On Friday, ScreenBox Pte Ltd and Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) achieved an impressive and visually striking record for the Longest anamorphic pavement art - all in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence.
Titled “Story of Our City 3D”, the pavement art extends across 183.5 m (602 sq ft) in Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, and depicts the city-state’s impressive skyline, landmarks, and many achievements.
The piece was created by German professional artists Manfred Stader and Edgar Mueller, together with around 50 local artists and students, who tirelessly worked on it for 11 days.
Singaporean politician Ng Chee Meng (pictured below) completed the work by painting the national flag.
The artists have significantly bettered the previous record of 140.3 m (460 ft 3.61 in) that was accomplished by Planet Streetpainting (Netherlands), in Lelystad, Netherlands, in September 2013.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi went to view the final creation – along with hundreds of other guests – and was able to verify the record and present ScreenBox Pte Ltd and Channel NewsAsia with an official certificate.
Ms Mok Choy Lin, Mediacorp's Vice President for the International Content and News Segment said: “Singapore's landscape has totally transformed over the last 50 years and it's gone from developing nation to a world class metropolis. We wanted to really tell the story of our city, and really put Singapore on the world map by breaking this Guinness World Records title.”
The record-breaking installation will feature in a documentary entitled 3D Streets which aims to immortalise Singapore’s history and unique identity through pavement art.