Paying tribute to the Sultan of Johor’s birthday and coronation anniversary, WCT Malls Management Sdn Bhd (WCT Malls)’ Paradigm Mall in Johor Bahru held a Bangsa Johor Festival from the 14th March and will end on the 27th March 2022 to celebrate Johor state’s cultural heritage, colourful and rich traditions, as well as experiences that shape the identity of Johoreans.
An Exclusive Royal Museum Exhibition featuring the Grand Palace of Johor is set at Paradigm’s main hall from the 18th to the 29th of March where the public could learn about the monarch’s history.
A creative workshop was also held on the 23rd of March, a joint-organised event with MuzArt International to garner blessings from Johorean children by creating personalised birthday cards that will be handed personally to Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Over 200 art pieces were collected on the said day before sending them to His Majesty on Monday, the 28th of March.
Prior to the Sultan’s birthday, Yayasan JDT had featured a special football showcase where visitors could take a walk down the memory lane with the JDT football team’s official jerseys from the beginning to the current ones while also holding a treasure hunt campaign and kids’ penalty kick competition. An exclusive Hummer limousine and Boys of Straits (BOS), JDT’s official supporters’ bus were brought over to make the football team’s fan experience a full circle.
The Bangsa Johor Festival highlights include Bangsa Johor Art Exhibition, showcasing local homegrown talents by Yayasan Warisan Johor and Sekolah Seni Malaysia Johor.
Selena Chua, Chief Executive Officer, WCT Malls Management said, “We are very excited to see the Bangsa Johor Festival come alive in March and we hope it can be an annual event, a unifying event for Johor that we can be proud of where shoppers can get to experience various fascinating activities throughout the festival such as the Royal Museum Exhibition, cultural performances, and many more”.
“This would be the moment where Johoreans and the surrounding community, as well as those from the neighbouring country, can come together and embrace Johor’s most cherished values and traditions”, she concluded.