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What Do You Know About Indonesia Pavilion In Shanghai’s Expo World 2010?

Indonesia attended the expo world in Shanghai, China. Every nation got each pavilion so did Indonesia. Indonesia’s theme at this expo was called biodiversity city. Bamboo waterfall marked Indonesia Pavilion. The pavilion was designed on 4000 square meters area and located within zone B of the expo site.

The exterior of the Indonesia Pavilion is covered with greenish bamboo sticks and some bamboo grows out of the pavilion ceiling. With a special fiber that is strong and breathes well, bamboo has long been favored as a construction material. The use of bamboo for the Indonesia Pavilion symbolizes the synergy between the traditional and contemporary lifestyle of Indonesia.

Indonesia Pavilion included four sections :

1. Waterfall

A 600-meter passageway runs through the whole pavilion. A high waterfall will be created in the middle of the building, creating a unique view in the pavilion. Water falls in different forms, and the small drops fall like countless dazzling pearls. Visitors’ view of the waterfall will change as they go upwards along the passageway.

2. Traditional Food

The Indonesian restaurant is undoubtedly a world of pleasure for the culinary adventurer. At the restaurant, one can try traditional Indonesian food, including Satay and Nasi Kuning, while enjoying Indonesian singing and dancing.

3.  Sweet Music

The audio exhibition area on the pavilion’s second floor displays seven musical instruments, including the guitar, Chinese Erhu and traditional Indonesian percussion instruments. Professional bands will also perform there. Visitors will have the opportunity to play the exhibited musical instruments to create their own music.

4.  Sculpture of Zheng He

Zheng He, the Chinese explorer who made seven voyages to the Western Ocean, initiated the bilateral diplomatic relationship between China and Indonesia. To commemorate this history, the pavilion recreates the scene of “The Great Voyages of Zheng He” by erecting a three-meter sculpture of Zheng He and a traditional Indonesian ship on the second floor of the pavilion.

And at 1st June, 1 million visitors had visited Indonesia Pavilion. Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu had a target that Indonesia Pavilion will be visited by 6 million visitors at expo world this year. And travelpod mentioned that Indonesia had great pavilion at Shanghai’s expo world 2010.

Here‘s the video about Indonesia Pavilion in Shanghai’s expo world, China.

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8 Responses to “What Do You Know About Indonesia Pavilion In Shanghai’s Expo World 2010?”

  1. Akhyari says:

    i am seriously amazed by this design. When other participants focusing more on shape and size, this design is simple, yet captivating. I cant desctribe it though

  2. saifulmuhajir says:

    I wish I were there.. That’s awesome! Definitely..
    That is a very great work.

  3. Iqbal says:

    GREAT! It’s nice to see that something is done seriously (and beautifully) to promote our beloved motherland :)

  4. Fauzi Js says:

    O my goodness..
    I am seriously proud!
    After reading this news, I started googling about the Indonesian pavilion, and many people write about it very positively! Some even say the Indonesian pavilion is the best there in Shanghai.
    Thanks GNFI for sharing this great news :-)

  5. siska says:


    Last July we (El-Shaddai Choir University of North Sumatra), along with seven other teams at the invite to the Shanghai World Expo to fill one of the show there, maybe the cooperation of Shanghai World Expo and the 6th World Choir Games, Shaoxing. At that moment I could only see the Indonesian pavilion from outside. unfortunately we did not have time to visit the Indonesian pavilion. Wolrd Expo Hopefully through this, the more able to promote our country Indonesia.

  6. sri djoko says:

    Semula saya minder waktu akan masuk paviliun. Namun ketika masuk ternyata amazing, jauh dari perkiraan saya. Dan apalagi masih lebih baik dari tetangga ASEAN seperti Malaysia.

    Meniru pav China yg dg jelas menampilkan VISI negaranya, Indonesia perlu pula berani menampilkan VISI INDONESIA ke depan , misalnya mau seperti apa Indonesia 2030.

    Untuk tampilan pada event yad, boleh ditampilkan bentuk bangunan yang dari jauh saja sudah mencerminkan INDONESIA, mis bangunan Toraja,atau Bali, atau Sumbar atau yang lain.

    Sukses dan maju Indonesia

  7. ashila says:

    I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Shanghai Expo this year, and i must say, the Indonesian pavillion was really something.

    the overall concept was well thought and tactical;
    1. Installments of bamboos all over in and out fits history recalling China as “Negeri Tirai Bambu”/”The Bamboo Curtain” and “The Bamboo Kingdom”,

    2. The Great Voyages of Zheng He, or Laksamana Cheng Ho as Indonesians refer to, showed how China knots its history tight with Indonesia,

    3. The enoumous panorama of Borobudur Temple, portraying Buddhist culture, a religion well recognised through out China,

    4 The Jalur Sutra/Silk Road presentation, showing ties between China-Indonesia’s trade,

    5. Promotion of the overwhelming number of natural resources Indonesians own and its diverse traditional culture that would surely attract people from developed countries, seeing a close to nature experience,

    and many more, served as a very effective gimmick to attract chinese and international tourists alike to come and plan an unforgettable journey to Indonesia.

    its refreshing to see Indonesia being well promoted OUTSIDE the Balinese sphere, its about time that the international community get a good view about Indonesia as a whole country, not an INDONESIAN ISLAND situated in the COUNTRY OF BALI.

    a big salute to the Indonesian team!


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