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Somalia Pavilion

Somalia Pavilion

THEME: Boosaaso: A City with Unlimited Potential

PAVILION: The Pavilion has a distinctly modern tone with blue and white color tones and geometric shapes and curves.

Somalia Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Posters, interactive video displays and slide shows help to display exhibits on the ancient relationships between China and Somalia, Somali culture and traditions, the geographic environment of Somalia and the unique cuisine and food culture of the East African nation. The overall impression is meant to convey Somalia’s commitment to modernization while retaining the wisdom of our ancient culture and maintaining the traditions that help define us as a people. The final display of the Pavilion shows models of camels in a desert setting, an iconic image of the Somali culture.

Somalia 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 was located in the Africa Joint Pavilion.

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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.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Pavilion

ASEAN Pavilion

THEME: One Vision, One Identity, One Community

PAVILION: The design of the Pavilion is inspired by the winding coastline of the region.  

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion provides general information on ASEAN and its member states, displaying photos of the region. Cultural and tourist information is displayed through posters, brochures, billboards, short movies and interactive media, familiarizing visitors with ASEAN, its culture and its traditions.

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 Organization Joint Pavilion.

Kyrgyzstan Pavilion

Kyrgyzstan Pavilion

THEME: Bishkek – the City Open to the World

PAVILION: The Pavilion, resembling a yurt, symbolizes the harmonious coexistence between the nomadic people and nature.

Kyrgyzstan Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Bishkek, though highly industrial, is a livable city with large green areas. Movies, posters, slides, exhibits and cultural activities in the Pavilion introduce the country’s culture, history and customs and the harmonious development of economy, culture and tourism in Bishkek. Unlike most of the Pavilions at Expo, the Kyrgyzstan Pavilion will be circular, giving a less structured feel to the exhibition. At the center is a display of ancient stone figures, representing the antiquities and glorious past of Kyrgyzstan. At the entrance of the Pavilion is a small yurt, displaying for visitors a typical home for nomadic Kyrgyzstanis. At the opposite end of the Pavilion is a display of stone with a working waterfall, depicting the natural beauty of the region. High-definition video screens are spaced around the dome, while video display stations inform and entertain visitors at ground level.

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

SHOPPING: There is a gift shop at the front of the Pavilion near the entrance.

Note: This Pavilion is located in the Asia Joint Pavilion I