People from different Bruneian communities take part in the 34th National Day celebration in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, Feb. 24, 2018. Brunei held a massive parade and performances with about 30,000 participants in the capital on Saturday to mark its 34th National Day. (Xinhua/Jeffrey Wong)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Brunei held a massive parade and performances with about 30,000 participants in the capital on Saturday to mark its 34th National Day.
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, together with members of the royal family attended the celebration at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien and inspected the guard of honor.
A total of about 30,000 participants comprising 138 contingents, ranging from various sectors of the armed forces, government civil servants, higher education institutions, schools, civil associations, public organizations and foreign associations took part in this year's national day celebrations. Tens of thousands of Bruneians and tourists crowded the streets and witnessed the national day celebration.
With Achieving the National Vision' as the theme for this year, it emphasizes that every sector involved in the development of the country has their own responsibility in making the Brunei Vision 2035 a success.
Brunei declared its independence in 1984 with about 420,000 total population in 2016.