With the theme ‘Initiating the Culture of Creative Conservation’, 1600 paper mache pandas in various sizes and poses arrived in Malaysia and visited 15 iconic landmarks in the country, from December 21 of last year.
Landmarks visited since the beginning of the tour included Dataran Merdeka, Putrajaya, Batu Caves, Taiping Lake, Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan and the National Monument in Kuala Lumpur.
The pandas, the creation of French artist Paulo Grangeon, in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature, made an appearance in France in 2008 and have travelled around the world since then, appearing in more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, and the third time in the Asian region.
This world tour of pandas made using recycled paper and numbering 1600 as a symbolic representation of the amount of pandas left in the wild, aims to promote the message of panda conservation and sustainable development.
These photos of the panda were taken at the on-going exhibition at Publika – Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, which will end on Jan 25, 10pm.
In Malaysia, funds raised through the sale of panda merchandise and adoption of the pandas will be channelled to support the conservation efforts of WWF Malaysia.
For further information, check out the Facebook page of 1600 Pandas MY.
Event: ‘The 1600 Pandas World Tour in Malaysia’ Exhibition
Venue: Publika – Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Date: 13th – 25th Jan, 2015
Time: 10am to 10pm
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