A Guinness World Record for Jamiyah Singapore
Jamiyah Singapore achieved a Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Chain of Paper Hearts’ at the 85 Years of Care: Jamiyah Moves with the Community carnival last weekend.
The structure that measured at about 1km long, consisted of 8,525 paper hearts with messages for mothers from contributors all over Singapore, including children from various schools such as Global Indian International School and Island Playhouse. It took the team approximately 9 hours to assemble the chain of paper hearts, ensuring no gaps in between two paper hearts, as per one of the rules set by Guinness World Records office.
The number 8,525 for the world record is to signify 85 years of Jamiyah’s service to the community, and 25 years of its hallmark annual event, the Exemplary Mother Award (EMA) that also saw its launch on Mother’s Day, 14th May 2017, in the presence of Guest-of-Honour, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, the Advisor of EMA and Chairperson of EMA’s Panel of Judges, Mdm Yu-Foo Yee Shoon and Ms Claire Chiang, respectively.
Opened to public, the two-day carnival had performances by local artistes like Sufi Rashid, Ryzal Noh, Ryan Sufiyan and a comedy act by ‘Geng Pecah Perut’. A bazaar managed by Livefest Singapore was also part of the carnival, with an array of stalls selling crowd favourites like Japanese snack, ‘takoyaki’, and clothes from Anza SG that sold outfits for the upcoming festive season of Hari Raya.
The celebration was further heighten with an 85km Motorcade and Walk-A-Jog on the morning of 14th May that witnessed the involvement of various communities including Vintage Cars SG, Lamborghini enthusiasts, cyclists from BikeAid and Ray of Hope, and members of the community who disembarked from the many locations of Jamiyah’s projects.