Sunday, 16 June 2019

Largest jade carving expected to become Johor's tourism attraction

JOHOR BAHRU, June 15 (Bernama) -- The jade carving at the Hsing Ma Si (Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Learning Centre), recognised as Malaysia’s largest jade carving by the Malaysia Book of Record (MBOR) today, is expected to become latest tourism attraction in Johor.

State Tourism, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung said the handmade jade carving, based on Buddhist teachings, was unique and could be promoted as one of the cultural tourism products in the state.

She said current travel trends worldwide were not limited according to one’s religion and culture as travellers were also interested in travelling to places where they could learn other cultures and religions.

“I believe this MBOR certification of the jade carving will turn Hsing Ma Si as one of the significant tourist locations here,” she told reporters today.

The jade carving called ‘Map of Humanistic Buddhism’ measuring 33.21 metres in length and 9.41 metres in height, took three years to produce and involved 50 sculptors.

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