This Buffalo Statue Is Going Viral For Looking Like It's Seen Things It Shouldn't Have
A buffalo statue in a small town in Sarawak has gone viral online for its extremely unusual facial expression
A Facebook user shared the statue's photo in public Facebook group 'ASEAN World 24 - Southeast Asia Network' on Friday, 3 March.
"[This is] the viral kerbau (buffalo) landmark statue in the town of Serian, Sarawak, in Malaysia. Netizens from all over the state are now questioning why they built it like that," they said.
The post has since been shared over 1,200 times.
The Facebook post prompted netizens to question the buffalo's terrified look, especially with its eyes and mouth hanging wide open
Nonetheless, local authorities are happy that that the old statue has been attracting a lot of attention
According to The Borneo Post, Bukit Semuja assemblyperson John Ilus was pleased that Serian is now known amongst netizens nationwide, especially since the statue was also recently repainted.
Serian District Council chairperson Lim Hock Meng also told the local daily that he was pleasantly surprised the statue has been attracting attention since its been in the town for many years.
They both welcomed people from all over to visit the town and to take photos with their peculiar icon. The animal's interesting expression, however, was not explained.
The local daily also reported that there was indeed a tiger statue located next to it at Taman Komuniti Serian
However, the tiger statue with its big smiling face was removed a few years ago after it was damaged and some refurbishment work was done at the public park.