Friday, January 9, 2009

Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim

The glory and majestic building of Sultan Ibrahim situated upon Bukit Timbalan in the heart of Johor Bahru city center. This building was built on the inspiration and wish of the late Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar to house all government offices as well as to signify " The Glory Of The Johor Government".

Foundation works began with the officiated ground breaking ceremony by Tengku Mahkota Sultan Ismail on Monday 7th November 1938. The Royal Highness later laid the foundation stone on 10th of March 1940. Complete in 1942 at cost of $ 2 million. A banquet was held at the Royal Palace on Tuesday, 3rd November 1942 to mark the opening of the state government office. On Monday, 9th August 1982 the building officially named Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim by His Royal Highness Sultan Iskandar Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ismail, Sultan of Johor.

After 67 years, this year it will begin a new chapter in the history of Johor state, when Johor State government will relocate to Nusajaya, Johor State New Administrative Center. It will be the end of the Sultan Ibrahim building as state government office but it will remain in the history of Johor.

As proud Johorean, born and grew up in Johor Bahru. I wish I were part of the transaction history between two state government offices.