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Uganda Pavilion

Uganda Pavilion

THEME: The Philosophy and Development of Urbanization in Uganda

PAVILION: The Pavilion makes a nice juxtaposition with three distinct exhibit areas, one portraying a rural village, one the natural wonder of Lake Victoria and the third an urban setting in Kampala.

Uganda Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The first exhibit shows life in the Ruwenzori Mountains and includes displays on the world-famous endangered mountain gorillas. Visitors will get a glimpse at the magnificent scenery of Uganda here. The second exhibit re-creates a portion of the shoreline of Lake Victoria, complete with red-crowned cranes standing amongst the reeds. Finally in the Kampala Street representation, mosques, churches and colorful murals display the co-existence of various faiths and ethnic groups in Uganda. Window displays illustrate a variety of urban projects either currently underway or in the planning process, including public transportation, waste and water management and environmental protection.

CUISINE: A café will serve traditional Ugandan beverages.

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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Gabon Pavilion

Gabon Pavilion

THEME: Interaction Between Urban and Rural

PAVILION: The natural beauty of Gabon is on display at the Pavilion as the 13 natural parks are showcased in the look of the Pavilion, with grass, trees, rivers and waterfalls.

Gabon Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion has two distinct areas; the first is the Rural zone, which is in turn subdivided into a male and female gallery, each one displaying the roles of males and females in Gabon society. This area uses traditional Gabon art and crafts as well as representations of typical rural dwellings to illustrate the improvement in living conditions for the typical citizen of Gabon. A waterfall creates a lovely pond that is surrounded by lush tropical greenery and examples of wildlife typical to Gabon. The Urban zone will use large-screen projections to illustrate the continuing urbanization of Gabon, the advances in environmental protection and the potential for improved tourism and natural resource exploitation. Here, performances of local music and dance will be periodically undertaken.

Gabon Pavilion

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

African Union Pavilion

African Union Pavilion

THEME: The Great Benefits of Clean Energy on Africa’s Urban Management

PAVILION: An impressive entrance presents African script and statuary with a shimmering earth model on the side, showing African status in world affairs and the focus on protecting the world environment. Visitors tour a curved corridor along which the AU presentation will exhibit the development, urbanization, economic rise and cultural heritage of the member nations of the African Union.

African Union Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors enter through a grand entrance in which gigantic primitive figures are displayed, representing the cultural history of tribal Africa. Script on the sculpture welcomes the visitor in the many languages of the globe. The flags of the member nations of the African Union are prominently displayed, as are photo-dioramas portraying the ongoing urbanization of the African continent. In the main gallery, a globe structure sits in the center, illustrating the place of Africa in world affairs, particularly in the fight to protect the global environment. Here, in the Pavilion’s central forum, presentations will be made to exhibit the commitment of the African Union to utilize clean energy in urban development, and illustrate the vitality of Africa and the positive contributions that the harmonious development of the continent make to world peace in the decades since the colonial era. Films displayed on video screens around the central forum reinforce this, as well as show the ongoing effort to protect, restore and maintain the ancient African culture even as the modernization of Africa continues to move forward.

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

SHOPPING: African artwork and crafts are on sale in a small shop outside the entrance.

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

International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) Pavilion

INBAR Pavilion

THEME: Bamboo and Rattan: Human Settlements Environment

PAVILION: Bamboo and rattan is used to make the Pavilion’s exterior, interior and flooring which is eco-friendly. The curve makes the entire design dynamic and energetic.

EXHIBIT: INBAR is dedicated to promoting the sustainable use of bamboo and rattan. Various exhibits of bamboo and rattan, including furniture, musical instruments, containers and ornaments display the importance of such materials in daily life. The exhibition also shows the organization’s global networks and its contributions to education, environmental protection and international cooperation. The exterior wall contains an LED screen on which short films on the mission of INBAR and its progress will present the favorable living environment created by bamboo and rattan, as well as the charms of nature. The video column inside the Pavilion is a showcase for different bamboo structures in the world and the significance of bamboo and rattan in daily life. 

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

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

Note: This Pavilion is located in the International Organizations Joint Pavilion

Maldives Pavilion

Maldives Pavilion

THEME: Maldives, Tomorrow

PAVILION: The distinctive setting and a variety of exhibits unfold the folk culture of the island nation.

Maldives Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The interior of the Pavilion resembles the beautiful beaches of the Maldives. In the past decade, Maldives has grown into a model of tourism and environmental protection with tourism and fishery as the pillars of its urban development. The Pavilion showcases the country’s modern life by describing the country’s efforts in cultural inheritance and environmental protection while developing various industries. The exhibited seafood such as tuna, lobster, shark, skipjack and hawksbill demonstrate the country’s rich fishery resources.

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 Asia Joint Pavilion I

Laos Pavilion

Laos Pavilion

THEME: City of Charm – Luang Prabang, Charming World Heritage Town

PAVILION: The model of Luang Prabang, a famous ancient city of Laos, displays the connection between tradition and the modern society.

EXHIBIT: The exhibition highlights the interrelation between environmental protection and economic prosperity and the importance of sustainable urban development. The unique lamps and lanterns, textiles, handicrafts and traditional dances reflect the local customs of Laos. The centerpiece of the Pavilion, indeed of Lao life, is a Lao temple. There is also a typical Lao home modeled inside the Pavilion as well as a Colonial-style home. Lightboxes on the wall show natural scenery, such as hills, waterfalls and caves, as well as local buildings. A gigantic photomural gives a panoramic view of a Luang Prabang. A small performance stage will periodically present Buddhist monks creating paintings and sculptures, as well as traditional Lao music and dance.

CUISINE: There appears to be a small café located near the exit.

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

Note: This Pavilion is part of the Asia Joint Pavilion III