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Record Breaking? Penang Komtar’s artistic legacy soars to unprecedented heights!

Penang Komtar to break record?

“We will attempt a record breaking feat that will not only beautify the Penang cityscape but also put us in the international limelight. And best of all – Komtar’s very own walls will become the canvas for this amazing project, ” said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when he launched the mural project at Komtar this morning.

World’s tallest mural on Komtar

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Five local artists will be attempting a Guinness Book of Records by painting the “world’s tallest mural” along the entire side of Penang’s iconic Komtar tower. source: Malay Mail Online

The five artists chosen to undertake the project are Bibichun, The Sliz, Kangblabla, Sattama and IMMJN.  source: Bernama

The idea

From the bottom up, the mural will feature three Penang dragon boats, the iconic George Town-Butterworth ferry, the Penang Bridge, drawings of Penang folk and heritage building window panes. It will be topped off with a drawing of the sky and a rainbow. source: FMT

The World’s Tallest Mural project, which costs about RM300,000 is sponsored by Only World Group (OWG), will see the artists attempting to paint a colossal homage to the state and its people on the iconic tower.

OWG chief executive officer Datuk Seri Richard Koh said they hoped to obtain endorsement from the Guinness Book of World Records for the project.

According to him, the world’s tallest mural currently is 70m high, but Komtar’s mural would be more than three times its height.

The mural project will start this month and is expected to be completed by October. – The Star

To all Penangites, let’s hope this project will be a successful one! #PenangLangProud

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