Monday, 13 April 2015

Malay Royals attend Bruneian wedding: April 12

Another day, another royal wedding!

The Happy Couple Source: Daily Mail/Reuters

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Yang di-Pertuan Agong attends Lee Kwan Yew's funeral in Singapore

Malaysian Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim, joined other world leaders at the funeral of former Singapore Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kwan Yew on March 29.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Opening of Parliament: Selangor

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah opened the third term of the 13th Selangor State Legislative Assembly in Shah Alam on March 30.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Opening of Parliament: Perak

Meanwhile, in Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah opened the first meeting of the third term of the 13th Perak State Legislative Assembly on March 31, and it wasn't without controversy.

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and Raja Permaisuri Zara Salim of Perak

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Royals attend a wedding - again.

Lest we start to think Malaysian Royalty is all about Johor, let's check in with some of the other royals, shall we?

 Tuanku Sultanah Hajjah Haminah, the Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia, talks with the newlyweds. 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Investiture Ceremony

The Sultan of Johor, accompanied by the Permaisuri (Queen) of Johor, held an investiture ceremony on the 30th of March at the Istana Besar Palace in Johor Bahru.

Sultan Ibrahim and Permaisuri Raja Zarith Sofiah.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Royals attend a wedding

Earlier this month Nooryana Najwa, the daughter of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, married her fiance Daniyar Nazarbayev. Several Malay Royals were in attendance at the celebrations. 

Sultanah Kalsom of Pahang blesses the happy couple.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Rulers of Malaysia: Part 2

The current rulers of the Malay States.


Sultan Abdul Halim  (r.1958 - current ) & Sultanah Haminah.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Jewels in Focus

Some of you have been asking about any further details of the jewels worn by the guests at the coronation, so I thought I should do a quick recap. 

I have already covered the State Crown, State Diadem, and the Johor Consort Diamond Tiara, Necklace, Chain and Sapphire Bracelet set. But let's just have one last look at that necklace in detail:

The necklace in detail. Source: Johor Post

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: The Royal Banquet

Well, this is a nice surprise!

The Sultan and Permaisuri Johor greet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Source: Istana Johor.

The newly crowned Sultan of Johor hosted a Royal Banquet on 23 March, the evening of his coronation, at the Istana Besar Palace in Johor Bahru.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Johor Royal Regalia

Even though a coronation in Johor is a royal customary tradition and not a legal requirement, there is quite a lot of regalia associated with it. Most of the jeweled pieces are kept in a vault of the Bank Negara in Johor Baru. Let's have a look shall we?

Johor Royal Regalia. Source: Istana Johor.

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: The Coronation Ceremony

The newly crowned Sultan and Permaisuri of Johor. Source: NST
The coronation ceremony of the fifth Sultan of Johor in the Temenggong Dynasty, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, and his consort, Permaisuri (Queen) Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah was held at the Royal Palace, Istana Besar, in Johor Baru, commencing at 10:00 a.m.  today. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Live Stream

Live streaming has been set up for the Coronation Ceremony tomorrow. The ceremony at the Istana Besar Royal Palace, which has undergone refurbishment for this purpose, is due to commence at 08:00 a.m. Malaysia time. 

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Royal Bathing Ceremony

The Istiadat Siram Tabal (Royal Bathing Ceremony) was held in Johor Baru on Saturday 21 March at 3:00 p.m. at the Istana Besar Palace. 

Sultan Ibrahim and Raja Zarith Sofiah walk to the ceremony. Behind them are the Tunku Makhota, Tunku Ismail, and his wife Che' Puan Khaleeda. Source: Bernama.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Thanksgiving Prayers

The tahlil and thanksgiving prayers for the coronation of the Sultan of Johor were held at the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor Baru, on Friday 20 March at 6:00 p.m..

The two Princes. Source: Bernama

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: dress rehearsals

Dress rehearsals are well underway for the Coronation Ceremony of the Sultan of Johor.

Sultan Ibrahim tries on his uniform. Photo: Khairull Azry Bidin

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Johor Royal Children

The Sultan of Johor and Raja Zarith Sofiah have six children, five boys and one girl.

The children in order of their birth are:

1. His Royal Highness the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. Born 20 June 1984.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Who is the King?

There have been fourteen Kings or Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia since independence:

Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah
State: Kedah
Reign: 13 December 2011 - current

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Johor Consort Diamond Tiara, Diamond Necklace and Chain

Sultanah Zanariah
One of the oldest royal tiaras in Malaysia is a unique and stylised tiara made of white gold encrusted with diamonds which is in the possession of the Johor royal family and worn exclusively by the Sultan's consort. The tiara is comprised of elements which resemble a starburst motif, though I have also seen it described as a lotus blossom, and even an exploding firework.

Sultanah Khadijah
The tiara is first known to have been worn by Sultanah Khadijah, who was the fourth wife of Sultan Abu Bakar. Born Khadijah Khanum in Istanbul and of Circassian heritage, she married the Sultan in 1893 during his state visit to the Ottoman Empire. She was crowned as the Sultanah of Johor in 1894.

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor: Raising of the State Ceremonial Flag

The State Ceremonial Flag Raising Ceremony was held at the Menara Monument, Istana Besar in Johor today, followed by a seven gun salute.

This event marks the start of the Coronation Ceremony.

Video here:

Johor State Crown and Diadem

The Johor State Crown, Mahkota Kerajaan, was commissioned by Sultan Abu Bakar for his coronation in 1886.

Johor State Crown

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Coronation of the Sultan of Johor

Monday 23rd March 2015 will mark the coronation of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim, and his consort  Raja Zarith Sofiah.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Rulers of Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia comprised of thirteen states and three federal territories. These states are Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu. The three federal territories are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.

The Malay States (not to scale)


Welcome to the blog. Here I will be posting about the various Malaysian royal houses.