Tuesday, December 23, 2014

1600 Pandas arrived in Malaysia

My Little Angels always ask me to bring them to see Pandas at the Zoo but my schedule was always full. So, when my blogger friend said there was invitation to be the first to welcome the 1600 Pandas, I agreed to it immediately but due to space constraints, I only able to bring my 2 Little Angels, WH and WT to Dataran Merdeka on 21 December 2014 at 10.30 a.m.

The 1600 pandas, along with French artist Paulo Grangeon, the "Father of 1600 Pandas" arrived in Malaysia. Malaysia is the third stop of 1600 Pandas World Tour in the Asian region, after its journey in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Themed "Initiating the Culture of Creative Conservation", the adorable pandas will begin their nationwide journey to more than 15 iconic landmarks in Malaysia from yesterday until 25 January 2015. The 1600 Pandas were welcomed in a spectacular event filled with excitement and great anticipation.
This momentous launch ceremony which marks the beginning of the 1600 Pandas trip across Malaysia, was graced by YB Dato' Mah Siew Khong, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department; Madam Ma Jia, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia and naturally, the "Father of the 1600 Pandas", Paulo Grangeon. Malay, Chinese, Indians and Kadazan dance were performed here to show the multi cultural and multi ethnics that all of us as Malaysians were proud of.
The tour is a creative and artistic instrument in promoting a key message that conservation is a big concern in the world. Tropical rainforests are an asset that requires careful governing and with 60% of Malaysia covered in greenery, this message should be amplified further within the local community. The growing issue of deforestation is a topic of concern amongst many eco-friendly organizations and the Malaysian government has been investing various efforts and resources into addressing this cause. Home  to many endangered species, Malaysia is a country that reflects the need of continuous sustainability of its wildlife and habitat; a note that many people tend to forget amidst the joy and fun these Pandas bring. Pandas also brings love to everyone that gather everyone to work as one.
The message of animal welfare and conservation is one that needs to be constantly communicated to the public, as they believe that the public needs to be informed of the urgency of these issues and work hand-in-hand to maintain a sustainable ecosystem for us and the future generations.

The 1600 Pandas World Tour began in 2008 as a collaboration between WWF and Paulo Grangeon, and has appeared in more then 100 exhibitions around the world including France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Malaysia is the third stop after Hong Kong.

The 1600 Pandas will be making appearance at the following locations and do remember to catch them :-
  1. Dataran Putrajaya
  2. Batu Caves, Selangor
  3. Taiping Lake, Perak
  4. The Stadhuys (Red Square), Melaka
  5. National Monument, Kuala Lumpur
  6. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang
  7. The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan, Perak

The grand finale of the 1600  Pandas World Tour in Malaysia will take place at Publika from 13 -25 January 2015, where the public can take the opportunity to check out the pandas at a closer proximity. It will be the first and only chance for them to take pictures and spend time with the 1600 pandas in Malaysia.

If you would like to adopt one of these pandas, you can adopt each of these pandas for RM150 each online and you can own one of these adorable pandas for yourself ! Registration of interest (ROI) will begin on 12 January 2015. You can get more details on the 1600 Pandas MY official Facebook page :- 
Official Facebook Page :  http://www.facebook.com/1600-Pandas-My
Official Instagram :  http://www.instagram.com/1600pandas

Me and my Little Angels would like to welcomed the 1600 Pandas to Malaysia. From this visit, I told my Little Angels that 1600 Pandas here means that there are only 1600 Pandas still alive in the World. We need to protect them by protecting the environment so that not only Pandas will breed more, we as human will live in a healthy and happy environment. My Little Angels really understand it and pledge to do their part so that more Pandas will be alive in near future...

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