Published On:12 July 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Tea makers pull off 10-hour feat

By Hafiz Marzukhi and Josephine Jalleh

George Town: A total of 240 cans of condensed milk and 200 packets of tea were used by 30 people to make teh tarik non-stop for 10 hours outside Masjid Kapitan Keling here.

The event, held from 9.30am to 7.30pm, was the finale of the three-day Indian Muslim Culture Celebra­tion which ended on Satur­day in conjunction with the George Town Festival.

The group kept the effort going by taking turns at 15-minute intervals.
Marathon session : One of the ‘teh tarik’ team members pulling off a difficult move during the Indian Muslim Culture Celebration in George Town.

Team leader Abdul Fais Shaik Ibrahim said they did not need to undergo any training for the event as most of them have been “pulling” teh tarik for a long time.

“We have lots of experience,” he quipped.

Their feat was recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records.

A representative from the organisation handed over a certificate acknowledging the record at about 8pm.

Other highlights of the celebration included a snake show by Abdul Khan, 62, which enthralled the audience.

Visitors took pictures with a 3.6m-long Burmese python which was brought by Amjad Khad, a nephew of Abdul Khan at a nearby booth.

In the morning, a traditional South Indian sport called pallanguli in Tamil got off to a rousing start with more than 100 people competing.

The game is similar to congkak, which is a Malay traditional game, but the board is square instead of oval and is played with sea shells instead of marbles.

Another attraction was the exhibition of eight vintage bicycles in front of the Noordin Tomb Hall within the mosque’s compound.

Penangites and foreign tourists also thronged the booths offering local Indian Muslim favourites such as nasi kandar, bubur kanji and idiyappam.

(Courtesy: The Star, Malaysia)

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