There is a competition called –Malaysia’s Dream Bamboo Super Hybrid Car Competition, organized by the Malaysian Association of Creativity Innovation (MACRI), University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) and SIRIM Bhd. This competition is held in conjunction with the 3rd Creativity & Innovation Week 2010.
Basically, it was regarding to integrate the bamboo material in Car design, the design can be applied to interior, exterior or energy power system of the car.
6-9 months – for making baskets
2-3 years – for bamboo boards or laminations
3-6 years – for construction
>6 years – bamboo gradually loses strength up to 12 years old