9 Dec – Paddington Bear pays Malaysia a visit! The lovable English bear arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) this morning and immediately started snapping pictures to commemorate the beginning of his journey in the tropical country.
Having done his homework well before starting his trip, Paddington knew taking The Express Rail Link (ERL) would be the fastest way to reach the city centre straight from the airport.
Being the friendly bear that he is, Paddington waved back and happily took pictures with the passengers aboard the KLIA Ekspres train as they spotted him getting onboard.
Exactly 33 minutes later, Paddington has arrived in KL Sentral. He posed for several more memorable snaps before hurrying to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) that would take him to Malaysia's most famous landmark, a must-visit on any travelling bear's list, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Petronas twin towers.
Paddington spotted Harrods Café and settled down for a hearty English breakfast. Of course, he had his breads with some of his favourite marmalade spread generously on them.
His stomach full and his heart content, Paddington took a little tour around the Harrods store, loving the touch of English in an Asian country. He even managed to snap a photo with British High Commissioner H.E. Victoria Treadell and Harrods' General Manager Madam Sofiah.
This is only the beginning of Paddington's road trip, as after this he will be going around to various iconic locations in Malaysia to celebrate the release of "Paddington" this 11 December 2014 in cinemas!
If you would like a chance to meet Paddington, the bear has kindly provided his schedule so you can arrange a 'date' with him. Don't be shy, just go say hi! Follow the link for his schedule:
"Paddington" distributed locally by TGV Pictures, is about a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined, until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
The movie is directed by Paul King and stars Ben Whishaw (Paddington Bear), Nicole Kidman (Millicent), Hugh Bonneville (Mr. Brown), Sally Hawkins (Mrs. Mary Brown) and Julie Walters (Mrs. Bird).