JOHOR BAHRU – The use of Jawi script to decorate buntings and advertisement boards, here, in conjunction with the coronation of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, is among the traditional elements being revived for this occasion.
Light-emitting diode lamps (LED) are also being used as attractive decorations to mark the coronation, which is due in less than two weeks.
Meanwhile, the local authorities (PBT) are busy making preparations to ensure the coronation of the fifth Sultan of Johor in the history of Modern Johor will be lively and smooth.
Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), for example, focuses on cleanliness and lighting in this city.
Johor Bahru mayor Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam said cleanliness would be stressed upon in the city centre, route of the procession and the location of the coronation.
“At the same time, lighting is also being given attention and most of the areas in the city have been installed with LED decorative lights to lend festive cheer to the occasion,” he said.
“In addition, a giant screen, installed in front of the MBJB office, will show messages and graphics pertaining to the coronation,” he told Bernama when contacted here.
Central Johor Bahru Municipal Council (MPJBT), on the other hand, said it would ensure that the major roads covered by the procession were in good condition.
MPJBT Corporate and Public Relations Unit head, Salwa Abdul Rashid said decorative lights adorned the MPJBT building and pedestrian bridge, and the landscaping had been improved.
A festive air has started to be felt, especially in the city centre, with buntings and billboards decorating the main roads informing the date of the coronation and most carry the message, “Daulat Tuanku”.
The state flag has also been placed over road dividers along major roads in the city centre.
In addition, most flyovers are decorated with advertisement boards that provide information on the coronation, including some with LED lights. – BERNAMA