The Golden Sands Resort successfully made it into the Malaysian Book of Records for the first and largest floating kolam in the shape of a peacock measuring 638.02 square metres and decorated with 5,000 fresh chrysanthemums.
On hand to verify the feat were officials from the Malaysia Book of Records led by their deputy general manager Mohamad Alex Edward who declared the effort a success.
The venture undertaken over 10 days took some 100 volunteers from the resort, Penang Hindu Association (PHA) and INTI College Penang students.
“We are proud for such a grand kolam to be successfully done. This is the first time ever in the history of Golden Sands Resort that a record setting attempt is made within its grounds.
“This is a project where culture, art and community meet for a common goal,” said resort manager Neol D’Couto in his welcoming speech.
Also present was Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa general manager Elaine Yue, communications director Sulaimen Tunku Abdul Rahman, PHA president V. Palanisamy, Penang State Consultative Goodwill Council president, Tan Sri Mohd Yusoff Latiff and hotel staff and guests to witness the feat.
“It is a timely effort since Deepavali is just around the corner. I would like to thank our member L. Sreedevi for her efforts to make the kolam a reality,” said Palanisamy.