Malaysians to the fore at gadget fair in Geneva


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Apr 2005

GENEVA: Gyro Gearloose, the wacky inventor from Walt Disney’s Donald Duck comics, could have been a Malaysian – at least visitors to this year’s inventors fair here might be forgiven for thinking so. 

Malaysians are by far the largest group, with over 700 ingenious inventors displaying their innovative devices in cramped cubicles this year. 

One Malaysian invention that has attracted attention is a crash helmet made with coconut fibres. 

Inventor Dan Palil said the helmets are up to government safety standards. 

NATURAL PROTECTION: DAn Palil presenting his invention, a motorcycle helmet made with coconut fibres, in Geneva on Wednesday.-APpic

Some 60 000 visitors are expected at the fair. 

The 1,000 or so inventions on view here range from foldable toboggans to motorcycle airbags and a remarkable new widget for opening oysters. There are oddities and practical devices – something to suit virtually everyone. – dpa  

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