JOHOR BARU: Large crowds gathered at the venue of the launch of the Sultan of Johor-led new housing scheme hours before the event is scheduled to start.
The crowd gathered as early as 5am at Galleria@Kotaraya shopping mall, with the hope of obtaining registration forms to apply for what Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar had described as dream homes under the ‘Rumah Impian Sultan Ibrahim’ project, although registration counters are only slated to open at 5pm.
Traffic around the city centre is almost at a standstill as locals head over to Galleria, where Sultan Ibrahim would be launching the project this afternoon.
The roads leading to Galleria, Jalan Duke, Jalan Trus, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim and Jalan Ungku Puan, remained congested.
Sultan Ibrahim is scheduled to arrive at the venue at about 3.30pm.
The ruler had announced the project as a gift to the people of Johor in conjunction with his birthday celebration on Thursday.-NST