Panda-monium hits Malaysia conservation tour
The "1600 Pandas World Tour" kicks off in Malaysia next month.
The art installation, that promotes the message of panda conservation and sustainable development, will visit more than 15 iconic landmarks across the country from 21 December 2014 to 25 January 2015.
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.