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Get set for new heights







Malaysia Book of Records founder Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi (left) presenting a certificate to Mohd Azli Hisyam in 2013 for being the tallest teenage boy.

Malaysia Book of Records founder Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi (left) presenting a certificate to Mohd Azli Hisyam in 2013 for being the tallest teenage boy.

SOLVING a Rubik’s cube can be difficult for many of us, but to solve it in 4.69 seconds and become the fastest in the world to do so is beyond belief.

On the other hand, while we make sure to groom ourselves constantly, there is a record for the longest moustache ever, measuring at 4.29m.

Malaysia has had its fair share of recording several big feats over the years, like Mohd Azli Hisyam Ab Ghafar for being the tallest teenage boy at 2.11m in 2013; Sarala Sinniah for having the longest hair at 1.87m in 2002, and Hoo Sun Foo for the largest feet at 12 inches in 2001.

But it is also time for Malaysians to show the country, and the world, what it takes to be a national record holder with the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).

Go set a new record as the tallest married couple, heaviest man or woman, for the longest beard, fastest cup stacking or most cards memorised.

You also can challenge and break the current record for the most number of balls juggled, or being the tallest woman or teenage boy.

In 2017, Lee Min Qi was certified as the youngest to climb the Everest base camp at age 10. She climbed on Dec 4, 2016 and arrived at the base camp with an altitude of 5364m on Dec 14, 2016.
In 2017, Lee Min Qi was certified as the youngest to climb the Everest base camp at age 10. She climbed on Dec 4, 2016 and arrived at the base camp with an altitude of 5364m on Dec 14, 2016.

Pick one of the categories to join in: Human Being – all that celebrates the diversity and everything that makes us human, or Human Achievement which honours mankind’s greatest achievements over the years.

The third category is for our fur kids to set their national record as well, including being the longest living cat or dog, heaviest cat or dog, or having the longest ears, or longest tail or fur on a cat.

Those believed to possess the necessary criteria to become a national record holder can head over to Sunway Velocity Mall, Cheras for an audition at the MBR roadshow, held for the first time ever (that’s a record right there!).

Apart from inspiring people to achieve their passions and dreams by providing them an avenue to attempt and break record titles in real time, the roadshow also aims to promote the spirit of patriotism and positivism among Malaysians.

Azrulkhan Hasrullah (centre) receiving the Malaysia Book of Records certificate as the First Disabled Man to Crawl Up to The Summit of Mount Kinabalu on Oct 25, 2016.
Azrulkhan Hasrullah (centre) receiving the Malaysia Book of Records certificate as the First Disabled Man to Crawl Up to The Summit of Mount Kinabalu on Oct 25, 2016.

The three-day event, held from Sept 28 to 30, will host fun-filled activities for everyone, including meet-and-greet sessions with some of the country’s record holders.

The public is invited to join the fun mini-challenges, competing with other contestants for a chance to be recognised as the nation’s best.

The search is on; for details, visit http://malaysiarecords.com.my/live/

   

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