Thursday June 21, 2012
Out for the longest chain of roti canai
ON July 7, one of Malaysia’s favourite meals will be ‘stretched’ to its limit.
In conjunction with the 2012 Indian Muslim Cultural and Heritage Celebration, the Kapitan Keling Mosque management committee and Indian Muslim Community Organisation Malaysia (IMcom) will attempt to assemble the longest chain of roti canai ever seen in the country.
“This is the first ever attempt to do so. If all goes well, the chain will be about 250m long and we will set a record in The Malaysia Book of Records,” said mosque management committee chairman Meera Mydin Mastan.
He said the celebration was aimed at promoting the development of the Indian Muslim culture which played an important role in the country’s rich diversity.
Among highlights of the festival are a classical bicycle parade, an Indian Muslim traditional food feast, demonstrations of ais tingkap (a sweet, red-coloured drink served with shaved ice) and the promotion of dying trades such as garland and songkok making.
An urban snake charmer will also take centre stage during the day, demonstrating ancient Indian Muslim methods of capturing and charming the slithery creatures.
A wide range of attractive activities such as mosque tours, horse rides, heritage puzzles, teh tarik lessons and historical exhibitions are also offered to visitors.
The full-day programme, which runs from 8am to 10pm, is held in conjunction with the George Town Festival.