World’s shortest man reaches new heights in Australia
The world’s shortest man reached the high point of his Sydney tour on Friday with a visit to the Sydney Tower Eye.
THE world’s shortest man reached the high point of his Sydney tour on Friday with a visit to the Sydney Tower Eye.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, had only left his remote valley home in south-western Nepal a few times before travelling to Kathmandu in February, where Guinness World Record officials declared him the shortest man ever documented.
He has come to Sydney for a week-long tour after telling Guinness World Record officials he wanted to travel.
“I want to visit foreign countries and meet people from around the world,” Mr Dangi said in February.
After arriving in Australia he told radio station Nova FM that Sydney was a “very nice village”.
The 54.6cm man finished a week of sight-seeing by climbing the 250-metre-tall Sydney Tower Eye, the city’s tallest viewing point.
He said through an interpreter the tower was nice to visit.
“I could see lots of tall buildings and cars,” Mr Dangi said.
“I could even see the ocean.
“It was so tall and a bit scary.”
During his visit, Mr Dangi also visited Taronga Zoo, met koalas and possums at the Wild Life adventure zoo and was made a member of NRL team South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Mr Dangi is travelling with his nephew Dolakh Dangi who helps him get around in a baby capsule.
He is 5.3cm shorter than the previous holder of the world’s shortest man title, Filipino Junrey Balawing. – AAP