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Amelia Earhart’s Mural Made M’sians Question the Authenticity of Her Taiping Landing Tale

today25 July 2022

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(source: The Star)

Over the course of three months, six artists created a weatherproof mural of Amelia Earhart in Taiping. The mural premiered at Jalan Abdul Jalil on the wall of a shophouse, but something didn’t feel quite right for the locals.

Moments after images of the mural were posted online, Netizens chimed in and questioned the purpose of the artwork.

While the 14.6m tall and 27.4m wide mural has been recognised as the World’s Largest Outdoor 3D Mural Painting, she actually never landed in Taiping before her disappearance.

(source: TripAdvisor)

Nor Hisham Zulkiflee, secretary of the Perak Heritage Association, revealed that Earhart had merely asked for permission to land at the Tekah Aerodrome in Taiping earlier in the day.

He said Earhart was travelling to Singapore and requested a refuelling stop just in case, but never actually landed in the town.

Amelia Earhart (source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

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Written by: Aqasha Aiman


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