Sultan of Brunei visits SAF's Pasir Ris Camp

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei inspecting the Guard of Honour at Pasir Ris Camp, with Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen walking behind him, on July 6, 2017.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei inspecting the Guard of Honour at Pasir Ris Camp, with Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen walking behind him, on July 6, 2017. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/NGENGHEN

SINGAPORE - Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei visited the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Pasir Ris Camp on Thursday (July 6), the final day of a two-day state visit.

Sultan Bolkiah was hosted by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, while Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng, who is also Second Minister for Transport, and Chief of Army Melvyn Ong were also present.

At Pasir Ris Camp, Sultan Bolkiah watched the SAF's counter-terrorism forces storm a building and witnessed a freefall demonstration by the Red Lions skydivers. He also fired training munitions on simulated terrorist targets. Additionally, he was taken on a tour of the army's Airborne-Trooper Training Facility.

At the end of the visit, Sultan Bolkiah was presented with the SAF's Honorary Advanced Military Freefall Wing to commemorate the event.

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His visit to the SAF underscores the close and longstanding defence ties between Singapore and Brunei, a bilateral defence relationship which passed its 40th anniversary in 2016, said the Ministry of Defence in a press release on Thursday.

The SAF and Royal Brunei Armed Forces have also had interactions growing in scope and depth, with regular bilateral exercises, professional exchanges and visits, it added.