Sunset may be home for new Malaysian king
RESIDENTS of one of Perth’s most exclusive riverside suburbs could soon have a royal neighbour.
Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Ismail, right, who is building a mansion on the former Sunset Hospital site in Dalkeith, has emerged as a contender to be Malaysia’s next king.
The Sultan — who is famous for his goldcoloured Boeing 737 — bought the 1993sqm site on Iris Avenue for $8.5 million from the WA Government in 2015.
The luxury three-storey property, left, being built into the hillside has sweeping views of the Swan River and will be his family’s Australian holiday home.
Malaysia’s royal families will meet on January 24 to pick a new king after the Sultan of Kelantan stepped down as the 15th Malaysian king last weekend.
Under Malaysia’s royal house rotation system, the next in line is the Sultan of Pahang. But the 88-year-old has reportedly been in poor health and, if deemed ineligible, Ibrahim Ismail could be crowned.