Malaysia Pavilion Shanghai World Expo 2010

Malaysia Pavilion Shanghai World Expo 2010

Malaysia Pavilion Photo
Malaysia Pavilion (photo credit to FotoSet.Blogspot)

Malaysia Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 shows the world a unique Minangkabau styled roof design with a myriad of colours showcasing the Malaysian Batik design. The building will comprise two streamlined high slopes with a cross on top, the symbol of Malaysian architecture. The facade of the pavilion will be made from a combination of recyclable materials of palm oil and plastic.

 Malaysia Pavilion Picture
 Malaysian Pavilion - Artist Impression

Malaysia Pavilion at night (Photo by archhale2008)

Visitors will encounter world heritages of Penang and Malacca and get access to characteristic Malaysian artworks and their production process. Electronics, rubber and timber products will also be exhibited in the pavilion. The design of the Malaysia Pavilion is derived from the unique architectural style of the Rumah Negeri Sembilan  (Negeri Sembilan house), distinguished by their horn-shaped roofs too.

Malaysia Pavilion launch at World Expo (Pic courtesy of Getty Images)

When I was visiting Shanghai in early April 2010, I did not have the chance to visit this building as it was closed to the public. I guess I may have to figure a way to visit Shanghai again before the end of this expo.

Malaysia Pavilion main entrance with 1Malaysia theme

Highlight 1: Traditional House

Traditional House The corridor and entrance at the ground floor will be based on Mosque design with elevated roof on columns to resemble the traditional long house in Malaysia. The exterior wall will imitate Malaysian textile printing with patterns of butterfly, bloom, flying birds and geometrical drawings. 

Highlight 2: Mini-putt and Petronas Twin Towers

Mini-putt and Petronas Twin Towers Along with palm oil, rubber and other economical plants, the pavilion will also exhibit tourist attractions of beach and golf court, as well as ordinary family lives in Malaysia. Visitors will be able to pitch and putt at an indoor golf area. The sightseeing elevator between two stories will be designed to simulate the famous Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Highlight 3: Central Stage

Central Stage During the Expo, the central stage in the pavilion will host two local dance performances every day to showcase all 47 ethnic groups from the country. 

Highlight 4: Lucky Draws

Lucky Draws The pavilion will hold lucky draws on key days during the Expo, such as Malaysia’s national day, and the anniversary of China-Malaysia Diplomatic Relationship.

Highlight 5: Artworks and Foods

Artworks and Foods Visitors will see characteristic Malaysian artworks and their production process in the pavilion and will have the chance to taste delicious Malaysian foods such as bak kut teh.

Malaysia Pavilion at World Expo 2010 - Artist impression at night

Pavilion Preview

Theme: One Malaysia, City Harmonious Living
Highlights: Traditional Malaysian Hut
National Pavilion Day: September 12
Pavilion Area: Around 3,000 Square Meters
Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Malaysia Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo in 3D

Malaysia Pavilion Video from The Star via YouTube

4 Malaysian artist spray paint and design the roof of the Malaysia Pavilion
Hotels near the Malaysia Pavilion:
Jinjiang Inn (Chinese: 锦江之星旅馆). The hotel is only 1.3 km away from the entrance of the Expo site.
Hotel Address: 208,Pusan Lu, Pudong Xinqu (Pudong New District)
Jinjiang Inn Reservation Hotline 400-820-9999

All pavilions can be viewed until 10.30pm daily from May 1st 2010 at the Shanghai World Expo. Special Pavilion Days are also held for each country and the Malaysia Pavilion Special Day will be on September 12th 2010. 

Getting to the Shanghai World Expo;

Subway - Line No 4, 6, 7 and 8 will serve Expo 2010 directly

Water Buses - Outside the Expo there are seven Water Gates, including Ningguo Road, Northern Bund, Shiliupu, Qichangzhan, Lujiazui, Dongchang Road, Nanpu Station. Within the Expo there are three Water Gates, two in Pudong and one in Puxi, which connects the two sides of the river and provides transportation. 

Malaysia Pavilion Shanghai World Expo 2010 will be there until Oct 31st 2010 so if you have plans to visit Shanghai for this, you have 6 months from now to do so.