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Macau Pavilion


Macau Pavilion

THEME: Jade Rabbit The Imperial Lantern

PAVILION: The Pavilion is covered by a double layered glass membrane and fluorescent screens. It is 19.99 meters tall, symbolizing the return of Macau to the Chinese mainland in 1999. External LED lights will change color to create a spectacular 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 and will move forward, backward, up and down to entice visitors to enter the Pavilion. In Chinese mythology, the jade rabbit is a guide to Nantianmen, a door leading to a fairyland.

EXHIBIT: Visitors will learn about the culture and traditions of Macau via a movie they will view while moving up the ramp into the Pavilion. A cinema with a 360 degree screen will immerse viewers in the magic of Macau. The name of the film is “Return to Motherland: Macau Even Better” and follows a father, his son and a girl from the neighborhood as they seek a magic rabbit lantern during the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Along their journey, visitors will see local landmarks like the Mandarin’s House (a world heritage site), the Macau Science Center and the Macau Tower. They will also meet local personages such as Andre Couto (a famous Formula One driver) and Zheng Guanying (curator of the Mandarin’s House), while experiencing events such as the Macau Grand Prix and the Macau Music and Arts Festival. The film screens along the circular pathway leading visitors through the Pavilion and is displayed by various clever means. At the conclusion of the twenty-minute journey, guests will enter a multimedia zone with interactive and static displays, as well as be greeted by Pavilion ambassador Jack the Robot.

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is no specific shopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

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