|Happy K added inspiration|
and logistical support
Shortly before 06:00 the first of the hearty group trooped out to the breathtaking beach at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa outside the city of Denang, Vietnam. They were greeted by a spectacular sunrise and a handful of fishermen who were possibly just ending their day on the sea. What lay ahead was an organizational and logistical challenge: work shoulder to shoulder with several hundred local students to assemble a 500 meter-long spring roll that would be measured and hopefully recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
|Margie Maus of Marfo Foods and|
Rene Haehnen of gategroup pause
in the assembly process for a picture
|Ian Matthews, Managing Director of|
Portavin in Australia at the ready
The ingredients, with the help of willing hands were all assembled in a couple hours as music played and directions were given over bullhorns in various languages. At some point, the process of spraying the rice paper flat and rolling the ingredients began, and none too soon, as another day in a Vietnam summer promised heat and humidity of a particularly oppressive nature by mid-morning. Shortly before 9:00 much of the work was completed and the world record attempt was cut into pieces for donation to local hospitals.
“I hope that it will be recognized by Guinness book of Records as the longest,” said Bert. “I know Happy is working hard to put video together in order to send to the certification body. In one months time we should be able to know of their approval.”