What started as a dream to create the world’s largest, tallest statue has been sitting idle and half-finished for 16 years. However, with the help of new investment, jobs now resumed and the final part of the Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue of Garuda is scheduled to be completed.
After being suspended since i came to the island in 1997, I Nyoman Nuarta the master sculptor said the work will take three years to complete and will cost around Rp. 157 billion.
Describes Lord Vishnu riding Garuda mythical bird, the statue will reach the final 126 meters, higher than the Statue of Liberty which is currently the world’s tallest statue.