A total of 725 children break the Malaysia Book of Records during World Children’s Day Celebration
Yours truly and her family here were blessed to be among the few who were invited to witness Wall’s Paddle Pop and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort new record (Malaysia Book of Records) for “The Biggest Painting Assembled by Children”. In conjunction with World Children’s Day, Paddle Pop and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort invited 725 children from various orphanages and kindergartens in Johor as well as children guests from LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort to paint their pledge to have fun as kids. All individual handprinted tiles from the children were gathered to break the record for the largest assembled painting measuring 12.27 metres by 7.53 metres (40.26 feet by 24.7 feet). This broke the previous record of 9.75 metres by 5.48 metres (32 feet by 18 feet).
Shawn Tan, Category Head of Wall’s Ice Cream, Unilever (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd said, “World Children’s Day reminds us that we need to create opportunities for kids to grow up naturally – with pleasure, excitement, exploration, imagination and boundless energy.”
“I am extremely thrilled that Wall’s Paddle Pop and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort have broken the Malaysia Book of Records with these kids while spreading awareness of “Let Kids be Kids”. The breaking of the record symbolizes the pledge by kids to have fun while they are still kids, which is inspired by Paddle Pop’s brand core belief of “Let Kids be Kids,” Shawn added.
Some of the children today seem to be busier than ever with their schedules filled with school, tuition classes and enrichment classes such as piano, art and dance classes. Likewise, childhood pastimes are increasingly moving indoor with electronic gadgets like televisions, computer and mobile devices.
In light of this, Paddle Pop and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort joined hands to bring the outdoor fun experience to these children.
“We are happy to collaborate with Paddle Pop under our CSR programme of Merlin Magic Wand to celebrate World Children’s Day with this fantastic record-breaking activity. We are excited to display the painting at our Resort as a beautiful reminder for children and their parents on the importance of balancing studies and having fun outdoors,” said Mark Germyn, General Manager LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
During the World Children’s Day activity, over 400 underprivileged children from the orphanages in Johor were treated to a fun and exciting theme park experience in LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
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Congratulations and thank you very much to both Paddle Pop and to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort for giving me this golden opportunity to witness this awesome record breaking and for my amazing trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.