Record breaking one-metre tumpi to mark National Day

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam’s largest tumpi measuring one metre was successfully turned out at Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong yesterday.

The Brunei Food Awards in collaboration with Syarikat Masia came up with the idea of creating the biggest tumpi in the country as part of a festival to mark the 37th National Day celebration.

A standard tumpi is normally nine centimetres in diameter but Syarikat Masia is famous for selling large-sized tumpi at about 30 centimetres. The Brunei Food Awards and Syarikat Masia yesterday broke the record by making a tumpi that weighed five kilogrammes and one metre in diameter.

The occasion was witnessed and verified by the Brunei Book of Records. The event’s main objective was to promote local food, especially tumpi.

Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud attended, and was welcomed by Brunei Food Awards CEO Haji Nasir bin Dato Paduka Latif and Syarikat Masia owner Ahmad bin Haji Matzin.

High Commissioner of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona was also present.

Syarikat Masia – Delima Corner at the night market has handmade tumpi, a traditional local food made from simple ingredients. Tumpi is usually served with curry chicken, rendang or condensed milk.

Brunei Darussalam’s largest tumpi, measuring at one metre, was turned out at Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong yesterday. The standard tumpi is normally nine centimetres in diameter. PHOTO: JAMES KON