World’s largest bag is in town


The hand bag attracting a good number of visitors.

KUCHING: The world’s largest holdall bag, made of 2,984 old T-shirts, is currently at CityONE Megamall here until next Sunday.

The “bag” is 7.6m long, three metres wide and 5.4m high. The base of it has enough space to fit at least two cars.

On the weighing scale, the structure -- which is as tall as a single-storey building -- is roughly 130kg.

It took six months and 1,492 participants to make it in Puchong, Selangor.

On May 29, it was certified by the Guinness World Records as the biggest replica bag globally. The achievement is also recognised by the Malaysian Book of Records.

The record attempt was the brainchild of Mostwell Sdn Bhd founder Fully Chye, who also operates the Epal Handicraft Training Centre.

In a press statement, Chye said the goal was to show people that starting small was no hindrance to achievements. The slogan throughout the making of the bag was, “The power of unity, from fingertips to world record.”

“At the same time, we wanted to send a message that old items could be recycled and reused.

“All it took to make this bag was sewing skills, perseverance, creativity and innovation,” Chye added.

It took the participation of people from 31 government bodies, charities and universities to make the giant bag.

Previously, the bag was on display at One City mall in Subang Jaya, Selangor.

At Kuching’s CityONE Megamall, the bag can be found -- you cannot miss it – at the lobby past the main entrance.

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