Anyone looking for a place to chill along the Qawra promenade recently may have encountered some very colourful benches, cleverly masquerading as flags.
A number of ‘flag-benches’ have been installed along the popular promenade just in time for summer, celebrating some of the coolest countries that love to visit Malta.
Benches adorned in the colours of the Union Jack and the French tricolore, as well as the German, Danish and Italian flags, have all been installed so far. And that’s not all – the flags of other awesome countries like Scotland, Australia, Canada, Spain, Ireland and even England are set to become a part of the Qawra seafront.
And of course, Malta’s there too.
The flag-benches are part of an ‘upkeeping’ program in certain touristic zones, aiming to make Malta prettier
“During our routine maintenance works in the San Pawl area including Qawra and Buġibba, we received ample tourist suggestions from different nations around the world,” a spokesperson from the Ministry for Tourism told Lovin Malta.
“This led to the idea of dedicating a small project to worldwide tourists visiting our island by painting a number of benches in the Belvedere at Triq il-Luzzu, Qawra. The existing benches on this Belvedere were transferred to the FTZD workshop and FTZD workers managed to restore and re-paint these benches in five different national flags being: Malta, Italy, Germany, UK and Denmark.”
“This is only a small portion of the project currently underway by FTZD to rejuvenate this zone and give a fresh, new look in the locality. The project is planned to be finalised in the coming days,” they continued.