Shark Savers Malaysia Road Show for Kids

Posted on May 22, 2012
Written by: Jenny Chin
Tags: Shark Savers Malaysia  I’m FINished with FINS Kampagne 

malaysiaPuppetShow.jpgA puppet show, an animated movie about sharks and a coloring contest are part of a brand new collaboration with Silver Ant animation house aimed at teaching kids about sharks by Shark Savers Malaysia.

The puppet show stars an Oceanic White Tip shark named Julius (from the animated movie Seefood), who appears on stage shouting in pain because a fish hook is stuck to his mouth. He explains that fishermen tried to catch him for shark fin soup, but he would miss his family if he was caught and would die without his fins.

The puppet show is paired with a coloring contest and Silver Ant’s new animated movie Seefoodtravelling throughout Kuala Lumpur for events promoting the film and shark conservation.

Julius was a huge hit with children, who were very receptive to the message to stop eating shark fin soup. Children were shocked and surprised to learn that there are already no more sharks in many parts of the ocean. One very young girl, about 7 years old, shook her head, eyes wide open and whispered “That is terrible…”

singaporegala.jpgSilver Ant reached out to us after seeing our first children’s event at One Utama Shopping Mall, a popular shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. They asked us to join their roadshow promoting the Malaysian-made Seefood movie to educate kids about shark conservation.

Our first event took place in the upscale Pavilion shopping mall in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, with over 300 people including many VIPs, local celebrities, press and media there to hear our message about protecting sharks and saying no to shark fin soup!

Along with these four events in Kuala Lumpur, we were thrilled to reach out to kids with two events in Penang, two in the southern city of Johor Bahru as well as two more children’s events with Voila Publishing throughout Kuala Lumpur.

See more Seefood Gala night photos here.

Watch a video summary of the Seefood event

 

Chronology of events mentioned on this blog:

21 December 2011 – First children event at One Utama Shopping Mall with Voila Pte Ltd. See photos.

1 March 2012 –Gala Night launching of animation movie Seefood – First show with Silver Ant

3 March 2012 – Seefood event at Queensbay Mall, Penang

4 March 2012 – Seefood event at Megamall, Penang

10 March 2012 – Seefood event at Berjaya Times Square & Voila event at Cheras Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur

11 March 2012 – Seefood event at Sunway Pyramid, Kuala Lumpur

16 March 2012 – Seefood event at Tropicana City Mall, Kuala Lumpur

17 March 2012 – Seefood event at City Square mall, Johor Bahru

18 March 2012 – Seefood event at Plaza Pelangi, Johor Bahru

24 March 2012 – Voila event at Ikano Power Centre, Kuala Lumpur