Tuesday, 3 April 2012

KKTM students create recording-breaking logo with 50,000 keychains

BY assembling thousands of keychains, a group of MARA Higher Vocational Training Institute (KKTM) students created the country’s largest logo made with keychains.

The attempt had also earned them a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records.

The feat which took three hours and 37 minutes to be completed, saw the students arrange a total of 49,570 plastic keychains in the shape of the KKTM’s logo on a plywood measuring 9.75mx12.2m.

A total of 47 KKTM Diploma in Product Design and Mould Engineering Technology students took part in the record-breaking bid.

The event was part of the 46th MARA Day celebrations held at the institute in Balik Pulau yesterday.

We made it!: KKTM students posing in front of their logo made of keychains

MARA deputy director-general (education) Abdul Rahim Abdul Ghani said such achievements would inculcate innovation as a culture among the students.

“The students did not only plan the arrangement of the keychains, they had also made the palm-shaped keychains from scratch,” he said.

KKTM Balik Pulau director Rosminah Mohd Hussin said that the idea was contributed by one of the institute’s lecturers last year.

“Work on moulding the keychains started since January this year and we are very pleased with the end result,” she said.

Rosminah added that the keychains would be given away as souvenirs or sold to the public.

Project leader Syed Mohammad Saiful Syed Tajur Azinan, 23, a Diploma in Product Design student, said he and his team members took about 10 hours to draw the outline of the logo for the convenience of assembling the keychains.

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