Sultan Abdul Halim to make state visit to Singapore

Sultan Abdul Halim to make state visit to Singapore
US President Barack Obama (2nd R) walks with Malaysian Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah (C) during a welcoming ceremony at parliament house in Kuala Lumpur on April 26, 2014.

SINGAPORE - Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV of Malaysia, will make a state visit to Singapore from May 19 to 21.

Sultan Abdul Halim and his wife Sultanah Hajah Haminah binti Haji Hamidun, the Raja Permaisuri Agong XIV of Malaysia will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Istana. They will pay a courtesy call on President Tony Tan and Mrs Mary Tan, who will host them to a State Banquet. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee will also call on Their Majesties.

During the state visit, Sultan Abdul Halim will visit Gardens by the Bay, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, and the Night Safari. They will also visit the National Orchid Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where an orchid will be named in their honour.

This state visit reciprocates President Tan and Mrs Tan's State Visit to Malaysia in September 2013, and underscores the deep and long-standing ties between Singapore and Malaysia.

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