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Sierra Leone Pavilion

Sierra Leone Pavilion

THEME: Growth and More Urban Growth

PAVILION: The Pavilion will take on the appearance of a bucolic village in the Sierra Leone bush. This marks the first appearance of Sierra Leone at a World Expo since 1970.

Sierra Leone Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The dominant color of the Pavilion is orange. Images of seaside resorts, unspoiled beaches, traditional villages and natural resources, as well as the mineral resources that will be crucial in Sierra Leone’s ongoing development of a modern infrastructure are displayed throughout the Pavilion. Typical ethnic accents and design give the visitor a sense of the culture and traditions of Sierra Leone. The African ambience is heightened by small huts, handmade carpets and stone artwork. Folk handicrafts and traditional costumes invite visitors to experience the lifestyle in Sierra Leone. Pop music from the region will introduce visitors to the irresistible rhythms of the music of the region which has in turn influenced pop music around the globe. A display shows the ongoing urban development of Sierra Leone, the vitality of the natural port and capital city and gives the visitor an idea of how rapid the growth has been 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 Africa Joint Pavilion.

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Kenya Pavilion

 Kenya Pavilion

THEME: Cities of Discoveries and Harmony

PAVILION: The varied environments of Kenya are the inspiration for the Pavilion’s architecture. It is divided into four distinct sections, each with their own unique architecture and attraction.

EXHIBIT: Visitors will enter into Manyatta, the Village display of Kenya. This section of the Pavilion has the open feel of a typical Kenyan village and will be the most eye-catching portion of the Pavilion. Theatrical presentations and cultural events will take place regularly in this section of the Pavilion, giving visitors an insight into the vibrant and inspiring lifestyle in a Kenyan village. These performances will focus in (although not exclusively) on the Massai tribe that is the most populous of the ethnic groups in Kenya. The second area, The National Parks of Kenya, will display photos of the justifiably world-famous national parks of Kenya in a secluded stand of trees. This will serve to give the visitors an introduction to the varied and exotic wildlife that live in the National Parks. The New City of Nairobi is connected to the National Parks area and shows the typical architecture of Kenya’s capital, and illustrates how the urban and the natural balance and harmonize with one another. Finally, the Old City of Lamu will give visitors a chance to visit an older city in Kenya, the coastal port of Lamu, and see the traditional wisdom of Kenya firsthand for themselves.

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

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

Note: This Pavilion is located in the Africa Joint Pavilion.

Eritrea Pavilion

Eritrea Pavilion

THEME: The Philosophy and Development of Urbanization in Eritrea

PAVILION: The Pavilion utilizes traditional Eritrean dwellings along with the bright colors that are endemic to African artwork to create a Pavilion that joins the modern to the traditional in an organic way.

Eritrea Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into two exhibit areas. The first is Better Life in the Asmara Region, which will showcase life in the capital city of Eritrea and its satellite urban areas. Infrastructure and social services will be highlighted as well as the rich cultural heritage going back to Byzantine and Islamic periods. The second gallery, Harmony of Nature and Humanity, will display the lush natural landscapes of Eritrea, concentrating on the large coastline area but also on its rich highland interior. This display will also highlight the imperatives for ecological reform and cultural preservation, with the restoration of an internal railroad line and recent archaeological findings chief among ongoing projects. Both areas utilize slide shows, video displays, physical displays and posters in their exhibits.

Eritrea Pavilion

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

SHOPPING: A bazaar outside the Pavilion entrance sells handicrafts such as wooden carvings, headdresses and bracelets for reasonable prices. Also, you can have your hair braided in traditional Eritrean style in the bazaar.

Note: This Pavilion is located in the Africa Joint Pavilion.