By Chris Bishop
KUCHING, May 21: The Unity Week Celebration 2023 event is now inducted in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for having ‘Most Participants Wearing Ethnic Attire In An Event’ and ‘Most Ethnic Cultural Display In An Exhibition’.
The event, organised by Ministry of National Unity, recorded a total of 2,471 participants clad in their traditional attire gathered at the Darul Hana Bridge along the Kuching Waterfront here from as early as 6.30am until 3pm today.
Meanwhile, 17 ethnic groups joined the Ethnic House Exhibition which showcased the tradition, culture and arts of the respective ethnicities, subsequently making it the largest number of ethnic groups ever recorded for a cultural exhibition organised in Malaysia thus far.
The ethnic groups were Malay, Melanau, Kayan, Kenyah, Kajang, Chinese, Iban, Lun Bawang, Bidayuh, Kedayan, India, Bugis, Vaie, Salako Rara, Jatti Miriek, Kadazan Dusun Murut Rungus and Orang Asli Mah Meri.
The Ethnic House Exhibition will be held until May 26.
Minister of National Unity Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang received the MBOR certificates from MBOR research analyst Siti Nurhanim Mohd Noh and MBOR Accounts Executive Mohamad Nazrul Hafizi Ahmad Fauzi earlier tonight. — DayakDaily