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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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Global Environment Facility (GEF) Pavilion

GEF Pavilion

THEME: Investing in Environmentally Friendly Technologies

PAVILION: The GEF provides grants for projects related to such areas as climate change, biodiversity, international waters and the ozone layer with a view to improving global environment and promoting sustainable development for the recipients. Mainly green in color, the Pavilion is designed simply but delicately.

EXHIBIT: The facility is a high-tech glass and steel structure, illuminated by landscape lamps and decorated by murals from across the world, combining traditional arts and modern technologies. A stream of water runs through a glass cone hung from a wood-and-brass vault and flows into a glass shell, indicating the significant role of rainwater in global ecological balance. Through still images and multi-media, visitors will learn about the contribution the GEF makes in terms of spreading experience and improving environment.

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.

Philippines Pavilion

Philippines Pavilion

THEME: Performing Cities

PAVILION: The surface of the Pavilion is made of transparent material in the shape of diamonds affixed to each other at the top and bottom points but not the right and left points. The material will shift in the wind and are made of a lenticular material that will create additional visual effects. The outer walls of the Pavilion are decorated with eye-catching murals.

Philippines Pavilion Interior

EXHIBIT: In the queue area a map of the Philippines will highlight tourist destinations. Videos will show performances of various local performers. Visitors to the Pavilion will be treated to a variety of different musical performances which include vocals, instrumentals, folk music, rock, rap and a variety of other styles, on one of three permanent stages with fixed, permanent lighting and cleverly concealed speakers. Performances will take place continuously throughout the day.

Philitippines Pavilion Exhib

CUISINE: There is a dining area at the rear of the Pavilion, where Filipino dishes and beverages may be purchased, along with traditional Chinese cuisine.

SHOPPING: Visitors may purchase a hydrotherapy treatment at the Spa. The gift shop at the exit has a good supply of souvenirs and gifts.

Xinjiang Pavilion

Xinjiang Pavilion

THEME: Xinjiang is a Nice Place

PAVILION: With references to Xinjiang architectural elements, the Pavilion’s exterior walls incorporate cultural symbols to achieve a perfect color collocation and form romantic artistic symbols. The curved lines imply the dancing silk and sand dunes.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion, divided into three sections, demonstrates the generosity and cheerfulness of the Xinjiang people. Murals of the people of Xinjiang in various ethnic costumes, the lovely scenery of Xinjiang and ancient paintings from the province cover the walls of the entrance and a grape arbor hangs from the roof. In the first exhibit section, a map of Xinjiang greets the visitor who is then able to watch videos on the province’s justifiably world famous jade, their bountiful farmland and ancient animal husbandry techniques and on their developing industrial aspects. The second gallery contains a multimedia show with dancing, music and video. The third gallery will have an exhibit on the fruits and vegetables grown in the province along with one on the music and traditional musical instruments of the province. As visitors exit the Pavilion, they’ll observe the metamorphosis of an urban environment from an ancient Islamic settlement to a modern 21st century city. Visitors will also have their picture taken which will then be superimposed on a figure in traditional Xinjiang minority dress so they can see what they look like as an ethnic minority (you can also do this in their online Pavilion if you can’t make it to Expo).

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

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