Another World Record for Thailand

cake 150x150 Another World Record for ThailandIn honor of her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s upcoming 76th birthday on August 12th The Amari Orchid Resort in conjunction with Pattaya City Hall, Central Centre, and Sophon Cable will create the worlds longest Bale Fruit cake which will measure in at a little over 249 feet.

The event will be happening at Central Centre in Pattaya between August 9th and August 12th from 10am to 11pm daily. Slices of the cake will be sold for 699 baht with proceeds going to Baht for a Better Life charity which helps underprivileged children.

The Thais seem to have a love affair with world records. Some happen naturally but others are very well planned. Below is just a sample of the many records Thailand holds.

Longest reigning monarch The King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (b. December 5, 1927), is currently the world’s longest-reigning monarch, having succeeded to the throne following the death of his older brother on June 9, 1946.

Largest tom yum kung (shrimp soup)On November 18, 1999. at Patty Beach, Chonburi, Thailand, 5,000 liters (1099.85 gal.) of tom yum kung, a type of Thai soup, was made from shrimps, vegetables, and spices.

largest restaurant The Royal Dragon (Mang Gorn Luang) restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, opened in October, 1991, and can seat 5,000 customers, served by 1,200 staff.

Longest hair The world’s longest documented hair belongs to Hoo Sateow, a tribal medicine man from Chiang Mai, Thailand. On November 21, 1997, his hair was officially measured at 5.15 meters (16 ft. 11 in.).

Most expensive pet wedding In September 1996, two rare “diamond-eyed” cats, Phet and Ploy, were married in matching pink outfits at a ceremony in Thailand’s biggest discotheque. It cost Phet’s owner, Wichan Jaratarcha, 410,979 Thai Bhat ($16,241).

Most vets involved in one procedure Over 30 vets worked operated together in an operation on Motola, a 38-year-old cow elephant whose left foot was destroyed after she stepped on a land mine. The procedure took place at the Hang Chat Elephant Hospital, Lampang, Thailand in August 1999.

Worst joss stick disaster On November 2, 1998, five Buddhist worshippers were killed when three giant ceremonial joss sticks collapsed at the Phra Pathom Jedi Temple, 58 km. (36 miles) northwest of Bangkok, Thailand.

Largest Christmas log cake On December 25, 1997, 10 staff from the Mercure Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, completed a Christmas log cake weighing 2,300 kg. (5,071 lb.). The cake was 8.4 m. (27 ft. 6 in.) long, 60 cm. (2 ft.) wide and was cut into 19,212 portions.

The longest LEGO structure Built in 2003 in Bangkok by 20,000 kids. Fashioned in the shape of a millipede, it measured 1,052 m and consisted of 2,477,140 bricks.

Longest buffet In 1996 The World’s Longest Buffet was served at Patong Beach in Phuket. It stretched for 1,509 meters.

Largest freshwater catfish Recently Thailand added another world record to its list when residents of Chiang Khong district caught a catfish the size of a grizzly bear, 2.7 metres long and weighing in at 293 kilograms.

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Largest cut diamond The largest cut diamond in the world (545.67 carats) was purchased by Thai businessmen to commemorate King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s golden jubilee and is mounted on the royal scepter.

Longest Name of a City Bangkok of course, which, translated into English reads: “The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.”

The world’s longest tie Created in Thailand in 1995. At 99.5 meters long.

Most expensive cocktail The Vivaldi Italian Restaurant at the Amari Atrium Hotel in Bangkok offered guests what it claimed to be the world’s most expensive Valentine’s Cocktail in February, 2007. Priced at a 540,000 baht ($ 15,000) the Amore d’Amari Ruby Martini contained a dazzling 5.02 carat heart-shaped ruby instead of an olive, and was served in an award-winning hand blown martini glass.The cocktail price included a six-course gala dinner for two, an overnight stay in a Deluxe Suite, and a Dom Perignon Champagne breakfast in bed.

The world’s longest length of silk Measuring an astonishing 1,199 meters was produced for a Thai culture and handicraft exposition held in April 2007 at a Bangkok department store.

Most expensive Hamburger The 6,600 baht ($184) burger is sprinkled with edible gold leaf, the burger featured Matsusaka beef, morel mushroom, black truffles and ‘foie gras’.

largest golden teak building in the world The Vimanmek Mansion in Dusit built by King Rama V in 1900, this elaborate three-storey building today serves as a museum commemorating this popular king and his Western-influenced tastes, his collections of photographs, personal art and handicrafts on display.

Chatuchak Weekend Market An open-air labyrinth of over 15,000 stalls set amidst 15 hectares of winding alleyways is widely regarded as the world’s biggest market. On Saturdays and Sundays over 200,000 visitors come each day to shop for everything from shoes and furniture to pets and strange curios.

Worlds longest condom chain For World AIDS Day in 2006, Bangkok did its part to promote condoms and safe sex by creating the world’s longest chain of condoms. In the capital’s Lumpini Park, a total of 1,436 participants tied together 24,516 condoms, measuring a distance of more than 2.7 kilometers.

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10 Responses to Another World Record for Thailand
  1. Alitta
    August 8, 2008 | 3:54 am

    wow this post is impressive! I love the translation of the full name of Bangkok :)

  2. Karen
    August 8, 2008 | 8:00 am

    Oh how interesting! Can you imagine pulling in a catfish that big? Amazing.

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  3. Nomadic Matt
    August 9, 2008 | 3:08 pm

    Wow! I didn’t realize Thailand toped so many lists…Now I’m even prouder for living there!

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  4. quickcutters
    August 9, 2008 | 11:32 pm

    Thumbs up for you’re posting today. Now that’s some big fish..

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  5. Jacqueline
    August 9, 2008 | 11:58 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out how they were able to bake that Christmas Log Cake!!??

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