I've had just enough time to... hug a Buddy Bear.
Taken when the Buddy Bears visited Kuala Lumpur.
147 Buddy Bears dropped into Kuala Lumpur from 08th December 2011 until the 15th February 2012 bringing a lot of colours and joy and their message of living in peace and harmony. Below is their messge -
The BUDDY BEARS’ MESSAGE:
“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 motor the UNITED BUDDY BEARS promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. About 140 Buddy Bears (each 2 m tall) represent as many countries recognized by the United Nations. Since the first exhibition in Berlin 2002, more than 25 million visitors world-wide have been able to admire the United Buddy Bears.
The Buddy Bears stand together “hand in hand”, symbolizing the future vision of a peaceful world. Each Bear stands for the people of different countries and their culture, yet not for political systems.