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Peru Pavilion

THEME: Food Breeds the City

PAVILION: The exterior of the Pavilion is decorated with bamboo rods which allow the sunshine to pass through the gaps.

EXHIBIT: The main exhibit of the Pavilion concerns the cuisine of Peru and how it has elements of Inca, French, Chinese and Indian cuisines, and how also it has come to influence global cuisine as well. In the center of the Pavilion is a structure within a structure based on the Incan huaca, a flat-topped pyramid.

Inside visitors will experience a 360 degree audiovisual presentation that will introduce them to Peru’s main historic and tourist sites, as well as some lesser known ones that are deserving of recognition on a global stage.

There are also five art installations, each representing a different aspect of Peruvian civilization both ancient and modern. One two-sided, triple-paneled wooden frame depicts the rain forest, with an Amazonian shaman on one side and a closed-eyed woman on the other representing the fragility of nature. There is also a water sculpture representing an ancient Incan irrigation system, as well as an intricate wooden sculpture depicting the Incan worldview. An exhibition room displays artifacts in an environment meant to resemble the inside of a truck, symbolizing the migration of people and products throughout Peru. Finally, inside the Huaca is a small room called Peru Now, where computers show the innovation of modern Peruvian programmers and show a model of a 3D virtual internet being developed in Peru.

CUISINE: The Peruvian Kitchen is the name of the Pavilion restaurant, located against one wall of the Pavilion and separated from the rest of the exhibit by the same bamboo panels visible on the outside of the Pavilion. Included on the menu are shrimp ceviche, pork adobo, skewered beef and chicken, seafood and rice, roast pork, flan and tres leches mousse. The restaurant is staffed by Peruvian chefs who will be staying in China for the duration of the Expo. At the Expo’s conclusion, the restaurant will be moved to a location in Shanghai where it will continue to provide an experience of Peruvian cuisine to the people of Shanghai.

SHOPPING: Outside the huaca there is a marketplace where visitors may purchase clothing made of alpaca fibers and 100% Peruvian cotton as well as jewelry, dolls, toys and Pavilion souvenirs.

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Canada Pavilion

Canada Pavilion

THEME: The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative

PAVILION: The Pavilion is shaped like a giant letter “C” to symbolize Canada. Visitors will enter through the open-air courtyard where frequent performances will be held, then proceed into the main exhibition building. The creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil helped design the Pavilion. The Pavilion outer wall is constructed with Canadian red cedar planks.

Canada Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Entering through the courtyard, visitors will be treated to performances by Cirque du Soleil throughout the day, as well as other Canadian performers. A green wall of evergreen seedlings will act both as a backdrop and as a bio-filter, producing clean air. Visitors will then ascend an open-air ramp past a reception area where friendly Canadian staffers will give them a first-hand experience of Canadian warmth and helpfulness. In the exhibition area, visitors will be dazzled by a 3D building model, on which a film will be presented showing the various aspects of Canadian life, from their rabid ice hockey fandom to their technical innovation to their cultural assimilation.

Canada Pavilion

Directly opposite is a virtual waterfall, the pictures projected on which will change whenever visitors touch the stream. The waterfall will depict future Canadian cities as envisioned by Canadian children.

Canada Pavilion

At the next exhibit, visitors will sit on stationary bikes and pedal their way through a whimsical animated fantasy landscape inspired by actual Canadian innovations and programs. Visitors will then enter a theater with a 180 degree screen on which multiple projectors will screen “Glimpses,” a film illustrating life in the Great White North.   

Canada Pavilion

CUISINE: The Pavilion restaurant is operated by Julie’s Bistro, a well-known eatery in Shanghai.

SHOPPING: There is a gift shop visible from the courtyard which sells Pavilion souvenirs and Canadian goods including Inuit carvings and a selection of Canadian ice wine.

Trinidad and Tobago Pavilion

Trinidad and Tobago Pavilion

THEME: Trinidad & Tobago: We Are Next

PAVILION: The modernistic Pavilion is meant to symbolize the pan, the national musical instrument of Trinidad & Tobago.

EXHIBIT: Utilizing shades of grey, red and white to create a sleek modern look, the Pavilion is set up in a series of curves radiating into partitions, or “pillars.” Each pillar contains an exhibit on one of the island’s growing urban centers, including Port of Spain, Scarborough, San Fernando and Sangre Grande. An information desk at the front of the Pavilion will be staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people from Trinidad and Tobago who will have further information for business opportunities and tourism facilities, in addition to being able to reserve the VIP area for businessmen wishing to invest in Trinidad and Tobago. The central area will house a theater and entertainment area, where films will be screened as well as occasional live performances. In the rear, mannequins will wear gaudy and colorful carnival outfits from Trinidad and Tobago’s splendid carnival. An exhibit on the pan will include a pan player who will perform daily. A 3D model of Port of Spain is also on display here. 

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

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

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion

Suriname Pavilion

Suriname Pavilion

THEME: Suriname is History

PAVILION: The Pavilion is built as a traditional Surinamese home and courtyard.

EXHIBIT: Visitors entering the house will see a video extolling the virtues of travel in Suriname. In the courtyard to the side of the house three totem poles, built by some of Suriname’s most respected folk artists, represent Suriname’s tribal past. On the far wall a photomural and artificial plants create the feel of a Surinamese rain forest. A small wooden footbridge allows visitors to cross over a small creek which flows in the rear of the Pavilion. In it a small traditional Surinamese skiff floats. A traditional tribal hut decorates the back wall, along with a golden statue of El Dorado, representing the Spanish influence in the region. A hammock and a photomural show the beauty of Surinamese beaches. 

CUISINE: A vendor will sell ice cream and cold beverages from a pushcart in the courtyard, as vendors do in Suriname.

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

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Pavilion

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pavilion

THEME: City of Arches

PAVILION: The Pavilion takes on distinctive 18th century Colonial architecture with simulated bricks, archways, and antique lampshades. Artificial plants and strategic photomurals give the impression of being in a tropical island paradise.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pavilion

EXHIBIT: A map of the Caribbean region will show the position of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in relation to the other islands. A large 60” LCD monitor will continuously play a DVD on island tourism, showing the facilities that the island has to offer the tourist, the growing market of eco-tourism and famous locations in the islands to visit. Such places as Trinity Falls, Montreal Hall Gardens and the La Soufriere are highlighted. Mannequins on either side of the hall show traditional local costumes and make exciting photo posing opportunities for visitors. 

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

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

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion

Saint Lucia Pavilion

Saint Lucia Pavilion

THEME:

PAVILION: The distinctive steeple tops of St. Lucian architecture highlights this Pavilion.

Saint Lucia Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Large, vivid pictures of island scenery dominate the Pavilion. Using still photographs and video footage, the island’s cultural heritage and tourism opportunities are highlighted. A reception desk will give visitors a taste of the island’s famous hospitality. Elaborate exhibits will depict life in St. Lucia, while projects of sustainable development in the island’s cities and towns will also be on display. 

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

SHOPPING: There is no specificshopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Comunity Joint Pavilion

Saint Kitt’s and Nevis Pavilion

Saint Kitts and Nevis Pavilion

THEME: Urban Cultural Heritage

PAVILION: The Pavilion captures the laid-back Caribbean architecture of bright colors and Colonial-era buildings with modern displays scattered throughout.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into four sections. In World Cultural Heritage, visitors can learn about Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, one of the best preserved military buildings in the Caribbean region. In the Sugar Train display, visitors will see the narrow-gauge railway used to transport sugar cane from the mountain farms to the coastal ports. Carnival and Capital will show scenes of the local Carnival in the French-style capital of Basseterre. Finally, Leisure Experience will show off the justly famous beaches and tourism opportunities in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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

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

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion