One of world`s tallest Statue Of Jesus in Manado
The white-robed Jesus with upraised hands stands on a 32-metre high hill in a residential estate built by Ciputra, a property company named after its founder.
He said the statue, made of metal fibre and steel, is the tallest in Asia and this had been confirmed by the Indonesian Museum of Records.
The world`s tallest is the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, which stand 39.6 metres tall and is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain overlooking the city. It was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World last year in a global online poll.
Ciputra hopes the monument will become a religious icon and attract tourists, he said.
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