Sunday, 13 May 2018

Taiwan: 1600 Pandas and the Presidential Office Building in Taipei

On Friday I got two postcards: one from Taiwan and one from Estonia.

The card from Taiwan shows the 1600 Pandas in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei. The Presidential Office Building was built between 1912 and 1919 as Office of the Japanese Governor-General of Taiwan. Since 1950 it houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China, after Taipei became the nation's capital at the end of the Chinese Civil War. Today the Baroque-style building is a symbol of Taipei.

The 1600 Pandas are part of a WWF campaign which aims at making the people aware that there were only 1600 Giant Pandas left in the wild in 2008. Since 2008 the 1600 paper mache pandas are travelling around the World. By 2016 they were exhibited at around 100 locations in many countries across the globe. 


Stamp:
Berries (from set of four) (issued 12-01-2012)


Thank You very much Chianyu!

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