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November 2023

Largest Rooftop Public Park in the Heart of the City

TRX City Park, situated atop the bustling lifestyle hub in Kuala Lumpur, stands as the largest rooftop public park in the city, covering an expansive 10 acres.

According to the Head of Retail and Project Director for the Exchange TRX at Lendlease Malaysia, the park aims to establish a gathering place for people of all backgrounds, breaking away from the conventional perception of financial districts as solely transactional spaces dominated by concrete, glass, and steel.

He emphasizes the uniqueness of TRX City Park, highlighting it as the first major urban park developed within Kuala Lumpur in the past two decades. The goal, according to Wilson, is to foster social interaction and movement, transforming the area into a vibrant and inclusive community space.

Within the park, visitors can explore a variety of features, including a playground, a unique ‘play cave’, and a garden, creating an ideal setting for contemplative evenings. For those in search of fresh air and a connection with nature, the “Forest Walk” trail provides a serene journey surrounded by lush greenery and a skyline.
Escape theme park on the island of Penang includes a 3,645-foot waterslide that has smashed world records. and the world’s longest Zip Coaster (described as a combination of a zip liner and roller coaster).

When questioned about their groundbreaking achievements, Sim Choo Kheng, the CEO of Escape’s parent company Sim Leisure Group, humbly stated that their primary aim was to create an immersive ride experience that lasts several minutes, rather than specifically aiming for a world record.

The waterslide is twice as long as the previous record holder which was in New Jersey and only stretched 1,975 feet.

During the COVID-19 lockdown in June 2020, the concept of the zip coaster was conceived, leading to an investment of approximately RM700,000 for the installation of the track. With the zip coaster’s introduction, visitors now have the opportunity to relish the sensation of free-flying on a steel track connected to the treetops

SJKT Sungai Salak Students Illuminate National Day with Tapestry of Patriotism

In a striking demonstration of collaboration and dedication, students from SJK Tamil Sungai Salak have made an achievement that has never been created before by setting a new record for the ‘Longest Malaysia Madani Flag’ to mark the 66th National Day.

Under the guidance of the school’s headmaster, Mr. Sivakumar, and with the help and support of the teachers, parents, and staff, students as young as five have accomplished crafting an impressive 99.4-meter-long banner with meticulous attention to detail, with the word ‘Malaysia Madani’ inscribed 17,356 times in four languages; Malay, English, Chinese, and Tamil to emphasize the nation’s multicultural identity.

Taking inspiration from the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim, the banner starts with the silhouettes of the last 10 prime ministers from Independence Day until today, presented in Tamil, Malay, and Chinese. This thoughtful addition serves as a historical tribute to the leaders who have shaped the nation.

The banner also thoughtfully shows representations of each ethnic group in Malaysia, as well as each state and its distinctive features, including iconic historical landmarks. Noteworthy examples include Kuala Lumpur’s KLCC and Negeri Sembilan’s Minangkabau, drawn to capture the uniqueness of each state.

Adding a touch of national pride, the hibiscus or bunga raya, Malaysia’s cherished national flower, is prominently featured throughout the banner. The inclusion goal is to enliven the spirit of patriotism among the students of SJKT Sungai Salak.

The detailed paintings not only showcase the artistic level that primary school students are able to achieve but also serve as a captivating backdrop for the entire display. The phrase ‘Malaysia Madani’ prominently graces the top of these illustrations, creating a fusion of language, history, and art.

To make the record attempt more special, the District Education Officer of Port Dickson, Tuan Hj. Kamanizam bin Hj. Tindek became the witness to the accomplishment of the students and also participated together in the memorable record attempt national certificate and medal handover on 22 November 2023.

The collaborative effort of SJKT Sungai Salak’s students in creating the ‘Longest Malaysia Madani flag’ is a noteworthy accomplishment. It not only shows that there is no age limit in creating an achievement but also exemplifies the values of unity, diversity, and patriotism ingrained within the school’s community. The commitment of the students, coupled with the support of the people around them has resulted in a visual masterpiece that will remain in their hearts forever.

Scooping Success: The Malaysian Love Story Behind Inside Scoop

If you’re a frequent visitor to Klang Valley malls, chances are you’ve come across the delightful world of Inside Scoop, an ice cream haven that might surprise you with its distinctly Malaysian origins.

Owned by Edmund Tan and his wife, Lim Shiew Li, Inside Scoop was inspired by their love for ice cream and their desire to create happy memories for Malaysians. Their goal is to make great ice cream that is made fresh locally, creating imitable natural flavors and smooth, ultra-creamy textures, unlike mass-produced ones.

But the husband-and-wife duo has no background in culinary, aside from having years of ice cream tasting experience. They both had careers in finance, with Tan as an investment banker and Lim as an actuary. However, due to their burning passion for understanding the science behind ice cream, Shiew Li enrolled at Gelato University in Italy.

And that is how The Inside Scoop began in 2013, when they opened their first store in Bangsar with 16 flavors. After a decade in the business, Inside Scoop now offers over 70 flavors on rotation with more than 20 outlets across Malaysia. Not only that, they now sell ice cream cakes and buttermilk waffles that can be enjoyed with ice cream.

Escape Theme Park in Penang Owns Two World Records

Setting a remarkable precedent in Malaysia, the renowned Escape theme park in Penang has etched its name in history as the country’s first and sole themed destination boasting not one, but two Guinness World Records.

Escape theme park on the island of Penang includes a 3,645-foot waterslide that has smashed world records. and the world’s longest Zip Coaster (described as a combination of a zip liner and roller coaster).

When questioned about their groundbreaking achievements, Sim Choo Kheng, the CEO of Escape’s parent company Sim Leisure Group, humbly stated that their primary aim was to create an immersive ride experience that lasts several minutes, rather than specifically aiming for a world record.

The waterslide is twice as long as the previous record holder which was in New Jersey and only stretched 1,975 feet.

During the COVID-19 lockdown in June 2020, the concept of the zip coaster was conceived, leading to an investment of approximately RM700,000 for the installation of the track. With the zip coaster’s introduction, visitors now have the opportunity to relish the sensation of free-flying on a steel track connected to the treetops

Khadijah Khatib: the Malaysian Artist Behind Percy Jackson Book’s Cover

The name Percy Jackson resonates with readers worldwide, captivating audiences with its gripping narrative of a teenage Greek demigod and his enthralling Olympian escapades. However, little is known about the talented illustrator behind the captivating UK editions of Rick Riordan’s renowned series, a Kuala Lumpur-born artist named Khadijah Khatib.

At the age of 26, Khadijah is a versatile freelance artist with a diploma in illustration, movie, and game art, lending her diverse skill set to a range of creative endeavors.

According to Khadijah, being a fan of the novel since she was 14 has helped her a lot when it came to designing the book covers. She adds that it was also helpful that her art director provided sketches for each of the books.

Before she collaborated on the Percy Jackson series, Khadijah had already made her mark by illustrating covers for Riordan’s “The Daughter of the Deep” and “The Sun and the Star.” Her artistic prowess extends beyond literature, as she has delved into conceptual art for both film and gaming projects, including her notable contribution to K-Pop sensation AleXa’s album cover

Bibi’s Astounding Achievement in Dice Stacking and Record-Breaking

Many might not know that cats too are just capable of breaking world records. Siew Lian Chui from Puchong proved that with his pet cat, Bibi was able to achieve the record ‘Most Dice Staked on a Cat’s Paw’.

Bibi managed to balance 10 dice on his paw and the record is one of the daftest entries in the Guinness World Records book of 2019.

His owner, Siew Lian Chui from Puchong, Selangor, might have discovered the black and white feline’s talent by accident.