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Myanmar breaks a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Largest human image of a country

14 February, 2018 - Yangon

  • 3466 people gathered in a sport ground in Magway to make world history
  • The official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt successfully breaks the previous record of 811 people in the UK two years ago
  • New record is set with the number of participants 4 times larger than the previous one

Guinness World Records has approved Telenor Myanmar’s world official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt of Largest human image of a country, forming Myanmar map. Today, more than 3400 Myanmar people can now call themselves official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holders.

In the attempt initiated by Telenor Myanmar on February 12th, with the support of the Magway Region government, 3466 participants including Telenor staff members, students and public gathered in Magway’s District Sports Ground and unitedly formed the giant human image of the Myanmar map covering impressive 24,804 square feet of the area.

Myanmar’s attempt was officially assessed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS and confirm that requirements had been met and that all rules had been followed. The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS confirmed that the attempt was successful, breaking the 2016 record held by Belron International of 811 participants forming an image of Africa.

Telenor organised the record attempt of mass participation with the aim to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Union Day and to contribute to building the nation’s pride by making history with the collaboration of general public.

“Myanmar has made its newest piece of history today with an enormous participation of its people in this official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt and Telenor is thrilled to be part of making it. This is also a special way to celebrate the Union Day and to get inspired by an example of unity. It was very exciting moment to see thousands of people particularly many youths coming together and proudly form the image of our country,” said Ye Jhan, head of regional business of Telenor Myanmar.

This is also the first attempt of Myanmar to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS mass participation title, a previous Myanmar GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder is Bhanddanta Vicittabi Vumsa who held the title for Memorizing Literature in Myanmar (Burma) in May 1974. Serving more than 19 million customers through its broadest network of all operators in Myanmar, Telenor has established the country’s best 4G network with network footprint in more than 120 top cities and townships across the country.



Alex Nyi Nyi Aung (Mr.)
Corporate Communications, Telenor Myanmar Ltd

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