Mall to pygmy elephants’ aid


Children can enjoy the upcoming school holidays at Sunway Pyramid as it presents “Ele-fun Holiday” where environmental education is mixed with fun and creativity.

Held in conjunction with Earth Hour this month, The Pygmy Elephant Project, from now until March 31, aims to create awareness on the vulnerability of wildlife and highlight the recent deaths of 14 Bornean pygmy elephants in Sabah.

Sunway Shopping Mall marketing director Phang Sau Lian said participating children would be educated through the various green workshops held.

“Just recently, Bornean pygmy elephants lost their lives and this project aims to encourage the public to support wildlife conservation projects,” she added.

International and local artists are also a part of this project that showcase sculptures of pygmy elephants that they painted at the LG1 Main Concourse.

Shoppers can make their donations at the Borneo Conservation Trust booth at the LG1 Main Concourse.

Christine Nalina Das is one of the volunteer artists, and her painting entitled “Comfort” depicts Joe, a young pygmy elephant which lost its mother in the brutal incident.

The painting is up for sale and half of the proceeds will go to the Borneo Conservation Trust.

Besides this, a personalised message can be imprinted onto a limited-edition Hearts eco-friendly bag which can be redeemed by shoppers who spend RM400 in two receipts or by HSBC cardholders who spend RM300.

The green workshops include Leo and Leona Walkabout, Go Green With Leo and Friends, Colour A Pygmy, Pot-a-Plant, Forest Talk and Save Energy Talk on selected dates and times, from now until March 31.

For details, visit www.sunwaypyramid.com or call 03-7494 3000.

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