Highlights at the Expo 2015

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Cultural performances, cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, dance lessons and so much more: the Malaysian show program at the EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy, was never short of attractions. No wonder that more than 3 million visitors stopped by at the Malaysian Pavilion, which thanks to its destinctive design was one of the trademarks at the international show. The exhibiton of nations lasted from 1 May to 31 October.
With an area covering over 2,000 m², Malaysia underscored its motto „Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem“ in accordance with the national aim to pursue the economical development of the country based on ecological reason. As a symbol of growth, the seed was selected, the shape of which determined the architecture of the pavilion. The structurally complex form of the “seeds”, as the four buildings of the pavilion were called, also aimed to showcase Malaysia‘s capabilities in terms of design and innovative materials.

Inside the buildings the visitors could learn about different aspects of Malaysia, such as the multi-cultural society, the national transforming process and Malaysia’s rich culture. Many high ranked and prominent Malaysians, such as prime minister Najib, shoe designer Jimmy Choo and actress Michelle Yeoh as well as international stars paid a visit to the Malaysian pavilion. Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton  took the trip to Milano right after his vicotry in Monza, and had a good time at the Malaysian pavilion where he was the special guest of an event organised by Petronas, a major sponsor of Mercedes.

For more information of all activities during the Expo including photo and video footage visit: http://www.malaysiapavilion2015.com.my/en/gallery

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