What exactly is 1,600 Pandas in Hong Kong? This is an exhibit created by French artist and sculptor Paulo Grangeon upon invitation by the World Wildlife Fund. The exhibit consists of 1,600 paper mache panda bears on a worldwide tour.
The message is one of conservation and for sustainable development that challenge humans and nature. The exhibit has been making the rounds since 2008, featuring over 100 exhibitions in many countries including France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, and now Hong Kong.
Why 1600 Pandas? That is the estimated number of Pandas in the wild still in existence.
The 1600 paper mache pandas come in six different shapes and sizes.
Specially for the Hong Kong exhibition, Mr Grangeon has created four special one-of-a-kind pandas, papa bear, mama bear, and two baby bears which will serve as Hong Kong ambassadors for the most popular family-friendly attractions and will be kicking off the "My Time for Summer Fun!" season.
The Hong Kong exhibition is possible thanks to PMQ, the newly created non-profit project that has been established to support design entrepreneurship and nurture Hong Kong young creative talent pool.
The main exhibition is at the PMQ Headquarters in Central and will take place from June 25 to July 17, 2014. And prior to the exhibition, a series of flash mobs at Hong Kong's top attractions have been planned.
Check them out on the map:
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Clock Tower at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday June 19, 2014 at Victoria Park from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Friday June 20, 2014 the Pandas will be Tram Touring from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, so if you are around Central you will definitely see them. Here's the Ding Ding Tram route map.
Saturday June 21, 2014 at Statue Square, Central from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
June 25 - July 17, 2014 Main Exhibition at PMQ
Other unplanned flash mobs are possible, so keep your eyes open for black and white dots! The pandas paid a visit to Tian Tan the Big Buddha in Lantau Island so they could turn up in other places!
When?: June 25 to July 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Where?: PMQ at 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. See Map above
How Much?: FREE!
More Info: www.pmq.org.hk
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