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Old June 7th, 2010, 04:34 AM   #641
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BEIJING, June 6 -- Visitor numbers to the Shanghai World Expo have hit the 10-million mark, with a record daily volume of 516 thousand 8 hundred.

Tourists are lining up at the entrance at 7 in the morning, and passageways have been set to provide guidance. The number of visitors has been growing steadily since the event opened. Organizers say they are ready for the upcoming hot weather and visitor surge.

All service measures have been improved throughout May. Officials are expecting some 70 million tourists from home and abroad through October, surpassing the record 64 million at the Osaka Expo in 1970.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #642
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When I went, it was empty, and there weren't the lineups everyone keeps talking about. The US was around 20 mins, China was like 20 minutes, etc.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #643
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European pavillions are the best, by far.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 06:00 AM   #644
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the mexican one is gorgeous.. so minimal and colorful... love it!
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #645
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It is too crowded there! You would see nothing but swarms of people!
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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #646
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from Indonesian forum, Indonesian Pavillion

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Paviliun Indonesia di Shanghai World Expo 2010











http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pavili...21867587842415
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Old June 27th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #647
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Old June 29th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #648
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6.27 night my trip to expo, ticket: RMB 90 each

Malaysia


Portugal


China


Taiwan and Performing center


India and Saudi Arabia


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view on performijng center
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Old July 4th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #649
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Simply amazing....


Shanghai rocks....
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Old July 21st, 2010, 02:43 AM   #650
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I did not know that the Shanghai World Expo Cultural Centre was an indoor arena. It could be the third indoor arena for Shanghai.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 11:58 AM   #651
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Love the UAE pavilion the most. Followed by Germany, China and USA. The worst were Malaysia and Sri Lanka...
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:43 PM   #652
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anyone can post Cambodia pavillion please, much thanks!
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #653
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Cambodian pavillion
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #654
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My favourite pavilion exterior:
Espana Pavillion
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:23 PM   #655
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Was there from 14-18 July. Incredibly crowded. Parking lot #17, the biggest one, had like 500 tourist buses. Waited 2 hours in queue for China pavilion (even though we had reservation) and 3 hours for Germany pavilion. Such a big event..

People, especially children were crazy about the passport stamps too. I got 34 stamps (though 20 of them were from Chinese provinces)

Does anyone know what the Chinese traditional song they played at the entertainment concert for people standing in queue for the Chinese Pavilion (on July 15) ? Would very much listen to it again.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #656
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How much asbestos China use for bulding the structure of Shanghai Expo ?

Because I have seen a documentary how was speaking about the use of asbesto ( very very dangerous fiber ) in some country like China.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 08:27 AM   #657
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Old August 13th, 2010, 08:34 AM   #658
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Old August 19th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #659
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I have a feeling that the Shanghai Expo will be totally different from other World Expos before. It might be comparable to the Paris World Expo on the late 19th century or the 1939 New York World Expo or probably better.
I don't know why, but I like better the pavilions of Paris World Expo than this extravagant (taky) modern pavilions...

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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #660
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'WATERSHED OF CHINESE ARCHITECTURE'
19 August 2010
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SHANGHAI - The design of the China Pavilion fully satisfied the public expectations and could be viewed as a watershed of architecture in China, according to the pavilion's chief designer.

Calling it one of his best works, He Jingtang, dean of the architecture design institute under the South China University of Technology, said Expo 2010 Shanghai's top attraction successfully combines traditional Chinese cultures and modern styles.

"In the past, we were more inclined to imitating foreign (designs)," He told China Daily in an exclusive interview. "The pavilion reflects the collective wisdom of Chinese architects. We have received positive feedback from the public."

The 69-meter-high China Pavilion, which will remain a permanent fixture after the six-month event draws to a close, is one of the largest and most important buildings showcasing the host country's economic power.

Known as the "Crown of the East", He's design was selected from more than 300 entries from Chinese architects across the world, competing to serve as China's public face at the extravagant fair.

The 1.5-billion-yuan ($220 million) pavilion sports a distinctive square roof made of traditional dougong, or brackets, which dates back more than 2,000 years.

The bracket design embroiled the pavilion in a an accusation of plagiarism after it was labeled a copy of a Japanese pavilion designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando for the 1992 Seville Expo in Spain.

He refuted the accusation, saying he and his team had never seen the Japanese building, which was demolished after the 1992 fair.

Besides, there are major differences in the two pavilions in terms of size, measurements, function and cultural inspiration, the architect insisted.

"Every element used in the China Pavilion has its Chinese origin," He said. "It's an abstract expression of China's 5,000 years of history and the culture of 56 ethnic groups."

People can recognize the Chinese architecture at first glance, He said. "What we architects do is learn from our counterparts on how to draw inspiration from the local culture and blend in our designs."

In that respect, He said, the pavilions of Spain, Italy, Germany, France, UAE and UK are good examples.

Especially impressive is the UK pavilion, formed from 60,000 slender, transparent rods, each of which is 7.5 meters long, encasing one or more seeds at its tip, He said.
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