11 "Wah, Liddat Also Can" Ways Malaysians Have Broken Guinness World Records

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1. The largest silat lesson. Directed by Grandmaster Syeikh Dr. Md. Radzi Hanafi from Persekutuan Seni Silat Cekak Pusaka Ustaz Hanafi Malaysia, the enormous training session was participated by 12,393 silat exponents.

Who: Dr. Md. Radzi Hanafi

What: Largest silat lesson in the world, with 12,393 silat exponents

Where: Stadium Merdeka

When: 29 August 2015

Malaysia’s Silat Cekak Pusaka Hanafi held the world largest gathering of silat practitioners for a new record in the Guinness World Records today. The largest silat lesson record, participated by 12,393 silat exponents from all over the country at Stadium Merdeka here, has elevated the name of pencak silat in the world arena. Silat Cekak Pusaka Hanafi successor, Dr Md Radzi Hanafi said his association took six years to bring the plan into fruition.

He said despite meeting various challenges during planning, he did not waver until it was successfully held today. “We are proud with the achievement today as it showed silat is still relevant to our modern lifestyle. “The success in the mammoth gathering of silat exponents seen at the event just now was attributed to the enthusiasm of teenagers and youths,” he told.
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Meanwhile, Guinness World Records official representative, Fortune Burke when met by Bernama said it was not easy to get one’s name into the world records. “Actually it is very difficult to get a Guinness World Records title, as well as having a number of participants to take part in it and we even need to have a professional auditing company to very their numbers, that is how strict we are,” she said.

Apart from creating a world record, the achievement was timely in conjunction with the 2015 National Day celebration in two days’ time as well as the 50th anniversary of Silat Cekak.

2. Longest underwater cleanup. The record saw over 139 volunteer divers cleaning the ocean beds of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, in Kota Kinabalu. It also revealed the tremendous amount of waste in our oceans - close 6,000 kg of waste, to be exact.

Who: Astro

What: Longest ocean clean up that lasted over 168 hours, involving 139 divers from all over the world

Where: Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, in Kota Kinabalu

When: 6-13 April 2013

Local and international divers who successfully completed Astro Kasih's longest underwater cleanup and helped made it into the World Guinness Records with a total of 3,171kg of trash collected were however surprised by the amount of rubbish picked up during the duration.
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During the attempt, Astro Kasih volunteer divers from Malaysia as well as France, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Lithuania, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the Netherlands conducted a total of 1,120 dives at 224 dive locations surrounding Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. The Astro Kasih volunteer divers collected over three tons of marine debris, including plastic bottles and bags, fishing lines, nets, cans and tires.

The waste recovered weighed a total of 3,171.59 kg after coming out of the water. After the water had drained, the waste was separated into categories and weighed again. This revealed that 1,560.66 kg of plastic materials, 140.44 kg of glass and ceramics, 5.35 kg of paper and cardboard, 318.36 kg of metal, 357.34 kg of rubber and cloth and 716.61 kg of wood and mixed materials was recovered to give a final drained weight of 3,098.76 kg.

3. Most eggs crushed within 30 seconds. Probably the coolest record we've ever seen, Sivasam from Ipoh crushed broke the eggs by placing them at the back of his wrist and bent his fingers! He probably could churn out roti telurs super fast too...

Sivasam showing us just how agile his fingers are.

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Who: Sivasamy s/o Balakrishnan

What: Broke 25 eggs in 30 seconds by using the back of his wrist

Where: Restaurant Naina Mohammed in Ipoh, Perak

When: 20 September 2005

Sivasamy s/o Balakrishnan of Panaikkulam Village, Perak crushed 25 eggs in 30 seconds. He placed the egg atop the back of his wrist and bent his fingers backward to break the eggs. The feat was achieved on Sept 20, 2005 at his work place, the Restaurant Naina Mohammed in Ipoh, Perak.

4. Pierce 4 coconuts with a finger in the fastest time. Kung Fu Master Ho Eng Hui used his index finger of steel to poke through 4 hard coconuts through the shell, all in only 12.15 seconds!

Who: Ho Eng Hui

What: Pierced 4 coconuts with a finger in 12.15 seconds

Where: On the set of Lo Show Dei Record (Guinness World Record in Italian)

When: 21 April 2011

Since 2000, the Malacca government has given Ho a spot in Jonker Street to perform and hawk his medicated oils. He travels from Johor Baru to perform there on Friday and Saturday nights (8pm to 9pm). Prior to that, Ho performed tourism shows in Bugis Street, Singapore, between 1991 and 1995.

Ho secured a place in the Malaysia Book Of Records on Feb 2, 2001 when he pierced three coconuts in one minute and 10 seconds at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.
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Ho secured a place in the Malaysia Book Of Records on Feb 2, 2001 when he pierced three coconuts in one minute and 10 seconds at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. On June 21, 2009, he pierced four coconuts in 30.81 seconds in Jonker Street, Malacca. That feat put him into the Guinness World Records. Two years later, on April 21, he broke his own record by piercing four coconuts in 12.15 seconds in Milan, Italy.

5. Largest hotel in the world. A previous Guinness World Records title holder, the hotel increased its size from 6,118 rooms to 7,351 rooms.

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Who: Genting Group

What: Largest hotel in the world that has 7,351 rooms

When: 20 June 2015

Where: Genting Highlands, Pahang

First World Hotel, a three-star property in Malaysia, was named the world’s largest hotel by Guinness World Records when it had 6,118 rooms between 2006 and 2013, but it lost the title in 2014. Now, after a renovation, it has reclaimed the title, sporting 7,351 rooms.

(Right) Edward Holloway, senior VP for Resorts World Genting, receiving the Guinness World Records certification for World’s Largest Hotel from Mr. Alan Pixley, adjudicator for Guinness World Records in London.

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First World Hotel recently constructed a new block annex called 2A. It not only allowed the property to reclaim the title as world’s largest hotel by number of rooms, but it also added newly decorated rooms, food and beverage outlets, and entertainment to the property.

Details such as glass toilets and USB plugins with international electric sockets now complement rooms in Tower 2 Annex, an extension to Towers 1 and 2 at the hotel. New rooms also sport a “functional but chic” design, while also placing priority on a great bed and a great night’s rest. All together, Tower 2 Annex adds 1,286 rooms.

6. Most people in a mobile game relay. Nokia Malaysia got 2,030 people to play Angry Birds. The game was played continuously, with each individual participant clearing or failing one level of the game, for a total of 10 hours

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Who: Nokia Malaysia

What: Most people playing in a mobile phone game relay, where 2,030 people played Angry Birds on the Nokia N8

Where: Plaza Lowyat, Kuala Lumpur

When: 11 June 2011

The most people in a mobile phone game relay was 2,030 and was achieved by Nokia (Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 11 June 2011. The game played during the relay was 'Angry Birds'. The game was played continuously, with each individual participant clearing or failing one level of the game, for a total of 10 hours.

The reason that Nokia Malaysia decided to stage the record attempt was to strengthen the association between the highly popular game 'Angry Birds' and Nokia's new smart phones.
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Besides the main event, there was a Sling and Win booth where an actual real-life version of the Angry Birds game can be played. Here, there will be a giant slingshot where participants can catapult an Angry Bird plushie to a formation of wood and hogs. If you managed to hit three hogs or more, you will walk away with a limited edition Angry Birds plushie. Other attractions include an exhilarating reverse bungee, a face painting booth, gambits on stage to win Nokia smartphones and a flash mob.

7. World's largest capsule vending machine. In conjunction with its 10th anniversary, Berjaya Times Square built a gigantic vending machine with a height of 32 feet.

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Who: Berjaya Group

What: World's largest capsule vending machine that was crafted over six months with a height of 32 feet 3 inches, weighing approximately 3,500kg

Where: Berjaya Times Square

When: 2 August 2013

In conjunction with its 10th anniversary celebrations this year, the shopping centre erected a giant working capsule vending machine on the ground floor near the main entrance.

Initially dubbed the “World’s Largest Capsule Vending Machine”, the claim was made official when Guinness World Records (GWR) adjudicator Jack Brockbank flew in from London to inspect the machine in person. “This capsule vending machine is truly the first of its kind and without a doubt the largest in the world,” said Brockbank as he presented a Guinness World Record certificate to Berjaya Times Square executive director Koh Huey Min.

From start to finish, the machine project took six months to plan and build. . The giant vending machine stands higher than 32 feet and has a globe circumference greater than 45 feet. The globe, with a volume of almost 800 cubic feet, can hold an estimated 125,000 plastic capsules. It stands on 15.5-ft.

The machine, which accepts acrylic tokens, requires 50 Malaysian ringgit (about $15) to credit a vend. It dispenses certificates packed inside the 2.5" capsules for such products as big-screen televisions, iPads, spa packages and theme park passes. The vended certificates are redeemed during a special ceremony held twice a day near the machine.

8. Heaviest train pulled by teeth. Nicknamed "King Tooth", Rathakrishnan Velu pulled a seven-coach train using a steel rope clenched in his mouth!

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Who: Rathakrishnan Velu

What: Hauled a 297.1 tonne train over 2.8 metres (9 feet, 2.2 inches) along tracks with teeth

Where: Kuala Lumpur Station

When: 30 August 2007

A Malaysian nicknamed "King Tooth" pulled a seven-coach train using a steel rope clenched in his mouth today, a feat that organisers said was a new world record for the heaviest weight pulled with teeth.

Grunting and gasping, Rathakrishnan Velu's neck muscles strained and his face contorted as he hauled the 297.1-tonne train over 2.8 metres (9 feet, 2.2 inches) along tracks. The feat is expected to be recognised by Guinness World Records in two to three weeks after verification of the data, said Rathakrishnan's manager, Anna Chidambar.
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Rathakrishnan, who partially attributes his strength to an Indian form of meditation, was hoping to pull the heavier train more than 4.2 metres (13 feet, 9.3 inches) today but could manage only 2.8 metres (9 feet, 2.2 inches) in the first attempt. His second and third attempts resulted in the train moving distances of 0.73 metres (2 feet, 4.7 inches) and 2.48 metres (8 feet, 1.6 inches).

Rathakrishnan runs at least 25 kilometres (15.53 miles), lifts bars up to 250 kilograms (551.15 pounds) and does jaw training daily, waking up at 4.30 a.m.

9. Fastest person to run 1.6km while balancing a football on the head. Low Yee Ming, 19, completed balancing a football on his head for a distance of 1 mile (1.6km) in 8 minutes and 35 seconds at the Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya Athletics Stadium.

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Who: Low Yee Ming

What: Balancing a football on the head for a mile in 8 minutes and 35 seconds

Where: Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya Athletics Stadium, Selangor

When: 20 March 2010

The fastest mile balancing a football on the head is 8 min 35 sec by Yee Ming Low (Malaysia) at MPSJ Athletics Stadium in Selangor, Malaysia, on 20 March 2010. Despite being allowed to lose control of the ball and to restart from where he lost it, Yee Ming Low completed the entire mile without once losing control of the ball with his head.

He was witnessed by Dato' Sieh Kok Chi - the Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Malaysia - and Dato' Yeoh Choo Hock, Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation, Asian Zone. He was followed by an assistant for the entire mile to help guide him as his eyes were constantly focused on the ball.

10. Largest parade of boats. A total of 1,180 boats joined in the Malaysia Day parade in Terengganu, making it the largest parade of boats in the world.

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Who: Persatuan Anak Anak Kemaman Diperautaun

What: Largest boat parade in the world consisted of 1,180 boats

Where: Kemaman, Terengganu

When: 13 September 2014

Kemaman created history by organising the world's largest parade of boats - 1,180 boats of various types - on Sept 13.

Chief of organising secretariat, Mustafa Ab Rahman, said the event was an effort to break the record of 670 boats involved in the parade held in River Thames, London, during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth in 2012, which was named the largest ever parade of boats in the Guinness World Records.
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The 70-km parade, started from Kuala Paka to Kuala Kemaman, involved fishermen from Kuala Kerteh, Kemasik, Kijal, Telok Kalong and Kuala Kemaman.

11. Longest non-stop LAN (Local Area Network) party. 274 participants played games like DoTA 2, Call of Duty 4 and FIFA 09 for 40 hours straight!

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Who: Cyber Fusion Tournament

What: Games played for 40 consecutive hours

Where: Multimedia University

When: 12 April 2009

274 kids at the Cyber Fusion 2009 event in Malaysia set a new mark (a new "official" one, at any rate), bringing not only more gamers, but managing to play for 40 consecutive hours. The most-played games over the weekend were DoTA 2 and titles from the COD and Unreal Tournament series, while organisers also spotted a few users grinding away on their WoW accounts during quieter moments.
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At the start of marathon 291 players from Malaysia as well as China, Yemen, Brunei and Korea attempted to play non-stop for 40 straight hours. Seventeen dropped out due to various reasons, including fatigue. Most of the participants were aged between 19 and 25.

Here's to more amazing Guinness world records from Malaysians!

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Aside from breaking world records, Malaysians are pretty good game developers too!

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