Monday, January 9, 2012

United Buddy Bears in Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yes it has finally come to Malaysia
"We have to get to know each other better, it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully"






You must be wondering right, what is the Bears standing in front of Pavilion all about? The first thing hit me was, don't tell me KL wanna be like Liverpool where they have Penguins all over the city!

But after reading one descriptions board, I was wronggg....damn! haha
Anyways, all this bears are called the United Buddy Bears.

The Buddy Bears are a series of painted, life-size fibreglass bear sculptures originally developed in Berlin, Germany. The first Buddy Bear was created by the German business people Klaus and Eva Herlitz, in cooperation with the sculptor Roman Strobl in 2001.

The two concepts Buddy Bear and United Buddy Bears stand for two very different types of activity. The Buddy Bears are an urban event, comparable to other events with a great diversity of animal sculptures that bring new life into many city centres. The United Buddy Bears, however, are primarily about their message - a message of peace, international understanding and tolerance among the nations, cultures and religions of this world.

The United Buddy Bears are an international art exhibition with more than 140 two metre tall fibreglass bears. Under the motto: We have to get to know each other better, it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully more than 140 countries acknowledged by the United Nations are represented, promoting tolerance, international understanding and the great concept of different nations and cultures living in peace and harmony.  

The bears stand hand in hand in a peaceful circle.

One important prerequisite for this international unifying project is to choose artists from the individual countries - for the circle to reflect the diversity of the cultures of one world. The observer learns about the culture, the history, the people and the landscape of the individual countries - large or small. Hence the United Buddy Bears circle has become a platform for even the smallest and poorest countries which frequently remain unnoticed. Suddenly, they are equal to larger and often rich nations. 

The bears were on display between June and November 2002, in a circle around the Brandenburg Gate. Around 1.5 million people visited this first exhibition.


Check out all the different United Buddy Bears from all over the world






Albert Einstein has one for himself!


and during my visit there, they decided to do something special for me
To have my very own United Buddy Bear in front of Pavilion! hahaha honoured giler!
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"We have to get to know each other better, it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully"

2 comments:

missyblurkit said...

your own united bear eh? hehehe!

ErikaToh said...

Aww....bears!! I love them! Great post there. :)