Sunday, December 21, 2014

1600 Pandas World Tour in Malaysia

Yesterday morning I wake up early in the morning for a reason. I have a date with #1600PandasMY 

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.

Debuting in Dataran Merdeka, the 1600 Pandas were welcomed in a spectacular event filled with excitement and great anticipation.

 Check out my instagram video for launch ceremony, click on the link. The momentous launch ceremony, which marks the beginning of the 1600 Pandas' trip across Malaysia, was graced by YB Dato' Mah Siew Keong, Minister in The Prime Minister's Department; Madam Ma Jia, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia and French sculptor artist and creator of the 1600 Pandas - Paulo Grangeon.

For more instagam video, click on 

The tour is a creative artistic instrument in promoting a key message that conservation is a big concern in the world. This event also promote the message of environmental conservation. 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 message of animal welfare and conservation is one that needs to be constantly communicated to the public, as we all need to work hand in hand to maintain a sustainable ecosystem. 

The 1600 Pandas World Tour which started in 2008 as a collaboration between WWF and Paulo Grangeon, has since appeared in more than 100 exhibitions across various countries such as France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Malaysia will be the 1600 Pandas' third stop after the Hong Kong in the Asia region.

Mark down this list of stopovers the 1600 Pandas will be making their appearance at :
  • Dataran Putrajaya
  • Batu Caves, Selangor
  • Taiping Lake, Perak
  • The Stadhuys (Red Square), Melaka
  • National Monument, Kuala Lumpur
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang
  • The Learning Tower of Teluk Intan, Perak

The grand finale of the 1600 Pandas World Tour in Malaysia will take place at Publika from 13 Jan to 25 Jan 2015.

#1600pandas #1600pandasmy

Lovely Jane with her kids, me and Elana. 

Yeah, my face is red, I know.. hehe. 

Thanks Elana for this lovely pic. 
Wow.. look out behind us (me and Elana) the volunteer 1600 of them, each holding a panda! 

These 1600 Pandas will be available for online adoption, where the public can adopt a paper mache pandas at RM150 each, and have one of the adorable pandas for themselves. Registration of interest (ROI) will begin on 12 January 2015. 

More info details and updates, check out link below.


  1. So cute panda... though it's not really sunny, I came back sunburn lor!

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    1. yeah don't forget check their Facebook for the venue of 1600pandas


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