Arena of Stars

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Arena of Stars
Boyz II Men concert in Arena of Stars

Arena of Stars is a 45,000 square feet musical amphitheater located at the outdoor theme park of Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. It was built in 1998. The hall can accommodate around 5,000 seats. Arena of Stars is the place where almost all musical events at Genting Highlands are held. Singers that have performed at Arena of Stars include Boyz II Men, Michael Learns to Rock, Cliff Richard, Guang Liang, Jolin Tsai, Olivia Newton-John, S.H.E, Joey Yung, Stefanie Sun, Vanness Wu and Twins.

Systems[edit]

The roofed amphitheater includes a modern lighting and sound system. The sound system, Nexo, model : Geo - T, was upgraded in July 2011 for a price of US$3 million, including new speakers for the entire amphitheater. Seating in the amphitheater is divided into five categories according to cost, from the most expensive to the least: white, red, green, yellow and blue.

All of the events in Arena of Stars are managed by the Promotion and Publication Department of Genting Highlands Resort.

History[edit]

During its initial development, the amphitheater was built without a roof. However, due to the severe weather of Genting Highlands, especially at night, it was later decided that a roof was required. The first show of the amphitheater consisted of acts by Sally Yeh and George Lam in January 1998. The presence of the Zee Cine Award 2007 show at the amphitheater in 2007 necessitated a further upgrade to the facilities: the make-up rooms received a large improvement to meet the 5-star class of make-up rooms.

In 2002, it was the site of the 3rd IIFA Awards, the premier award show that honors both the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood.

Coordinates: 3°25′21″N 101°47′38″E / 3.42257°N 101.794022°E / 3.42257; 101.794022