95.5% of the intensification of the public to choose public transport to visit the Expo

Filed under:EXPO Shanghai — posted by HAD on 01/25/2010 @ 11:41 pm

Transport Group has been informed from the World Expo, the Expo will be publicized transportation security plan fully endorsed by various sectors of society, social survey, 95.5% of the people willing to choose intensive public transport to the Expo site to visit World Expo.

It is understood that, in order to allow the community and the public to know the Expo transport security work, and the formation of the whole society to participate in the traffic to protect the good atmosphere of the Expo 2010, January 8 to 18, the Shanghai World Expo will organize a working group adopted the Leading Group for Traffic Expo LONDON, Shanghai Municipal Urban and Rural Construction and Transport Committee of the Expo transportation support portal will be a 10-day program of publicity, and through the news media had widely publicized and detailed interpretation. Publicity period, LONDON conducted a social survey, the findings showed that 95.5% of the public to choose intensive mode of public transport to visit the World Expo, of which 49.25% of the members of the public during the World Expo prefer rail transit to the Park; choice of conventional public transport accounted for 22.38 %; choose the Expo line accounted for 5.97%; choice of a travel chartered accounted for 8.95%; choice of water transport accounted for 8.95%. Choose other forms of transport accounted for 4.47%.

Bon-Garden to carry out fire drills

Filed under:EXPO Shanghai — posted by HAD on @ 11:39 pm
Expo News Network January 26: Yesterday, 15:30 or so, under construction in the Expo theme of the museum reported a sudden out of the fire on the theme museum city life zones (Theater) due to the internal electricity inadvertently give rise to “burn”, the museum the staff have fled. Less than 3 minutes, several fire engines roaring, firemen carrying a stretcher into the emergency … … In fact the museum, which is at the World Expo Shanghai fire department conducted a large-scale fire drill.

Bon-Garden to carry out fire drills


Yesterday, the Shanghai World Expo Theme Pavilion at the fire department to carry out a large-scale fire drill.
Firefighters equipped with portable fire fighting equipment backpack, and can carry about 30 kg of water.

3 minutes 10 fire engines arrived at the scene
Located in Pudong, the theme of the Expo Center west axis is now Asia’s first large-span space for the display architecture. Currently the main stadium has been completed, the ongoing interior decoration. “Exhibit phase flare electrokinetic and more time is focused on the potential of fire.” Shanghai fire fighting and training, Deputy Director of Tang Shu-Jiang introduced the theme of the Expo Hall as a permanent venue construction, complex and novel structure, not only astonishing span, large venue is also built a small complex, built house to house fire fighting and rescue to bring new challenges. The day’s exercise, both venues in order to further familiarize themselves with fire-fighting facilities, structure, and also to test the fire department to start a “1,3,5,10” early warning mechanism.
Accordance with the start of the early warning mechanism, discovered the fire after three minutes the fire engines within the Expo area to be rushed to the scene. The exercise, less than two minutes, stationed in the Expo area in the weeks ferry squadron, a unit the Expo, the Expo with three detachments will be 10 fire engines rushed to the scene. 3 minutes on the theme museum on the 10th out of the northwest side of the entrance, then connected to the two water cannon to put out the fire sprinkler venues.

3 minutes fire engines rushed to the theme of the Expo Hall fire.

At this point, a combat team also quickly spot into a museum, and to fire the city life zones set up positions, water spray to prevent the spread of fire. While stopped at the west side of the stadium is fast rising ladder truck ladder, the use of aerial ladders roof rescue trapped personnel, and facilities for the use of high pressure water jet to the theme of the fight against the fire hall outside. Less than 20 minutes, a fire in a complex site, it was quickly extinguished.
Carry-gun fire 1 minute
“Every time I exercise, and the exhibit are racing against time ah.” Tang Shu-Jiang introduction, the park built more than 150 venues in the fire drills are conducted, each more than an exercise, the officers and men of the venues can be more likely we’re familiar with, but with the Most venues have moved into the exhibit period, so that fewer and fewer opportunities for large-scale exercises, fire departments are losing no time to seek training opportunities to ensure that all officers and soldiers fighting in the structure of each venue, facilities and be aware of.
Tang Shu-Jiang said the military exercise successfully tested the strength of the exposition scene in three minutes the fire system for detecting the large-span structures and the coordinated operations of the fire fighting capability. The next few months, the fire department has organized a similar large-scale exercise will be.
The fire department, at present the World Expo zone “1,3,5,10” early warning system is reaching maturity, the park planned layout of the three fire stations and four fire units have been more than half of the World Expo in place. According to reports, the fire department recently introduced a number of power-storage Backpack portable fire extinguishing equipment, designed to ensure that 1 minute firemen rushed to the scene control the use of fire.
This “carry gun” can be carrying about 30 kg of water from fire service, carried out by a battery-driven spray gun, with strong flexibility, the device is not subject to site constraints, as long as the firemen to reach the place, we can guarantee the water fight to control the initial fire. According to reports, during the World Expo of these equipment will be widely used for inspecting fire fighting teams and scouts in the.

Barcelona presents Gaudi Dragon replica to Expo

Filed under:EXPO Shanghai — posted by HAD on 01/20/2010 @ 7:42 pm

Barcelona, Spain, has presented a special gift to the 2010 World Expo – an exact replica of Antonio Gaudi’s Dragon in celebration of the event.
A farewell ceremony was held in Barcelona late last month, attended by Manuel Romera, the Regional Executive Director of La Caixa, and Wang Shixiong, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Barcelona. It was chaired by Barcelona Mayor Jordi Hereu.
Gaudi Dragon is a symbol representing the city of Barcelona. The replica is 3.28 meters long, 1.65 wide and 1.82 meters high. It weighs 12 tons.
The sculpture will be exhibited at the Spain Pavilion and remain permanently in Shanghai after the Expo.
It was presented because it is the first time that cities will have their own space for display in World Expo and the close relationship between the two cities, Barcelona officials said. Shanghai and Barcelona signed a sister city agreement in 2001.

Barcelona presents Gaudi Dragon replica to Expo

Barcelona presents Gaudi Dragon replica to Expo

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Volunteers to World Expo set to start training

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More than 610,000 people, including 3,001 foreigners, signed up to be volunteers at the 2010 World Expo, an Expo official said Tuesday. A total of 70,943 people have been recruited to work inside the Expo site.
The majority of volunteers are Shanghai people aged between 16 and 35 and with higher education background, Xia Kejia, director of the Volunteer Department of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, told a press conference in Shanghai.
The foreigners are from 109 countries and regions.
Most of the foreign volunteers live in Shanghai and can speak Chinese. The organizer has also recruited some volunteers who served at the 2005 Aichi Expo in Japan and some from Milan in Italy, which will host the 2015 World Expo.
They will start training with the Chinese volunteers on Friday.
Volunteers who work inside the Expo site will be used as information consultants, assistant receptionists, aids for physically challenged people, event coordinators, assistant guides, interpreters, media coordinators and management assistants for volunteers.
Each volunteer will work about seven hours every day and for at least 14 days.
The Expo will have 2,553 volunteers serving visitors in the site on weekdays. The number will double during weekends, holidays and national celebrations, Xia said.

scene of the press conference

scene of the press conference

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Macau films in the round

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A cinema with a 360-degree screen will be a feature of the Macau Pavilion, officials said at an Expo forum in Macau yesterday.
Visitors will take an escalator in the pavilion’s atrium to watch films displayed on the huge screen, said Ieong Pou Yee, director of the Office Preparation of Macau’s Participation in the Expo.
The forum had the theme: “Sustainable Development, Better City” and it was being held by the 2010 World Exposition Executive Committee and the Macau Special Administrative Region government. Similar meetings will be held in Hong Kong and Singapore later this week.

scene of the forum

scene of the forum

EXPO Shanghai

Global wisdom and culture pooled at Expo

Filed under:EXPO Shanghai — posted by HAD on @ 7:00 pm

Leading media in Shanghai including Shanghai Daily will start airing 100 celebrities’ visions of the 2010 World Expo from tomorrow, the 100-day countdown to the grand event.

The project, called “100 celebrities worldwide talking about Expo 2010” is being organized by the Information Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government, the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Jiefang Daily and Wenhui Daily.
One hundred international and domestic figures from various walks of life are invited to share their visions about “Better City, Better Life” and convey their expectations and wishes for the Expo.

Jiefang Daily, Wenhui Daily, Shanghai Daily, the International Shanghai Channel, the Website for the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, the official Website for Expo 2010 and Eastday.com all participated in the drive.
Books collecting all celebrities’ words will also be issued in Chinese and English.

The list includes Singapore’s veteran politician and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan, NBA star Yao Ming and Olympic hurdle champion Liu Xiang.

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Golden Gate Hotel

Filed under:Golden Gate Hotel,Shanghai hotel — posted by HAD on 01/04/2010 @ 11:41 pm

In 1926, the first Chinese-owned life insurance company Hua gregarious Hoju Inc. (established 1911) from the Bund, Nanjing Road West, on the 30th to move into self-built Hua Building (now the Golden Gate Hotel). Shanghai the first Chinese-owned insurance companies to set up the first year of the Qing dynasty (1875) founded by the steamship China Merchants China Merchants Insurance. Guangxu two years, Yan and insurance companies set up. Guangxu four years, the insurance renamed China Merchants economic and insurance companies. Guangxu twelve years, Renhe, economic, and the two companies combined to form the Yan Chai and insurance companies, bear the Merchants their own boats and water transport insurance, the company addresses in Jiangxi Province Road 212. After 20 years without a new company, to the dynasty, thirty-one years to thirty-three years between, there are Xinghua, Hua, Hua Cheng, Hua Tong four insurance companies.

Golden Gate Hotel stands on the former building has been the beach. In 1940, the Golden Gate Hotel opened in the beach dignitaries whom tide, Yang Zhi-known to be called the year of the famous ten-mile high buildings, was the celebrity elite Shu-Yuan Cai Cui place. In 1958, renamed the “Overseas Chinese Hotel,” for overseas travels to the mainland of the elegant homes. In 1992, the restored “Golden Gate Hotel,” was originally called, reproduce the classic style.

Metropole Hotel

Filed under:Metropole Hotel,Shanghai hotel — posted by HAD on @ 11:31 pm

The thirties, tourists from afar has the Bund and the dumping of exotic architectural ambience. In 1930 by the Jewish Association during World War II Shanghai, Changsha, Mr. Wilson built with funds Shanghai Metropole Hotel (formerly the capital of hotels), as a birthday gift for his beloved daughter. Baroque style, with its typical architectural style of semi-circular concave pyramid, in the Bund’s “10000 State Building” in center stage, its to create a “City Life” is popular at that time known as the “Oriental Paris” on the beach.

Metropole Hotel is located in Fuzhou, Jiangxi Road junction, the main entrance at the corner, the door to account for three-bay, in the middle for four-leaf revolving door, the door is located on top of large rain shelter. Building 14 on the ground floor, one floor underground. 8-layer and above the gradual contraction in the formation of a central tower. Facade with vertical lines, mainly to deal with simple. Building ground floor lobby and main desk is located hotels, is located two-story luxury bars and dance halls, three floors above the guest rooms. The community was patronized by celebrities congregate sites, including the Miss Song Meiling, Mr. Mei Lanfang, including celebrities have visited. Mei Lanfang, who also made many paintings Metro restaurants. Mei Lanfang leaving perfect stage for many years, “a beard Ming-chi,” by Mai Hua living, has attracted worldwide admiration. In April 1945, Mei Lanfang hotels in Shanghai, Fuzhou Road, Metro held personal exhibitions in order to “double red bean map” “Tiannvsanhua map” as a bright spot in more than 170 pieces of works were sold out. Re-opened after renovation in 1964 changed its name to Metropole Hotel.

Early years after liberation, where Shanghai Chemical Industry Bureau and other units who have used the building been renovated in 1964, later renamed as the Metropole Hotel, reply hotel business, now restored Metropole Hotel, the old hotel signs.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace