Friday, October 16, 2009
~ World’s longest wall mural had been demolished ~
Sin Chew Daily reported that the wall mural that decorated the former Pudu jail in Kuala Lumpur and reputed to be the world’s longest had been demolished to make way for an underground project linking Jalan Hang Tuah and Jalan Imbi.
The 270m-long mural, depicting a tropical landscape, was painted by three prisoners in 1983, who spent more than 1,000 hours to complete it.
Pudu Prison is a classic example of some of the earliest colonial prisons. If you've been out exploring Kuala Lumpur, you might notice the fading and peeling murals depicting scenes of nature, on the wall circling the prison. The wall murals of tropical scenes painted by the prisoners took them over a year to paint using 2000 liters of paint! The murals entitled the inmates to won a place in the Guinness Book of Records, for painting the world's longest mural along the prison's walls.
Kuala Lumpur City Guide