Local name: Monumen Yesus Memberkati Where: CitraLand Manado, North Sulawesi Height: 50 metres (20m pedestal,
Unveiled: December 2, 2007
Creators: Team of sculptors from Yogyakarta
Take a drive around the southern outskirts of Manado and you’ll see this enormous statue suddenly looming out of a steep hillside, arms outstretched and leaning forward, as if launching into the heavens. It was built on a residential complex owned by Ciputra, a prominent real estate developer and art collector. It is Asia's second-tallest and the world's fourth-tallest statue of Christ. Construction took nearly three years and cost about Rp5 billion (US$540,000). The statue has a declivity (downward angle) of 20 degrees, causing it to be dubbed the tallest flying statue in the world.