This is part of the world tour *like concert, which started at Berlin 2002.
"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."
Under this motto, the UBB promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around 140 Buddy Bears (each 2 m tall) represent as many countries recognised by the United Nations.
Charity: Buddy Bear activities and aid for children in need have formed an inseparable unit. To date, around €1,800,000 (November 2011) have been raised through donations and auctions in aid of UNICEF and local children’s relief organisations.
Source: UBB website
You can purchase miniature buddy bears, sculptures, coffee mugs, books and posters at here to support this charity drive.
|#1 Malaysia's first ever buddy bear|
The Malaysia Bear specially designed and painted by renowned Malaysian artist Imuda.
Imuda’s design featured elements of the main races, culture, flora and fauna as well as famous landmarks of Malaysia. The Malaysian Buddy Bear will join the other bears on their globe-trotting mission.
|#2 Various 'bears'|
I know they are adorable.
Head down to Pavilion KL to catch a glimpse of Buddy Bears if you haven't do so.