It doesn’t matter who you are, the child in you will always be fond of things that brings back the good ole’ nostalgia.
Just ask Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, who shared a photo of his latest ‘toy’ along with the caption, “Yabba, Dabba, Doo”, on his Facebook page recently.
That’s right, the Sultan of the Malaysian state of Johor couldn’t help himself but to utter the popular catchphrase of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon, “The Flintstones”, upon being gifted with a replica of the car from the popular animation.
The car was given to the Sultan by the Pahang Crown Prince, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
|Sultan Ibrahim (in brown jacket) getting his special “Flintstones” delivery!|
|This is how the “Flintstones” car looks like. Pretty accurate right?|
How will the Sultan get around with the ‘foot-powered-prehistoric-vehicle’ you ask? Well, apparently this ‘working version’ of the car has its own motor!
Also, the car has a makeshift cloth roof with a cut-out back screen instead of a rear window. So bring it rain!
According to the Facebook post, “The Flintstones” is Sultan Ibrahim’s favourite cartoon, with its main character, Fred Flintstone, being his favourite cartoon character.
|“The Flintstones” is the Sultan of Johor’s favourite cartoon.|
No stranger to quirky tastes, and we suspect the Sultan is a major pop-culture fan boy as well, back in 2015, the Sultan unveiled his RM1.4 million ‘Optimus Prime’ inspired Mack truck, which is reportedly the most expensive Mack truck in the world!
|Sultan of Johor checking out his Optimus Prime truck in Australia. (Photo Source: www.abc.net.au)|
So, if you’re in the state of Johor, don’t be alarmed if you suddenly see a “Flintstones” car zip pass with a happy Sultan shouting “Yabba, Dabba, Doo!”.