Saturday, May 30, 2015Saturday, May 30, 2015

Panama earns Guinness record with 5,000 painting kids

Published on Jan 19, 2014 11:10 AM

PANAMA CITY (AFP) - Panama earned a Guinness world record on Saturday when 5,084 children painted a mural simultaneously for three and a half minutes as part of 100th anniversary celebrations for the Panama Canal, organisers said.

Panamanian painter Olga Sinclair was behind the massive work of art depicting the canal locks at the El Prado promenade in Panama City.

She said she wanted to break the record to encourage "Panama to dream big" and show "that our children can touch the sky with their hands."

The previous record had been held by a group in Saudi Arabia, when some 3,860 participants painted together.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!