temburong District in conjunction with the 71st Birthday Celebrations of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, was held recently at Mukim Bokok Community Hall. Eight categories were contested in the finals, namely: Men’s Seni Silat Cakak Asli Brunei; Men and Women’s Seni Silat Kuntau, Men’s C, D, G and BB classes contest, and Women’s A Class contest.

Awang Md Zulkarnain bin Haji Abd Rahim won the men’s Seni Silat Cakak Asli Brunei category. Omar Abdul Aziz bin Haji Ismail and Dayangku Nurul Intan bin Pengiran Duraman were named the Men’s and Women’s Seni Silat Kuntau categories winners. Winners for Men’s C, D, G and BB classes contest, and Women’s A Class contest are Ampuan Ismail bin Ampuan Ahmad, Muhd Nur Aziman bin Azmain, Sahrul Syazwan bin Bakir, Muhd Faez Hafiyuddin bin Muhd Maswadi and Dayangku Nurul Intan Mas Wakilah binti Pengiran Duraman.

Haji Zaman bin Haji Arsad, Village Head of Kampong Bokok presented the prizes, who also holstered the Keris – which marked the closing of the contest.

A Silat Cakak Asli performance was staged by the President of Persatuan Silat Brunei, Pengiran Haji Muhammad bin Pengiran Haji Ludin and Pengiran Haji Karim bin Pengiran Haji Metassan, followed by a closing performance of Pencak Silat by Samsuddin bin Duraman.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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