July 7, 2011

Record Breaking and it's in Borneo!

Breaking news and I'm honored to be one of the few to have the privilege to break this news to the WORLD! Borneo, the third largest island in the world has many bragging rights.

One of the Oldest Tropical Rainforest in the World 

It's rainforest is 130 million years old! 

Unique Flora and Fauna

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangutan
Orang Utans are found only in Borneo and Sumatra. 

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Cat
The Bay Cat or Borneo Cat is only found in of course Borneo!

Source : http://www.familyadventuretravelworks.com/tag/rafflesia
World's biggest flower. Well, we can't claim to be the only place to have this flower but hey, we're famous for it!

Yady yada.... You get the point. Now.........(drum roll)....... Another "fauna" from Borneo has made us proud! THE LONGEST LIVING HUMAN BEING IN THE WORLD!

According to our infallible Election Commission(EC), among our registered voters in Sarawak, there is one voter who was born on 31 December 1880!

His name is M Mahli Bin Sulong and he lives in Kg Bahru, Ilir Nangka, Sibu Sarawak. Apparently he is still alive because he is still in the voters list. I have full faith in our EC's competency. 

Mr Mahli is 131 FRIGGIN YEARS OLD! Before this, the longest living human being in record was Jeanne Calment of France. Her reported age was 122 years and 164 days. She was born 5 years earlier than our Mr Mahli but he outlived her by 9 years!

Don't believe me? Check it yourself. Go to EC's online registry here. Type in Mr Mahli's Identity Card number 801231130313. 

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