Arena of Stars
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Arena of Stars is a 45,000 square feet musical amphitheater located at Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. It was built in 1998. The hall has a capacity of about 6,000 seats. Arena of Stars is the place where almost all musical events at Genting Highlands are held. Singers and groups that have performed at Arena of Stars include Deep Purple, Boyz II Men, Michael Learns to Rock, Cliff Richard, Lionel Richie, Guang Liang, Jolin Tsai, Olivia Newton-John, S.H.E, Joey Yung, Stefanie Sun, Vanness Wu, Wang Leehom, G.E.M, and Twins.
The roofed amphitheater includes a modern lighting and sound system. The sound system 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 Promotions and Entertainment Department of Genting Highlands Resort.
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 2007 Zee Cine Award show was held at the amphitheater, necessitating a further upgrade to the facilities: the make-up rooms received a large improvement to meet the 5-star class of make-up rooms.
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