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Shanghai Expo: Indonesia wins award at World Expo

  • Er Audy Zandri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 2 2010   /  10:21 am

The end of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China marked a significantly brighter new beginning for Indonesia, which snatched an award at the event and realized tons of other goals.

Considered a must-visit pavilion for millions of visitors, the Indonesian Pavilion recorded a total of 8,150,230 visitors by the final day of the expo on Oct. 31, 2010, almost triple the initial target and overshooting the second estimation by a million.

It was this popularity that prompted Zou Ge, a spatial architect, to travel all the way from Beijing to Shanghai to visit the pavilion on Oct. 30. Captivated by its open concept, he and his spouse, Zhao Na, were surprised by the fact that he was the eight millionth person to visit the bamboo pavilion.

He had heard of all the world famous tourist destinations, including the Island of the Gods and the incomparable natural scenery it has to off...