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Pavilions of Asian countries I

2010-04-19 20:55:04 GMT2010-04-20 04:55:04 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of Asian countries I: Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

Cambodia Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Cultural Life in the City

National Pavilion Day: June 28

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion fully embodies Cambodia's sense of cultural heritage protection with its three historical periods: Angkor Period, Odongk Period and Pnom-Penh Period. These three periods have witnessed the development of Cambodia since its establishment to its modernization today, with rich culture, art, historical relics and abundant natural resources.

Brunei Darussalam Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Now for the Future

National Pavilion Day: May 8

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Visits can enter the pavilion through tropical rainforests, unique natural landscapes in Brunei. Special revolving patterns can be seen everywhere in the pavilion. The upward trend and vertical pattern of this design symbolize the gradual improvement of Bruneian people's lives and their ambition for developing a better economy. They also show that Bruneian people have made unremitting efforts to protect the environment, rich cultural heritages and traditions.

Indonesia Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Indonesia Biodiver City

National Pavilion Day: August 17

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The exterior of the Indonesia Pavilion is covered with greenish bamboo sticks and some bamboo grows out of the pavilion ceiling. With a special fibre that is strong and breathes well, bamboo has long been favored as a construction material. The use of bamboo for the Indonesia Pavilion symbolizes the synergy between the traditional and contemporary lifestyle of Indonesia.

Malaysia Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: One Malaysia, City Harmonious Living

National Pavilion Day: September 12

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The inspiration of the pavilion design comes from the traditional Malaysian hut in the expression of a unique style and national spirit of union. The building will comprise two streamlined high slopes with a cross on top, the symbol of Malaysian architecture. The facade of the pavilion will be made from a combination of recyclable materials of palm oil and plastic.

Philippines Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Performing Cities

National Pavilion Day: June 9

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The surface of the pavilion is made of transparent materials in the shape of diamonds, which swing with the wind and show different visual effects. Outer walls of the pavilion are all decorated with eye-catching collages. Visits can enjoy unique local conditions, customs and art performances inside the pavilion.

Singapore Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Urban Symphony

National Pavilion Day: August 7

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The music-box-like Singapore Pavilion is a two-story structure with an "Urban Symphony" theme. The theme is inspired by the harmony of unique elements in Singapore: progress and sustainability, urbanization and greenery, tradition and modernity and a cosmopolitan mix of residents of different races living peacefully together.

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