From 21 December 2014 to 25 January 2015, Malaysia is going to be invaded by 1,600 black and white adorable creatures! It’s going to be panda-monium!
With the noble theme of “Initiating the Culture of Creative Conservation”, these 1,600 pandas will be visiting more than fifteen iconic landmarks across Malaysia for the “1,600 Pandas Malaysia Tour”, Venuzbuzz reports.
The tour first started in 2008, a collaboration between WWF and French artist Paulo Grangeon who created 1,600 papier mache pandas along with a special version of white mascot panda papier mache that will be representing the Malaysian culture in honour of their Malaysian tour.
|French artist and sculptor, Paulo Grangeon. (Photo Source: venusbuzz.com)|
With more than 30 years of experience, Grangeon used recycle paper to create 1,600 pandas in all sorts of poses, emotions and sizes, as a symbolic representation of the amount of pandas left in the wild.
Malaysia will be the third stop for the 1,600 pandas after Taiwan and Hong Kong in the Asian region.
Brought to us by Faster Advertising together with consulting curator AllRightsReserved, this tour will be held for the first and only time in Malaysia.
|From L-R, Executive Director Melvin Ong, Organizing Chairman Datuk Eddie Chai, Hk Managing Partner Datuk K.T Lim, General Manager Marketing Yeap Chong Wei. (Photo Source: hype.my)|
The funds raised from the tour will be used to support WWF-Malaysia’s conservation efforts.