The Penang International Food Festival 2018 (PIFF2018) successfully set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for the ‘Largest Food Truck Rally in the World’ at its finale, Food Truck
Invasion (FTI) on 28 April 2019.

AN astonishing 158 food trucks qualified for the record, surpassing the previous record title of 123 food trucks in Saitama, Japan. Held on 28 & 29 April 2018, at the largest outlet mall in Malaysia – Design Village in Batu Kawan, food lovers were treated to scrumptious food from 10 different cuisines from Penang and all over Peninsular Malaysia.

Peter James Fairbairn, the Adjudicator of Guinness World Records presents the achievement award to Ooi Chok Yan, CEO of Penang Global Tourism

To enrich the FTI experience, there were entertainment in the form of music, live outdoor performances, and a dazzling fireworks display to signal the end of another extraordinary PIFF.

Over the two days, an estimated 187,000 foodies attended FTI, illustrating yet again that the locals and visitors are drawn to Penang’s rich, multicultural food. This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title is a worthy addition to previous accolades and reviews bestowed to Penang’s food, such as Penang’s beloved Assam Laksa ranking seventh in CNN Travel’s ‘World’s 50 Best Foods’.

Rows of food trucks attracted foodies who flocked to Design Village for the Food Truck Invasion

This record does not simply belong to PIFF2018, but the entire state of Penang for laying the foundation and support in making this achievement a stellar reality.

Penang achieved two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS in a short span of 7 months. The first being a challenge for the Most Costume Changes in One Minute by Avery Chin at the Penang Street Food Festival on 2 September 2017, and now we’ve achieved another at the Food Truck Invasion with the Largest Food Truck Rally in the World! This achievement is the first ever GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS obtained in Penang’s mainland.

Comfortable dining were set up for people to enjoy their food

PIFF2018 from 14 April 2018 had a phenomenal start with the Street Food Festival that saw an astounding turn out of 270,000 people at Lebuh Pantai over two days. In the following weekend, Taste of Penang at Jalan Kelawai attracted 220,000 people, after which the Food Truck Invasion took place.

There were also 6 mini festivals that were held in unique spaces in the island and mainland during the weekdays having a total of 25,000 people.

Crowd gathers in front of main stage where live performances were held

Throughout the 16 days, PIFF2018 had a total of over 700,000 people who came to enjoy and indulge at the festival with their friends and loved ones.

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The event finale was a fireworks display on the last day of the festival


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