Thursday, April 13, 2017

Asean International Film Festival and Awards (Aiffa) 2017 to try world record for largest crowd in cat costumes

KUCHING: The Asean International Film Festival and Awards (Aiffa) 2017 will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for largest crowd dressed in cat costumes.

Assistant Minister for Sarawak Tourism Datuk Lee Kim Shin called on Sarawakians to help achieve the record.

“Aiffa 2017 in Kuching is set to make its mark and reach the world. I hope that all Sarawakians can work together to achieve this record.

“The world record attempt will be happening on the opening night, May 4 at Kuching Amphitheatre,” Lee told a press conference yesterday.

Guidelines for the world record attempt include all participants must be dressed in full cat costumes, which include ears, tail and an outfit that covers the body, arms and legs.

Celebrities such as Dayang Nurfaizah, Datuk David Arumugam, and Gurmit Singh (Phua Chu Kang) are set to perform during Aiffa’s opening night, along with a special appearance by animation characters Upin and Ipin.

Lee said the Guinness World Record for longest woven mat, which was set by over 400 Orang Ulu weavers last year, will also be displayed here for the first time.

Aiffa will be held from May 4-6 with pre-event activities such as the Asean Song Bird Karaoke Competition, Children’s Colouring Contest, Asean Food Truck Fest, and Asean Movie Screening.

“One of the events, the Aiffa Biz World is organised for networking business sessions and exhibitions.

“This event will see many Malaysians and Asean film writers, directors and producers seeking financial possibilities,” said Lee.