For a sweet memory of N-Day


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 Aug 2004

SLIM RIVER: For the past four years, restaurant owner V. Sugumaran and his family have shown their national spirit by making a Jalur Gemilang with different items. 

This year they have created an edible 100cm by 70cm Jalur Gemilang made of coconut candy and palkova (an Indian sweet made of milk, ghee and sugar.) 

“We decide to make the Jalur Gemilang with palkova to let Malaysians have a sweet memory of National Day. 

“We also hope those who tasted our edible creation will have a sweet and warm feeling,” said Sugumaran, 44, adding that the Jalur Gemilang would be displayed in front of his shop until National Day. 

The Jalur Gemilang would be cut into pieces and distributed free to customers on Wednesday. 

Sugumaran said he spent RM1,000 on the ingredients for the flag, adding that it took him, his wife Loh Yoke Yin, 40, their four children, aged between 12 and 21, and two workers five days to make it. 

He said the red stripes were made of red coconut candy while palkova was used to make the white stripes.  

“Blue coconut candy was used for the blue portion of the flag and yellow coconut candy was used to make the star and crescent,” he said. 

Sugumaran said he made a Jalur Gemilang with idli in 2001 and one with thosai in 2002. 

“Last year we created a Jalur Gemilang with 500 roses, jasmines and chrysanthemums. 

“We will continue to use different ingredients to make the flags every year to celebrate this special occasion,” he added.  

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