KUCHING: A thirteen-year-old boy Tay Chong Wii, who is already listed in the Malaysia Book of Records, has achieved another amazing feat – walking 100m in one minute and 35 seconds with his toes bent inwards.
For that unrivalled walk at the Holiday Inn Damai Lagoon Resort near here on Saturday evening, he is expected to make it into the Malaysia Book of Records again.
On Sept 2, 1999, Chong Wii was listed in the Malaysia Book of Records when he climbed up 660 steps with his toes bent inwards in seven minutes and 11.22 seconds at Menara Pelita here.
The boy joined some 40 Sarawakian record setters at the inaugural “Night of Achievers” at the resort on Saturday.
The Malaysia Book of Records and Sarawak Book of Amazing Feats and Records hosted the event to pay tribute to Sarawakians who beat the odds to realise the spirit of “Malaysia Boleh”.
They received national record certificates from Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, himself a recipient for the longest serving Sarawak Chief Minister over 22 years.
In his speech, Taib said the state was proud of its many record achievers who could inspire future generations.
He said the Sarawak book had recorded the standards set by outstanding Sarawakians for others to emulate and improve upon.
“Records are there to be broken, and it is best for others to break them,” he added.
Malaysia Book of Records founder Datuk Danny Ooi said Sarawak was the first state to have its own book of records.
The Sarawak Book of Amazing Feats and Records is chaired by state Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Datuk Dr James Masing, the first Iban to obtain a doctorate in anthropology.
Taib’s wife, Datuk Amar Laila Taib, is its patron.