Warm welcome home for Haj pilgrims

Returning Haj pilgrims Abdullah Ahmad (centre with a gold songkok), 63, and his wife Safiah Ahmad (in a white tudung), 60, receiving a group hug from their family members at Changi Airport Terminal 3 yesterday. The retirees were among more than 280 p
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Returning Haj pilgrims Abdullah Ahmad (centre with a gold songkok), 63, and his wife Safiah Ahmad (in a white tudung), 60, receiving a group hug from their family members at Changi Airport Terminal 3 yesterday. The retirees were among more than 280 pilgrims who were met at the airport by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli. This is the largest returning group of Haj pilgrims. The last group will return to Singapore on Sunday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2018, with the headline 'Warm welcome home for Haj pilgrims'. Print Edition | Subscribe