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The tallest statue in Malaysia and the third tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world, the Lord Murugan Statue stands at the foot of the Batu Caves, a popular Tamil shrine dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. Standing 140 feet tall, the statue required 1,550 cubic meters of concrete, 350 tons of steel bars, and 300 liters of gold paint for 15 Indian sculptors to complete it in the three years before it was unveiled in 2006.