Red Sea Mall is Guinness record holder

Updated 19 November 2012
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Red Sea Mall is Guinness record holder

JEDDAH: Guinness Book for World Records team in the Middle East announced this week the Red Sea Mall has made a new record for the biggest polystyrene ship model in the world.
The ship is 13.6 meters high, 18.4 meters long and 4.5 meters wide. It broke the old record, which was 13 meters high, 8.5 meters long and 2 meters wide.
The announcement took place in the mall and was attended by mall officials, media and prominent figures in the society along with large shopping crowd that visited the mall to witness the announcement. The event was aired life on Mix FM radio.
Mohammad Alawi, CEO of Red Sea Corp., said he is proud of his mall’s achievement claiming it would place the country’s name on the top of the creative art field.
“The Red Sea Mall always have committed to support art and innovation,” said Alawi.
“The Red Sea Mall has made many artistic initiatives that highlighted number of creative Saudi artists,” he said.
He said the mall was a platform for them to reach a large number of audiences.
The mall administration decided to register the ship model in Guinness Book for World Record after professional artists built it for the competition “Find the Treasure.”
The Red Sea Mall’s largest polystyrene ship is considered one of the most successful events in the Middle East and North Africa this year. Red Sea Mall was nominated for the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Center golden award.


What We Are Reading Today: The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe by Rita Chin

Updated 21 May 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe by Rita Chin

  • The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe examines the historical development of multiculturalism on the Continent, says a review on the Princeton University Press website

In 2010, the leaders of Germany, Britain, and France each declared that multiculturalism had failed in their countries. Over the past decade, a growing consensus in Europe has voiced similar decrees. 

But what do these ominous proclamations, from across the political spectrum, mean? From the influx of immigrants in the 1950s to contemporary worries about refugees and terrorism, The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe examines the historical development of multiculturalism on the Continent, says a review on the Princeton University Press website. 

Rita Chin argues that there were few efforts to institute state-sponsored policies of multiculturalism, and those that emerged were pronounced failures virtually from their inception. 

She shows that today’s crisis of support for cultural pluralism isn’t new but actually has its roots in the 1980s. Chin looks at the touchstones of European multiculturalism, from the urgent need for laborers after World War II to the public furor over the publication of The Satanic Verses and the question of French girls wearing headscarves to school.