The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, and the rest of the Johor Royal family members are known among locals as avid collectors of various types of automobiles, whether made from Malaysia or foreign countries.
Recently, His Royal Highness held a meeting with the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, to discuss the progress of current issues in the country in relation to the government’s efforts to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through various initiatives.
During the session, which lasted for an hour, the Johor Palace team managed to compile tons of footages and photos of the historic moment, before uploading them on the Sultan’s official social media page. This event marked Ismail Sabri’s first official visit to the Johor Palace after taking oath as the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia earlier in August.
And that’s not all! Among the other noteworthy moments that stole the attention of local netizens, was the moment when DYMM Sultan Ibrahim was seen personally driving the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric compact SUV crossover, which received 23,760 orders on the first day the model was unveiled to the world back in March.
This electric SUV model is said to be among the most advanced at the moment. According to VOCKET, it can travel as far as 460km with a single full charge, and is also capable of traveling a distance of 100km with 5 minutes of charging. The automobile is also complete with an impressive ultra fast charging system.
Apparently, it has become a habit for His Royal Highness Sultan Ibrahim to invite and also to send guests who travel from afar by offering them a ride in his luxurious vehicles. Previously, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir boarded a Proton Saga driven by His Majesty himself to travel back to Senai International Airport.
This time around, YAB Ismail Sabri was invited to Istana Pasir Pelangi, Johor Bahru by riding in one of Sultan Ibrahim’s several automobile collections – the luxury and stylish Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV. For those who are curious, the aforementioned model is priced at a whopping RM1.8 million!
Apart from discussing the government’s initiatives in providing aid to the people (in addition to several other issues), the Prime Minister and his entourage were also treated to a luncheon with the Johor Sultan himself.