SIZZLING SEQUEL:Pengerang’s youths set another record by grilling 2.5 tonnes of ‘cencaru’ in 11 hours
More than 100 youths entered the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) with the longest line of grilled fish, stretching 2.1km, on the Tanjung Balau beach on Saturday night.
took them 11 hours to grill 2.5 tonnes of cencaru. They started at 10am and wrapped up at 9pm.
Grilling fish and setting records, however, are nothing new to the youths from Pengerang.
In 2010, they entered the book of records also with the longest line of grilled fish, which stretched 1.5km.
MBR representative Leona Paul presented the certificate to Pengerang MP Datuk Azalina Othman Said, witnessed by the 15,000 visitors at the beach that day.
Azalina expressed pride in the youths, who had made the constituency proud twice with their achievements.
"We gave them guidance and advice and Southeast Johor Development Authority (Kejora) provided the venue for the event," she said.
Sijori 2012, a concert featuring artistes from Singapore, Johor and Riau, was held in conjunction with the record-breaking attempt.
Visitors also enjoyed the grilled cencaru for free.
Azalina said the record attempt was aimed at teaching the youth cooperation and team work.
"It was beautiful to see them working together to achieve a common goal.
"This is a different from exploiting the youths for selfish ends, and encouraging them to stomp on the pictures of our leaders, as some have done.
"Here in Pengerang, we teach our youths to be independent, hardworking and cooperative so as to groom them into being our future leaders," Azalina said.