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326. Japan Pavilion is a Solar Energy Generating Purple Silkworm Island
2010. 5 Mayby Bridgette Meinhold
(inhabitat.com) >Continuing our coverage of the Shanghai World Expo, we come to the Japan Pavilion, officially nicknamed the ‘Purple Silkworm Island’. Designboom is on the scene in Shanghai and has captured some great images of strange-looking purple bubble.
The lightweight structure is composed of a tubular metal support system covered in a purple membrane with integrated solar cells. In addition to its solar power generationClick here >> more info...
327. Marble's Shanghai showpiece
2010. 5 MayAussie touch: Carolyn Spralja says Cairns Marble was delighted to be involved with the Australian pavilion at Shanghai’s Expo 2010.
by David Sexton
(cairns.com.au) CAIRNS' skills are on show to millions after a local company designed and installed marble fittings at the Australian pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Click here >> more info...
328. Floating Farm Ship Shines at China Shipping Pavilion
2010. 5 MayThe model of the floating farm ship is surrounded by visitors at the China Shipping Pavilion in Shanghai on April 28, 2010. [File Photo: scol.com.cn]
(english.cri.cn) A country's shipbuilding ability represents its power throughout history, but at this year's Shanghai Expo, the China Shipping Pavilion not only exhibits the improvements Click here >> more info...
329. National pavilions compete to stay permanent after Expo
2010. 5 Mayby Chen Chen
(china.org.cn) Only five pavilions can become permanent after the Shanghai 2010 World Expo among the 42 temporary national pavilions, Expo organizers said.
Hong Hao, director of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, said some pavilions featuring design,Click here >> more info...
330. SAIC-GM Pavilion opens
2010. 5 MayOn May 1 when the World Expo 2010 Shanghai started, General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC) officially opened their corporate pavilion to the public, GM said on its website.
by George Gao
(autonews.gasgoo.com) A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the SAIC-GM Pavilion was attended by executives from GM and SAIC, the joint global automobile partner of World Expo 2010 Shanghai. With the theme of "Drive to 2030," the pavilion is introducing GM and SAIC's vision for the future of sustainable mobility. Click here >> more info...
331. World's biggest thermometer serves Expo Park
2010. 5 MayThe 165-meter Expo Thermometer [Xinhua]
(chinadaily.com.cn) A massive thermometer at the Shanghai World Expo Park has been conveying the real-time weather information to visitors day and night.
The 165-meter Expo Thermometer, the highest meteorological signal tower in the world, is located in the Puxi Expo Park along the Huangpu River.
The thermometer-like tower, converted from a chimney in the 110-year-old Shanghai Nanshi Power Plant, displays the current temperature as well as the highest and lowest temperature of the day every hour.
Click here >> more info...
332. Shanghai Expo visitors leave 190 tonnes of garbage per day
2010. 5 Mayby Xinhua
(english.peopledaily.com.cn) Each day during the three-day May Day holiday more than 190 tonnes of garbage on average was collected from the Shanghai World Expo Park, an executive of a garbage collection business said Tuesday.
Yuan Shumin, executive officer of a unit of Shanghai Environmental Industry Co., said the amount was more than expected because organizers had increased food supply Click here >> more info...
333. Swedish innovation on display in Expo pavilion
2010. 4 MayThe inner walls of Swedish Pavilion are decorated with scenes from Sweden's nature and the environment that we all share. [Xu Lin / China.org.cn]
by Xu Lin
(china.org.cn) With an exhibition on environmental protection, energy-saving and harmony between nature and people, innovation has made Sweden Pavilion a big attraction for visitors at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, according to Swedish officials and pavilion designers. Click here >> more info...
334. Chile’s pavilion received 46.000 visitors
2010. 4 MayThe Shanghai Expo in China officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday and Chile is one of more than 200 countries and companies showing their wares during the six-month event.
by Alia Alhafny – Santiago Times
(en.mercopress.com) >Foreign Secretary Alfredo Moreno and former President Michelle Bachelet were present for the official inauguration of Chile’s pavilion, which was lead Click here >> more info...
335. Taiwan-made fiber fabric shines at Shanghai Expo
2010. 4 Mayby Kuo Mei-lan and Frances Huang
(focustaiwan.tw) High-tech luminous fabric produced in Taiwan has been spotlighted at a theme show of the Expo 2010 Shanghai, a representative of the manufacturer said Tuesday.
The fabric is used in the costumes of flying dancers in the show "Windows of City, " a joint production of the Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group Click here >> more info...
336. Latticed French Pavilion Shades a Green-Walled Interior
2010. 4 Mayby Bridgette Meinhold
(inhabitat.com) Drawing on classic French style, Jacques Ferrier Architectures designed the gorgeous French Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo, which welcomes visitors inside a green-walled “Sensual City”. Dezeen recently showcased a set of photos of the recently completed pavilion, which is covered in a concrete trellis-like structure and decorated with manicured French gardens, Click here >> more info...
337. 565,000 Visit Expo Park within First Three Days
2010. 4 MayCrowds of visitors gather in front of the British pavilion despite the hot weather in Shanghai on May 3, 2010. [Photo: chinanews.com]
(english.cri.cn) The total number of visitors to the Shanghai Expo has hit 565,000 after its first three days of operation, China's national media Chinanews.com reports Tuesday. Click here >> more info...
338. Cuba at Shanghai 2010 World Expo
2010. 4 MayThe Cuban pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo opened this Saturday as the fair got underway. This year, the motto of the expo is: “A Better City, a Better Life”.
(periodico26.cu) This year, as Cuba and China celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, the Expo provides yet another opportunity to renew and strengthen political, economic, commercial and cultural ties between the two countries. Click here >> more info...
339. Eco Expo? How to go green at this year's show
2010. 4 MayPut your online shopping addiction to good work here. There's no excuse not to try, you can probably find RMB 20 in your couch cushions.
by Coco Liu
(cnngo.com) In pursuit of a low-carbon World Expo, last week the Shanghai government launched an online platform that allows the public to pay for environmental projects that can offset carbon emissions from the 2010 Expo. Click here >> more info...
340. Beijing Pavilion first to show China charms
2010. 4 MayThe Beijing Pavilion on Tuesday will host the first of China's theme week celebrations, which will see the country's provinces, cities and regions celebrate their heritage during Expo 2010 Shanghai.
(china.org.cn) At Tuesday\'s ceremony, Blessing from Beijing, an 8-meter-long scroll painted by 2,010 foreign and Chinese primary and middle school students, will be presented. Click here >> more info...
341. BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai
2010. 3 Mayby Mike Chino
(inhabitat.com) BIG architects recently completed construction on the Danish Pavilion, a stunning beacon for sustainable transportation at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Conceived as an elegantly sloping circular loop, the structure is topped with a rooftop garden that holds 300 bicycles that give visitors a chance to experience Denmark’s favorite mode of transportation. The pavilion is wrapped with a punctured facade that allows Click here >> more info...
342. Seychelles makes its mark as a tourism
2010. 3 Mayby ETN
(eturbonews.com) President James Michel of the Creole Tropical Islands of the Seychelles has attended the Opening Ceremony of the Shanghai Expo 2010, which was staged alongside the city's Huangpu River and watched by thousands of residents and tourists, as well as millions of people around the world. The opening was attended by Chinese President Hu Jintao together with 20 heads of state, senior Chinese officials, and many foreign dignitaries.
“It was a spectacular and unforgettable Opening Ceremony. Shanghai, the Pearl of the Orient, has surpassed all expectations and has indeed become the pride of all the Chinese people.Click here >> more info...
343. Shanghai’s Expo May Be Economic Winner
2010. 3 MayStephanie Wong, Sophie Leung, Irene Shen. Editors: John Liu, Paul Panckhurst
(businessweek.com) Bloomberg -- Shanghai’s $44 billion World Expo may secure bigger economic benefits for China’s richest city than Beijing reaped from the Olympics two years ago.
The exhibition runs for the next six months, 10 times longer than the games, and is forecast by the organizers to draw 10 times as many visitors. When guests from French President Nicolas Sarkozy to North Korean deputy leader Kim Yong Nam have gone home, the event will leave Shanghai with an additionalClick here >> more info...
344. China still can’t get these big occasions right
2010. 3 Mayby Tim Collard (Tim Collard is a retired British diplomat who spent most of his career in China and Germany. He is an active member of the Labour Party.)
(blogs.telegraph.co.uk) After the Beijing Olympics, this is the next great Chinese spectacular. The whole world has been invited to Shanghai to be amazed at the scale of what modern China has to offer. The fact that China has largely succeeded in steering clear of the worst effects of the global financial crisis, and that credit is still flowing like water there, is likely to make the show even more impressive. Click here >> more info...
345. More Than 433,000 Visitors on First Weekend
2010. 3 Mayby Bloomberg
(businessweek.com) More than 433,000 people visited Shanghai’s $44 billion World Expo on its first weekend, enduring temperatures as high as 86 degrees Fahrenheit as they stood in queues that were as long as three hours for some exhibits.
More than 225,000 visitors streamed into the expo yesterday, 17,900 more than the 207,700 people that toured the 5.3 square- kilometer (3.3 square-mile) park on May 1, the first day the event was open to the public.Click here >> more info...
346. Shanghai shines
2010. 3 MayFireworks illuminate the sky during the opening ceremony of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on Friday. World leaders gathered in Shanghai as the city kicked off the World Expo with a star-studded opening ceremony that ended with skies over the city set ablaze in a massive fireworks show. Photo: AFP
by Sajjadur Rahman
(thedailystar.net) By any chance you step in China, the enthusiasm and festivity everywhere will not spare your eyes. Click here >> more info...
347. Brunei Pavilion A Big Hit At World Expo
2010. 3 Mayby Chua Guan Cheong
(brudirect.com) The Brunei Pavilion welcomed 14,000 guests on the first day of operation at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 on May 1, exceeding the expected number of visitors the pavilion could handle.
Everything went spick and span on day one with none of the chaos that accompanied the trial run when the pavilion handled 10.000 visitors.Click here >> more info...
348. Romania's green apple attracted 10,000 visitors in the first day
2010. 3 May10,000 people visited the Romanian pavilion on Saturday, the opening day. The public was allowed to visit it after the cutting of the red tape, at noon. Visitors were lured by the show on the stage and a restaurant with Romanian food, though the prices were not cheap.
by Anne-Marie Blajan
(english.hotnews.ro) The Japanese used little robots and technology to attract visitors, the Spanish - the power of the Spanish symbols: corridas, tomato fights, Click here >> more info...
349. Shanghai Expo - a message for all
2010. 3 MayExpo 2010, Shanghai's mother of all World's Fairs, officially opened on May 1 with crowds estimated at more than 200,000; even more came on Sunday for a total weekend attendance of 433,000, according to official sources.
by John Parker
(atimes.com) The opening day was blessed by good, though hot, weather, with no "artificial sky clearing" measures required according to Tang Xu of the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau; such artificial methods had been used for the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, according to reports. Click here >> more info...
350. Don't get stuck in portable toilets
2010. 3 MayPhoto: [ geeknerd99's photostream] by Robert Schrader
(shanghaiist.com) So, China Daily has just published ten do's and dont's for Expo. While most of the "do" section seems to be pretty common sense, we can't say the same for the latter. In fact, we literally can't believe this one came at number four:
Visitors often got stuck in the portable toilets during the Expo trail period. This could be caused by the unusual design of the door locks inside, which apparently baffled many people. You may decide to use non-portable toilets.Click here >> more info...
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