Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Meet Big Blue @ Mid Valley Megamall

Last week, I came across one of my colleague's blog Live Your Dream about the baby whale exhibition at East Atrium Midvalley Megamall.

Last Friday after work, I went to Midvalley Megamall to meet my sister. What a coincident, I happened to meet with this baby whale model at East Atrium lobby. The exhibition was organized by Astro together with National Geographic to educate the public about the animal which is on verge of extinction.

Why it is called "Big Blue"? Well, this is because the blue whale is the largest animal on earth! The model displayed is the lifesized rendering of a 2-month-old female blue whale calf and it is nine-feet in length! Imagine that? Just 2 months baby already reached 9-feet! How about the adults?

A full-grown blue whale can measure up to 32.9 meters or weight up to 200 tons and that weight is even heavier than 25 fully-grown Asian elephants!

According to my reading at sun2surf and also Live Your Dream, Chamb's blog the model is made entirely of fibreglass. The calf had been created in detail by a team of professional model makers in Australia with six-month of hardwork.

Kuala Lumpur is the first stop of this baby blue whale Asian tour and the tour will include Hong Kong and Singapore.

Anyway, the exhibition only available in Kuala Lumpur from 3rd - 13th April 2009. Yes, at the time of writing, the calf maybe already swim to Singapore or Hong Kong!

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