Malaysia's tallest statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan was unveiled on Sunday, 29th January 2006.
Facts about the statue:
- Height: 42.7 metres.
- Location: Sri Subramaniar Temple at the foot of Batu Caves, Malaysia.
- Cost: 2.5 million Malaysian Ringgit (approximately
9.5 million670,000 U.S. Dollars).
- Construction: 1,550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars, and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.
- Duration/Manpower: Fifteen Indian sculptors worked on the project for three years.
The golden statue of Lord Murugan is positioned next to the 272 steps leading up to the largest cavern in Batu Caves.