On their journey around the world to promote the message of panda conservation and sustainable development, the 1600 Pandas will be visiting more than 15 iconic landmarks across the country for the ‘1600 Pandas World Tour In Malaysia“. With the theme of ‘Initiating the Culture of Creative Conservation’, the tour will be held for the first and only time in Malaysia from 21 December 2014 to 25 January 2015.
Leaving a massive social media frenzy and strong local participation across the globe, the 1600 pandas will finally arrive on Malaysian soil after more than five years since their first appearance in France. The “1600 Pandas World Tour” which started in 2008 as a collaboration between WWF and acclaimed French artist Paulo Grangeon, has since appeared in more than 100 exhibitions across various countries/regions such as France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Malaysia will be the 1600 Pandas’ third stop after Hong Kong in the Asian region.
Paulo Grangeon, an enthusiastic French sculptor with more than 30 years of experience, created the 1600 paper mache pandas in various poses, emotions and sizes using recycled paper, as a symbolic representation of the amount of pandas left in the wild.
In celebration of the Malaysia leg tour, Paulo Grangeon will also be creating a special version white mascot paper mache panda representing the uniqueness of Malaysian culture to be used for workshops. “1600 Panda World Tour In Malaysia” aims to bring awareness to the locals on the importance of panda conservation and sustainable development, symbolically encouraging Malaysians to be more aware of our natural environment and the need to conserve it.
The 1600 pandas will appear in more than 15 iconic landmarks in Malaysia, where the locals will have a face-to-face experience with the pandas. The details of the stopover will be revealed soon, so stay tuned for more information. “1600 Panda World Tour InMalaysia” is brought to you by Faster Advertising together with consulting curator AllRightsReserved. Funds raised from the “1600 Panda World Tour In Malaysia” will be channeled to support WWF-Malaysia’s conservation efforts.