Malaysia Largest Floating Kolam at Golden Sands Resort, Penang by Shangri-La
In conjunction with the upcoming Deepavali celebrations, Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La hosted a record-setting event and subsequently earned a place in The Malaysia Book Of Records with the largest floating kolam (mural).
The event was invigilated by officials from the Malaysia Book of Records, and graced by members of the Penang Global Tourism as well as the Penang Hindu Association.
Malaysia largest floating kolam (pix by Golden Sands Resort)
“The project would not be possible without the support and crucial help in terms of time, talent and precision work from voluntary groups comprising the Penang Hindu Association members, Inti International College Penang and hotel staff. It reflects the good relations among the diverse people of Penang and harmony within a multi-cultural society,” said Hotel Manager Noel D’Couto.
Speech by Hotel Manager, Noel D’Couto
Many were impressed with the colorful kolam. Floating on the surface of the resort’s 120,000-gallon swimming pool, it is indeed a stunning piece of art.
It took more than 100 volunteers working for ten consecutive days to complete the kolam measuring 638.02 square metres. The mural depicts a colorful peacock is made using 87 bags of dry coconut flakes (weighing 435kg), 37.9kg of sticker glue, 47 pieces of styrofoam, and includes 15 lotus flowers and 5,000 bulbs of fresh pompom chrysanthemums.
According to resort’s communications director Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, the project cost RM25,000.
Assembling the final pieces to mark the completion of the “kolam”
Placing the final piece ‘S’ logo of Shangri-La
Kolam on the resort’s biggest kolam
As part of the ceremony, there were also Indian drum (tabla) and classical dance performances by The Temple of Fine Arts Penang.
Indian classical dance and Tabla performances
“The largest floating “kolam” is a project where culture, art and community meet for a common goal,” added D’Couto.
Presentation of certificate by Malaysia Book Of Records
Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La
Batu Feringgi Beach
*Many thanks to Golden Sands Resort Penang for extending this invitation.