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Monday, June 21, 2010

RT- Snippets of Shanghai World Expo

When my hubby was on a working trip to Shanghai last week, he took the opportunity to visit the Shanghai Expo, so I thought I would share some pictures from his trip.

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As can be seen in this shot, visitors queuing up for tickets to the Expo. The lengthy queues are not only at the expo park gates but also at the pavilion entrances. Despite the crowds, my hubby managed to make his way into a few pavilions but he had to wait a few hours just to gain a foothold inside some of the more popular pavilions such as Saudi Arabia and China. I don't think I have the tendency to wilt under the unbearable heat for such long hours and I would have been completely exhausted if I tried to join in the queue. It is madness.

Pictured here are some of the exterior shots of the national pavilions.
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Even though there are free shuttle bus services available between the Expo zones, you still have to walk on foot to the respective pavilions.


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Say hi to Haibao, the mascot of the Expo and he's literally everywhere in the city.

Stay tuned for more pictures.




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40 comments:

  1. B has been to Shanghai before but me not yet! Those are some awesome pics ur hubby took. Almost as good as your shots sweetie! :)

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  2. Have a lovely week ahead and I hope u enjoyed a nice Father's Day weekend with the kids yest :)

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  3. Wow...your hubby is one damn lucky man to be there LR. :D

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  4. I wish my job requires me to travel to foreign country too sometime. :p

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  5. Huh? They need to have tickets to enter the expo? Wow....have to wait a few hours? :p

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  6. I love the korea one. :D Very colourful...and imaginative. Even the India one is equally beautiful.

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  7. Our Malaysia one....looks very...Malaysian. :p

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  8. I get a headache whenever I see such a big crowd. But thanks to your hubby, I get to see these beautiful pictures of Shanghai Expo. Good job!

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  9. My wife has just come back from Shanghai.

    She started queuing at 4am, and to her surprise, this was not the end of the story.

    She needed to run to the pavilion for another queue again. And she was out-run by so many local people.

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  10. Even if you did not enter, you made some gorgeous pictures from outside.
    Wonderful architecture and brave colors.
    The energy of exited crowds don't make me feel well at all.
    You made a wise choice, and got
    great pixs as well.

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  11. Cool photos from the expo! Great choices for Ruby Tuesday!

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  12. I have ever been to two Expos and they where the Montreal and Vancouver ones. I had so much fun at both. Mind you at Expo 67 I was just a young guy of 8. These pics are fantastic if brings back memories for me

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  13. You have captured the Shanghai Expo nicely. I can still remember the days when we visited last year.. the expo is really huge..

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  14. amazing at all! I wish i was there ^^ those photos are very Genuine everything looks really perfect angles, refreshing, Clear, Sharp & Colorful! what a Wonderful job sis!

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  15. Oh my I couldn't believe this is China. I love that huge sort like bowl but it has trees on top. I wonder what is that. Happy Monday.


    RRT~Red Hollyhock

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  16. so beautiful! I've been to Shanghai the other year and these pavilions were just in the advertisements. I'd like to return to see those.

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  17. we watched the opening ceremony. What a grand occasion.

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  18. Brings back memories of the World's Fair here in 1964 and Expo '67 in Canada. Things are so pretty and colorful. Your husband took great shots!:)

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  19. Wow nice pics. My hubs visited the expo last week and did not take any pics!!

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  20. Great shots. And thanks for sharing.

    I'd love to visit the Expo but I hate crowds so I enjoyed just looking at your photos. :)

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  21. Haibo makes me think of Gumby! What an innovative, fun expo. Thanks for these images.

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  22. Fantastic shots. It has been setup beautifully.

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  23. beautiful colors
    the structures all have such interesting lines

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  24. It's worth the long queue, the pictures are gorgeous ! but if it's me, I would go elsewhere due to the big crowd!

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  25. I've only seen a few pictures of the Expo, but you have a wealth of photos. Your husband must be very patient. I would not be able to stand that long in the heat. Haibo is cute! I bought several Haibo souvenirs on my trip there last year.

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  26. There always are so many people in such huge expo like this.

    My Bangkok Through My Eyes

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  27. wow thanks for sharing! now it looks like I have been there already :)

    u may view mine too here

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  28. shanghai looks amazing ... especially the domed building. i love it.
    My Ruby Redness

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  29. An absolutely amazing post today for us. So wonderful that you shared some of your world!! Beautiful photos.

    Happy Tuesday!!

    My ruby entry is "Skipping Rocks" - a sculpture. Hope you can find time to visit with me today!

    Anni's Entry

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  30. Wonderful collection of photos. I especially like that domed roof with the curlique decorations. Looks like it's made with grass or living material. Whatever it is, it's pretty.

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  31. hi LR!! :) wow i like the korean pavilion..so colorful!

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  32. great shots, i love all the pics ;)

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  33. And the expo represents different countries, too. Fabulous! It must be a huge place. I like the outside photo with the shuttles. Nice background.

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  34. Nice shots - it's as close as I'll get to it!

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  35. I heard it is super crowded at the Expo?

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  36. I see more on your blog then on TV, lol ! and I discovered the Belgian building !

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  37. only here that I see about that expo, thanks for sharing it LR!

    btw, dear can I ask for you mailing add?

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