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Pavilions of Taiwan, HongKong, Macau

2010-04-18 17:01:29 GMT2010-04-19 01:01:29 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of Taiwan, HongKong, Macau

Taiwan Pavilion

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Theme: Mountain, Water, Heart and Lantern

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion design is a transparent cube housing a giant ball in its center. It is mainly made of steel and glass, with the outlines of the island's Mount Morrison and Mount Ali painted on the facade. The main part of the pavilion was built with stone from Jade Mountain and soil from Yin-Ko Town. Taiwan will invite people to fly lanterns for good luck - a traditional island custom - and view its beautiful mountains and lakes at its pavilion. The pavilion showcases the island's scenery, its kind-hearted people and culture with the theme "Mountain, Water, Heart and Lantern."

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Movie about Taiwan's Culture and Scenery

The globe, 12 meters in diameter, houses a theater, where a four-minute movie about Taiwan's culture and scenery will be shown. The globe doubles as a screen to show the island's landscapes.

Highlight 2: Lantern-flying Ceremony

The globe will be suspended over a pool of water, which will reflect the images shown on the globe. Visitors will be invited to take part in a multimedia lantern-flying ceremony on a platform above the pool. If 40 people make a ring on the platform, each of them will trigger a beam that will light the globe.

HongKong Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Hong Kong - the Infinite City

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The three-story metallic structure explores the theme "Hong Kong - the Infinite City," which features Hong Kong's unique connectivity with the mainland and the world in terms of both hardware and software, as well as the city's links to nature, to the past and to the future. The exhibition focuses on the special administrative region's transport network, advanced scientific facilities, financial and trade systems, multinational culture and sustainable high-quality urban life. Highlights include environmental protection, tourism, culture, innovation and the "one country, two systems" principle.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Wetland Park

The third floor of the pavilion will have an indoor wetland park based on the Hong Kong Wetland Park.

Highlight 2: Cultural Extravaganza

Fashion shows, film debuts, visual art exhibitions, a raft of performances and parades - all these feature in Hong Kong plans for the World Expo. There will be 47 cultural performances from the special administrative region during the fair, featuring Cantonese opera, Chinese and western music, multi-media shows and dance. Two visual art exhibitions are also on the agenda. One show will feature the development and innovation of ink art, while the other will highlight the assimilation and transformation of western and Chinese aesthetics in shaping the uniqueness of Hong Kong art.

Macau Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion is covered by a double-layer glass membrane and fluorescent screens. It is 19.99 meters high, symbolizing Macau's return to the Chinese mainland in 1999, and exterior LED lights will change colors to create a splendid show.The design was inspired by rabbit lanterns, which were popular in southern China in ancient times. Kinetic balloons will form the head and tail of the "rabbit." In Chinese mythology In Chinese mythology, the jade rabbit is a guide to Nantianmen, the door leading to a fairyland.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Rabbit

Balloons will serve as the head and tail of the "rabbit" and these can be moved up and down to attract visitors.

Highlight 2: Macau's Culture and Tradition

Visitors will learn about the culture and tradition of Macau via a movie when moving forward on a ramp.

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