UNITED BUDDY BEARS CHARITY GALA DINNER
KUALA LUMPUR: A charity auction dinner was held at the JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur recently to bid farewell to the United Buddy Bears (UBB).
The bears were on their way to their next destination, New Delhi, India, after having spent three months outside the Pavilion in Jalan Bukit Bintang. They were on their global tour to promote living together in peace and harmony.
The dinner was graced by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, and Tourism Malaysia chairman, Datuk Dr Victor Wee.
At the dinner, limited editions of the smaller versions of the bears were auctioned. Two bears designed by Eva Herlitz, who is also one of the co-founders of UBB, were also auctioned.
The proceeds of the auction will go to Buddy Bear Help, an international children's charity.
Entertaining the guests while they dined were performances by internationally renowned artistes Dan Hill, Jay Scott Berry and and local star Shafinaz.