Invasion of the giant pandas

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1600pandasTwo of the strangest sights for a while come from Hong Kong. To highlight the plight of the giant panda, 1600 papier-mâché pandas from recycled materials to invade Hong Kong.

Conceived by French artist, Paulo Grangeon, the1,600 pandas – the number still alive in the wild – will tour around Hong Kong, meet residents and visitors at a number of Hong Kong’s iconic hot spots, including Avenue of Stars, the Star Ferry and the Shatin Racecourse.

It is also to publicise PMQ. Built after the Second World War on the former site of the city’s first public school, and for many years housed police officers and their families – the Police Married Quarters, the buildings were renovated under a conservation project and transformed into a brace of seven-storey blocks, dubbed Staunton and Hollywood,

This is how I kook too after a long flight!

This is how I look too after a long flight!

which face each other across a central covered piazza, providing a venue for weekly night markets and special events.

This is not the first time Hong Kong is the stage for an international art show. Last year, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman piqued Hong Kong’s interest by floating a giant rubber duck around the harbour. Art Basel opened the same year, and renowned Chinese artist Ju Ming picked Hong Kong as the first stop on his world sculpture tour.

And now the city’s been invaded by 1,600 papier-mâché pandas. All in Cathay Pacific’s economy class!

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