eXPo 2012 YeoSU Korea
the Big-o expo Digital gallery (eDg) Sky tower theme Pavilion Korea Pavilion marine life Pavilion (aquarium) Climate and environment Pavilion
marine Civilization Pavilion/ marine City Pavilion marine industry and technology Pavilion international Pavilion international organizations Pavilion local governments Pavilion Corporate Pavilion expo hall
Waterfront Plaza ocean Plaza energy Park Fisheries experience Zone international Passenger terminal Yeosu mvl hotel expo town
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Great Legacies of Past World Expositions
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the steam engine, telephone, gramophone, automobile, eiffel tower, Ferris wheel, and television… What do they have in common? they introduced new epochs to humankind. they became cultural symbols in different countries while enriching lives of many across the world. And significantly, they all made their debut at World Expositions!
The steam engine was showcased at the Great Exhibition in 1851, recognized as the world’s first international exhibition. The steam engine is considered a ground-breaking invention that revolutionized an economy based on manual labor and triggered the development of transportation.
The telephone initiated a communication revolution that swept across the world. It was showcased at an exhibition held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Edison, often dubbed the greatest inventor in history, exhibited the light bulb, which became the center of attention of investors from across the world, and amazed visitors with the gramophone that played the sound of his own voice.
The automobile was first revealed to the public at the 1885 exposition held in Antwerp, Belgium. Automobiles for general consumers began to be marketed soon after the Expo.
The Eiffel Tower is a steel lattice tower named after the French architect Gustave Eiffel and measures approximately 320 meters in height. The Eiffel Tower served to symbolize the advent of industrial society often represented by steel.
The Ferris wheel, which slowly turned high the sky for 20 minutes with over 2,000 spectators aboard, instantly became the main attraction of the Expo.
Television signaled the start of a new culture brought about by the new media of the 20th century. Surprisingly, the history of television is yet to reach its centennial year.
A frozen mammoth presumed to be 18,000 years old was displayed at the Expo in Aichi to highlight the magnitude of the human impact on the environment, as the excavation of this mammoth itself is the product of global warming.
A Green Expo to Help Our Planet Stay Healthy
Have you ever thought that the roar of the waves may be the sound of the sea groaning? The ecosystems of the sea and the coast are being polluted and destroyed by reckless development and the exploitation of resources. The world must join forces to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and preserve the marine environment before it is too late. The entire site of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is designed to form a model city exhibiting the low-carbon lifestyle of the future. It is a global gathering seeking to preserve the environment and to achieve the co-prosperity of the sea and humankind.
Bringing Expo to Life with just a Click: Ubiquitous Expo
Today’s exposition-goers are not content with simply remaining an onlooker; they are more than willing to become part of the exposition. Korea’s leading information technologies are shifting the paradigm of an exposition. Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is a Ubiquitous Expo that can be accessed and enjoyed online anytime and anywhere. Spectators can take part in the programs through interactive communications enabled by super-high-speed integrated information systems and real-time mobile broadcasting. Join us in bringing Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea to life!
the living ocean and Coast
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is an international exposition centered on the theme of the “ocean” and “coast.” It will contribute to shaping a brighter future for humankind by highlighting the importance of achieving co-prosperity of the sea and people, and providing the vision for building a green economy that keeps the ocean healthy through clean technologies. international exposition Yeosu Korea 2012 (expo 2012 Yeosu Korea) theme The Living ocean and Coast Period May 12 - August 12, 2012 (93 days) venue New Port Area in Yeosu, Korea expected Participants More than 100 countries and 8 million visitors
enjoy the expo with Speed and Comfort even While on the move
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is a ubiquitous Expo that can be viewed, heard, explored, and enjoyed anytime and anywhere via smartphones and the Internet. Book tickets, search for the quickest way to get to the Expo site, and check out tourist attractions near Yeosu, all with our ubiquitous networking service.
A Culturally Stimulating Expo Offering a Series of Inspiring Programs
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The Expo is jam-packed with cultural programs, with 40 performances and events taking place every day for the entire period of 93 days, that is, 3,700 in total! It features large-scale events such as the state-of-the-art Night Multi-media Show taking place at the Big-O, world-class performances, and concerts of popular singers from Korea and around the world. More frequent and smaller-scale events such as street performances and audience participation programs will also be offered. The Expo will promote cultural diversity and enable visitors to enjoy themselves to the fullest against the refreshing backdrop of the sea.
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea Adding Style and Sophistication to Life
the Big-o, the centerpiece of the expo
the night multi-media Show, designed to embroider the night sky with a dazzling display of laser lights, is a blockbuster performance that will wow the thousands of spectators gathered at the site. the Fountain Show will take place on a stage constructed on the sea. It will be shown through the world’s first Living Screen at night, creating an awe-inspiring, dreamlike atmosphere. the Big ocean Show is a performance utilizing the sea, the beach, and ships. It will be staged on a weekly basis, with different performances that reflect the theme of the Expo. the World ocean Performance featuring performances of artists from Korea and beyond will take place on the floating stage and utilize the sea as a platform for cultural activities.
Make your sci-fi dream come true – Sky guest Book – Get real-time information – Smart – Broadcasting
What innovative designs will form part of our everyday life in a few decades? The entire Expo site is an open-air gallery housing artworks of architectural grandeur, and provides a glimpse of a high-tech city of 2050 against the backdrop of the sea! Each and every corner of the Expo site will be filled with attention-grabbing sights and innovative designs. Architectural highlights include the Theme Pavilion, Korea’s first offshore pavilion; the Korea Pavilion, an embodiment of Korea’s vision and future; the International Pavilion, modeled after the seascapes of Dadohae archipelago; and the Sky Tower adorned with a huge harp.
Keep Up with the latest trends, Stay at the Forefront of Design innovation
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea will offer the once-in-a-lifetime chance to appreciate world-class design masterpieces! The Expo site will be brimming with products of originality and imagination that will instantly grab the interest of visitors! Make sure to include Yeosu in your must-see destination list in 2012. Do not miss the chance to see some of the best designs from across the globe and take a look into how our future will unfold.
Visit the hall of ubiquitous electronic art – expo – Digital gallery (eDg)
How to Enjoy Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea
A part of the concrete shoreprotection project for the New Port of Yeosu was turned into an eco-friendly park to stay true to the environmentally conscious nature of the Expo. It is a great venue for families, students, and children to learn about the significance of coastal ecosystems while enjoying the pristine beauty of the sea.
At the Energy Park, visitors can get hands-on experience on the latest technologies using renewable energy sources such as wind, tides and tidal currents. This eco-friendly park provides a place to rest while exploring green technologies.
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The Sky Tower is a monumental piece of art, recycled and redesigned from a pair of abandoned 55-meter cement silos on the Expo site. The harp-shaped exterior is an embodiment of the giant waves of the coastal waters of Yeosu. Moreover, the tower is a fully-functioning pipe organ that will play the tunes related to the sea for the enjoyment of visitors.
The Aquarium consists of three parts: Coastal Life, Marine Life, and the Eco-Terrarium. Representing life in the five major oceans of the world, the Coastal Life zone allows visitors the opportunity to see rare ocean animals, such as white whales, Baikal Seals, and sea dragons. The Marine Life zone can be viewed in all directions, the first of its kind in Korea. The Eco-Terrarium zone recreates the ecological system of the Amazon and houses such rare South American freshwater fish as the pirarucu and piranha.
marine liFe Pavilion (aqUariUm)
Overwhelmed by the many attractions offered by Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea? Here are some tips to guide you. Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea offers a wide range of spectacles and attractions throughout the entire site, making the most out of its location by the sea! You can enjoy beautiful scenery created by the combination of the ocean, land, and coast while taking a stroll near the impressive buildings and structures on the Expo site.
International and domestic passenger ships including cruise vessels from Japan and China dock here.
The Expo Hall consists of a 1,000-seat theater and a 500-seat conference hall, both fully equipped with advanced facilities and technologies. The Expo Hall will be the main venue for National Day events and a variety of performances and events from conferences to plays and musicals.
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May 12 - Aug. 12, 2012