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160th Anniversary of the First World's Fair

Written By Muhammad Yuliawan on Minggu, Mei 01, 2011 | 5/01/2011


Today is the 1st of May 2011, Google re-appear in accordance with the event which celebrated the 160th Anniversary of the First World's Fair.

World's Fair, World Fair, Universal Exposition, and World Expo (expo short for "exposition"), are names given to various large public exhibitions held in different parts of the world. The first Expo was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom in 1851 under the title "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations". "The Great Exhibition", as it is often called, was an idea of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, and was the first international exhibition of manufactured products. As such, it influenced the development of several aspects of society including art and design education, international trade and relations, and even tourism.

Also, it was the precedent for the many international exhibitions, later called "World's Fairs", which were subsequently held to the present day. In Acapulco, New Spain (Mexico), annual fairs took place for several centuries where countries from Asia exhibited their products brought to the New World by the Spanish Royal Navy Nao de China.

The main attractions at World's Fairs are the national pavilions, created by participating countries. At Expo 2000 Hannover, where countries created their own architecture, the average pavilion investment was around €13 million. Given these costs, governments are sometimes skeptical about participation as benefits are often assumed not to outweigh the costs. Tangible effects are difficult to measure; however, an independent study for the Dutch pavilion at Expo 2000 estimated the pavilion (which cost around €35 million) generated around €350 million of potential revenues for the Dutch economy. It also identified several key success factors for world exposition pavilions in general.

Since the entering into force of the 1928 Convention relating to International Exhibitions, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE; English: International Exhibitions Bureau) has served as an international sanctioning body. BIE-approved fairs are divided into a number of types: universal, international or specialized. They usually last between three weeks and six months.

In the implementation of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China or WESC 2010. Indonesia Pavilion, featured as the third best pavilion, and was awarded the bronze at the world exhibition was to 'Creative Display', category 'Great Pavilion Built Own'. While Saudi Arabia won the gold award and Japan won silver.

The award adds to the success that Indonesia's participation in the WESC 2010, because on the last day of the exhibition, Sunday (31/10), PI managed to reap the number of visitors as many as 59,418 people, bringing the total number of visits during the six-month exhibition to be 8,150,230 people, or 11, 15 percent of total visitors WESC is 73.084.40.

We await the next Indonesian participation in the World's Fair or World Expo 2012 in Yeosu (South Korea).

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4 comments:

  1. Aku mengamankan yang pertama disini

    BalasHapus
  2. Oh... Pelaksanaan tahun ini nggak ada yah?

    BalasHapus
  3. ummhhh, bagus doodle nya :D

    BalasHapus
  4. Google memang sering tapil pada event penting yang belum kita kenal.

    BalasHapus

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