Panda-mania is set to hit Hong Kong in June! As part of the worldwide tour to create awareness for WWF and the plight of Pandas, French artist Paulo Grangeon crafted 1600 papier-mâché pandas from recycled materials to invade Hong Kong. Displaying the pandas in more than 10 landmarks around Hong Kong, spectators will no doubt become aware of just how endangered these animals are.
The 1600 pandas have visited France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan and have been part of nearly 100 exhibitions.
The pandas will come in six different shapes and sizes, and Grangeon will specially create four more one-of-a-kind papier-maché versions for Hong Kong.
The tour will take over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories with trips to Hong Kong’s tourist spots like the Hong Kong International Airport, the giant Tian Tan Buddha, Tsing Ma Bridge, the Sha Tin Racecourse and the Hong Kong Coliseum before ending at PMQ on Aberdeen Street in Central. Take a photo and post it #butterboomhk when you see them!
By Miss Wong/ Altermodernist
- Date: June 2014
- Latest schedule for catching the pandas in Hong Kong!
Date Time Location June 9 14:00 –16:00 Hong Kong International Airport Tian Tan Buddha June 10 12:00 – 15:00 Ma Wan Mai Po Shatin Racecourse Mong Kok – Sai Yeung Choi Street Tsim Sha Tsui – Avenue of the Stars June 14 13:00 – 16:00 Clock Tower at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza Star Ferry Ocean Park June 19 12:00 – 14:00 Victoria Park June 20 12:00 – 15:00 Tram Touring June 21 08:00 – 10:00 Statue Square June 25 – July 17 PMQ
- Remarks：The above itinerary may be subjected to changes or cancellation
- Please consult the “1600Pandas” Facebook page for more information – https://www.facebook.com/1600Pandas
Photo credit: Courtesy of PMQ