World record for mooncake within reach

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 06 Sep 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: First, it was the largest mooncake in the country, then came the longest one. 

This year, there is another mooncake record from the same organisers, the MCA Bukit Bintang division.  

The twin towers mooncake, already acknowledged as the tallest in the country by the Malaysia Book of Records, will possibly be the world’s tallest. 

The twin towers, standing at 6.17m, was the highlight of the Lantern Festival 2003 yesterday. It is an attempt to break the present world record of 2.1m.  

Yesterday, many people came to Sungei Wang Plaza to admire the mooncake towers.  

TOWERING MOONCAKE: The country's tallest twin towers mooncake is aiming to be the world's tallest, standing at 6.17m. The creation was the highlight of the Lantern Festival 2003 in Kuala Lumpur Friday night. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (fourth from left), MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting (fifth from left), former MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Lim Ah Lek (second from left) and Bukit Bintang MCA division chief Datuk Dr Lee Chong Meng (third from left) were among those present at the festival. — STARpic by S.S.KANESAN

A total of 128 layers of mooncake were used to construct the two towers which has a combined weight of 3,083kg. 

It took a 50-man team, led by master chef Kong Tong Wah, eight hours to complete the towers which has eight flavours including red lotus, green tea, durian, pandan, red bean, coffee, chocolate and mixed nuts. 

Today, the mooncake towers will be cut into about 16,000 pieces to be sold at RM5 each. 

Proceeds from the sale will go to St John Ambulance Selangor (South Central) and Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Kebajikan SSL Haemodialysis Berdaftar.  

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