Despite inhospitable weather, the United Buddy Bears were welcomed in Georgetown amid applause on August 28 2016.
149 of the friendly bears will be standing on the Malaysian island of Penang as a symbol of tolerance and living together in peace until October 31. Thus, the 2 m tall statues add another attraction to Penang's Capital Georgetown, which was constituted UNESCO World Heritag in 2008.
The Penang State Government is the patron of the United Buddy Bears exhibition.
You can read the speech held at the opening ceremony here: www.cm.penang.gov.my
The exhibition owes its origin and the possibility to be visited all over the world completely free of charge to the committed work of many institutions, organisations, administrative bodies, companies and individuals.
For supporting the 30th exhibition of the United Buddy Bears in Penang we want to thank: