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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Panda is coming to town..


GIANT PANDA #GUANGZHOU #
Feng Yi, one of two giant pandas on loan (US$20 million for 10 years),"from China, looks out from its cage upon its arrival from China at the MASCargo Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), in Sepang, today. The giant pandas are on loan from China to commemorate 40 years of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China. Image via Najjua Zulkefli/Malaysian InsideR

Chin Chet Mooi, the Malaysian “adopter” of female panda Feng Yi is excited that the she and male panda, Fu Wa, will be soon in the country.(Malaysian-adopter-excited-over-pandas-arrival)
WELCOMING PANDA:TODAY NEWSPAPER (21/05/2014)
THE STAR & UTUSAN MALAYSIA
On June 15, 2012, the Malaysian and Chinese governments clinched a deal for Feng Yi and Fu Wa to be loaned to Malaysia for 10 years to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year.
“We are hopeful that in the 10 years they are here, the pandas will breed and we can welcome another addition to the zoo, and we are confident they will be able to mate.

- See more at: giant-pandas-arrive-in-malaysia-today




How much will it cost Malaysia to lease the two pandas, Fu Wa and Feng Yi, from China for 10 years?
 1) cost of building the exhibition area and the habitat in Zoo Negara for the pandas at RM24.9 million
 2) leasing two pandas for 10 years, the bill for leasing alone may come up to US$20 million(approx RM 70 Million)
(source:POSER OVER PANDA COSTS..)( approximately RM 100 million)
GIANT PANDA #GUANGZHOU #
GIANT PANDA #GUANGZHOU #
GIANT PANDA #GUANGZHOU #

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