Freedom of Entry Ceremony 2008

Posted: April 26, 2008 in Events

Events RMN March with Navy Band, Silent Drill Team Navy helicopters Fly Over/Path and aerial displays Navy Band to play tunes with guest artists “Ship Open to Visitors” Joy ride on CB90s – collection to charity Navy Diver demonstration and exhibition RMN Hydro Exhibition PASKAL Exhibition Navy, Army and Airforce Career Promotion Exhibition Free children entertainment Food and ice cream stalls etc “Beat to quarters ceremony” or “Sunset Ceremony” Booth selling Navy T-shirts, ball caps, souveniers etc KK City Council Booth Potential business opportunities as a result of this “crowd puller event”
Venue : Padang Merdeka to Old Sabah Port

The “Freedom of Entry Ceremony” is an old Naval Tradition that began during the medieval times, where the City or town council confers the right of the “Navy” to march with “Swords drawn, drums beating, band playing, colours flying and bayonets fixed”. The right to march through is usually conferred with a “Scroll” by the Lord Mayor. The ‘Scroll’ will then allow the Navy to exercise its newly conferred right to march through the city. The Colours are of great significance to each and every sailor, representing the central rallying point in battle in the event that they are separated from their colleagues during the melee.

This tradition signifies the true bonds of friendship, and often the expectation that the Navy whom the honour was bestowed upon would assist in the defence of the City. The Navy is then bound to protect the city from any invasion or attack………

Programme Highlights:

  1. “FREEDOM OF ENTRY” APRIL
    Time: 10.00 – 11.30 am
    Venue: Padang Merdeka to Old Sabah Port
  2. NAVY SHIP open for viewing
    Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm
    Venue: Sabah Port Authority (shuttle busses will transport visitors from Port Gate to Ship)
  3. Mini Regatta
    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
    Venue: Padang Merdeka to Old Sabah Port
  4. Boat Ride on CB90s
    Time: 10.30 am – 6.00pm
    Venue: Padang Merdeka to Old Sabah Port
  5. SUNSET CEREMONY
    Time: 7.00pm
    Venue: Padang Merdeka

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