Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
The Singapore Pavilion at the Expo 2020 is all set to mesmerise the world through its thought-provoking conversations on sustainable and liveable cities of the future themed.
The pavilion interspersed with films that present Singapore through its people, heritage and stories, the Singapore Pavilion welcomed the world as Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors to the world on Friday.
Visitors will go on an experiential journey through the lushly-landscaped spaces that epitomise Singapore’s vision of becoming a City in Nature, which will come alive with a line-up of multimedia exhibits and engaging programmes that people from all walks of life can enjoy.
With an exclusive media preview on Tuesday, Larry Ng, Commissioner-General of the Singapore Pavilion, explains, “The realisation of the Singapore Pavilion is important for Singapore, as it provides us with the platform to connect with people from around the world and engage in important future-shaping conversations. As visitors experience the Pavilion through its welcoming spaces, digital exhibits and programmes, we hope that they will gain new perspectives on how nature and technology can be integrated into our urban spaces, and see the possibilities of how our cities can be designed to be sustainable, liveable and resilient.”
He further mentioned that “Singapore, as a global hub, will continue to remain connected with the world. The Pavilion signals our readiness to lead and participate in conversations, as well as to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between our people, innovators and businesses. We look forward to welcoming the world into our Pavilion, and igniting ideas through greater collaborations between our nations to overcome the global challenges of today.”
Beyond the green architecture of the Pavilion with over 80,000 plant of over thousands of varieties this guiding ethos of sustainable development is also distilled into multimedia showcases.
Led by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority in partnership with many other agencies and industry partners, the Singapore Pavilion opened its doors to the public on Friday.
The Pavilion experience will also be made accessible to Singaporeans and international audiences virtually and allow those who are unable to travel to participate in selected festivities through a curated experience accessible throughout the Expo duration.
Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, has visited the Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to have a closer look at the latest technologies in environmental sustainability and the integration of nature, architecture and technology,
The exceptional “World Government Summit- Expo 2020” will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.
Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute Dhs122.6 billion of gross value added (GVA), to the UAE’s economy from 2013 to 2031, according to the EY report, ‘The economic impact of Expo 2020 Dubai.’
Akira Yamada, a self-taught Japanese artist, has been given a unique task to create a series of paintings based on his own technique ‘crystal tablet’ which will then be displayed at Expo 2020. Yamada said this was an honour for him and an opportunity to spread the energy of happiness all around the world.
First accident occurred last Friday on Emirates Road over the Dubai Club Bridge Sharjah-bound when a lorry driver suddenly swerved off the lane and lost control.
We will continue launching new initiatives that apply modern farming techniques to accelerate self-sufficiency in fresh food produce and support sustainability, which is a top priority for us," said Sheikh Hamdan.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Tuesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.