Johor city’s newest attraction, especially to the arts and culture enthusiasts was recently completed and named after Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, the Permaisuri of Johor.
Called The Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House, it is strategically located next to the R&F Mall within the R&F Princess Cove development and is also close to the Singapore-Malaysia Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) in Johor.
Tagged as the ‘Jewel Of South’, the Opera House has an area of 114,430 feet square and can accommodate more than 500 people and 5 VIP boxes on the second floor.
The theatre was designed with a unique architecture inspired by the diamond shape and will be home to present a variety of performing arts from opera, ballet, musicals, to orchestra performances.
The Opera House was officiated by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and the event was graced with the presence of other royal members such as the Permaisuri of Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah, Tunku Temenggong of Johor, Tunku Idris Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim; Tunku Panglima of Johor, Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim and Tunku Putera of Johor, Tunku Abu Bakar Sultan Ibrahim.
The completion of the Opera House last year also coincides with the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Malaysia.
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