United Buddy Bears @ Esplanade, Penang

By : Chha

Georgetown welcome the United Buddy Bear into Penang on 31 August 2016. Around 140 of the friendly bears is now standing on the Malaysian island of Penang as a symbol of tolerance and living together in peace until 30 October 2016.

United Buddy Bears promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around 140 Buddy Bears with each 2 m tall represent different countries recognized by the United Nations.

Each Buddy Bear shows the individual design created by different artists on behalf of their native countries. The international artists different styles are joined together in one work of art, spreading zest for life. The diverse design of the Buddy Bears, always typical for the respective countries, enables visitors to experience a journey around the globe. (Source)

The Buddy Bears stand together “hand in hand”, symbolizing the future vision of a peaceful world. Each bear stands for the people of the different countries and their culture. (Source)

The story of the Buddy Bears started with an artistic event in Berlin in 2001. Inspired by the idea of bringing art in the streets of a metropolis like the Cow Parade in Zurich and New York, the initiators of the Buddy Bears, Klaus und Eva Herlitz, decided to start a street art project in Berlin. (Source)

It was quickly agreed that a bear would be the ideal sculpture for the backdrops of the German metropolis. The bear, Berlin’s heraldic animal with a high level of public appeal was envisaged to capture the hearts of Berliners and their guests in various different designs. (Source)

Since the United Buddy Bears is only in Penang for a limited time only, so do visit the United Buddy Bears and spread peace and tolerance of living together in harmony (^.^)v

Availability Period :
31 August 2016 until 30 October 2016

Webpage :

Location :
Esplanade | Padang Kota Lama, Penang

GPS Coordinate :
5.420589, 100.343114

Map :

Posted Date : 7 September 2016
Posted Time : 10.43 am