Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year 2012... at Yeosu !

As everyone knows, the major event for the new year will be the International Expo in Korea, Yeosu in the south of this country.

Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, this is its official name, will be held from May 12 to August 12, 2012 ...

So I wish you all a happy new year 2012, while its share of joy and good news ... I extend my best wishes for 2012 Yeosu Expo, that this event is a success worldwide, for the benefit of coastal and ocean!

Laurent ANTOINE LeMog

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 23, 2011...

As of December 23, 2011, 106 countries, 9 International Organizations and 8 million visitors are expected for the Expo 2012 Yeosu - Korea !

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thailand Experience, 16 - 18 december 2011, CentralPlaza Changwattana

Come and Experience the wonders of Thai FantaSea at Mini Thailand Pavilion Exhibition before being held at International Exposition 2012 Yeosu, Korea 
16-18 Dec. 2011, CentralPlaza Changwattana

Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Preecha Rengsomboonsuk blow off steam after months of flooded situation; holding project "Mini Thailand Pavilion Exhibition," giving Thais to be the first to experience Thailand Pavilion before the actual exhibit in International Exposition 2012 Yeosu, Korea. Expose to deep-under Thai ocean with the new sensation of 360 degree LED screen and the first human-liked Thai mermaid robot. Only from 16 to 18 Dec. 2011 at 5th floor, CentralPlaza Changwattana. Don't miss the chance or you might have to travel all the way to Korea to see it !

For more information:
Naipaporn (May) 083- 989 6783
Juthakarn (Obb) 083-9896819 
Jitsiri (Ae) 0839896769

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Danish pavilion at Expo 2012 Yeosu

The design and concept of the Danish pavilion at EXPO 2012 is based on the winning project “Denmark // Horizon” by COBE Architects.

“Denmark // Horizon” restores the Danish horizon and lets the visitors experience the Danish coastal life, our joy for water and water-related technical capacities. It tells the story about a modern Denmark.

The focal point of the pavilion is a circular “horizon room”, in which the visitors will find themselves encircled by a 360º projection showing a variety of selected movie sequences of the Danish sea and coast. The sensation of the coastline illustrates and brands the Danish values and know-how within the sea and coast related themes in a subtle manner, and use the “horizon” as the narrative framework for the overall concept and the storyline.

The images merge with a shiny floor that simulates a water reflection, mirroring the images and the visitors. The ceiling is constructed as an illuminated sky, which will complete the illusion of standing on the water surrounded by the Danish ocean and coast.

Five themes / five stories / five experiences

Prior to the “horizon”-room, the visitors will enter the exhibition area, where five themes/ stories/ experiences can be explored on individual exhibition walls. In an involving manner, each of these themes/ stories/ experiences will communicate examples of a sustainable Denmark.

The sea is where everything started. And to Denmark, with its 135 meters of coastline per inhabitant, the sea is also a colossal resource. More than a thousand years ago we started traveling, discovering and trading with the entire world. We made the world smaller by expanding the horizon.

Water not only connects countries, cultures and continents. Water is also a resource – from a global perspective a scarce resource. In Denmark, careful planning, a wide horizon and a number of political, technological and infrastructural initiatives have reduced the water consumption significantly.

Another natural resource in Denmark is wind – lots of wind. For the last 25 years Denmark has led the global development of windmill technology. The world’s 8 largest windmill producers all have R&D facilities in Denmark. They are seeking new horizons by constantly searching for new ways of exploiting the wind – one of the most sustainable energy resources.

In Denmark we have succeeded in making the most of the few natural resources, we have had at our disposal. The process of creating has been our survival strategy and has called for originality, innovation and creativity – it has caused us to expand our collective horizon.
Because of its unique position by the water Denmark has developed a sustainable and competitive society. Experiences from a green nation will serve as an introduction to the exhibition theme, as well as a demonstration of Denmark’s horizon broadening positions of strength. By comparing Denmark to the rest of the world – and especially Korea – illustrative info-graphic will present the visitors with information about coastline, population, wind energy, water consumption, amount of shipping etc.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Korea at Paris 1900 World Expo

Let's talk a little history, World Expo history, but especially the history of Korea's participations in the World Expos.
French newspaper, color engraving, pavilion of Korea.

The first participation was in Chicago in 1893, but Korea doesn't have a real pavilion yet. The country products exhibited was gathered in a small booth that was inside the main palace of the Expo.

It wasn't until the second participation of Korea to a World Expo to see a real pavilion, which represents the country.

First project for Expo 1900, Delors de Gléon.

The first pavilion was the one of 1900 World Expo in Paris.
That we will find below is not the one expected. Indeed, it's french specialist of reconstruction , Mr. Delors de Gléon, who had a huge success at the Exhibition of 1889 with its reconstruction of the Street of Cairo. He had imagined a huge and magnificent palace to best represent Korea.

Pavilion of Korea, Expo 1900 - Champ de Mars.
Rapport général Administratif et Technique - Alfred Picard - 1903

Alas, Mr. Delors de Gléon died prior to the completion of this incredible palace, whose construction would be halted. And what had been achieved was destroyed.
It was finally decided, very late, it really had to build a pavilion, but this time would be much smaller and modest.

Interior of Korea pavilion - Paul Gers - En 1900 - Ed. Crété.

This pavilion, inspired by a former royal palace in Seoul, was located at the end of the Champ de Mars, behind the galleries on the side of the gallery of machines of the 1900 Expo.
We will have the opportunity to speak in an article a little longer.

His majesty Ry Hyeng.

Monday, December 12, 2011

U.S. envoy looks to Yeosu Expo

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim (center) poses with Yeosu Expo organizing committee chief Kang Dong-suk (left) and Expo commissioner Lee Joon-hee after signing a U.S. participation contract for the expo in downtown Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap News)

New U.S. Ambassador to Korea Sung Kim said Monday that U.S. participation in the 2012 Yeosu Expo was another important example of its deepening partnership with South Korea. 

“Our relationship is more than a security partnership and encompasses many different areas like trade, people-to-people ties and, excitingly, more and more cooperation on issues of mutual concern,” Kim said.

The ambassador made the remarks during a signing ceremony for the U.S.’ participation contract with Yeosu organizing committee chief Kang Dong-suk at the envoy’s residence in downtown Seoul.

Focusing on the themes of diversity, wonder and solutions, the U.S. Pavilion at the Yeosu Expo aims to reach millions of visitors through a host of technologies and storytelling, U.S. organizers said.

“The pavilion will take relations that are so often diplomatic and trade, and create a one-on-one base, making it human and real. This is our opportunity to speak directly to Koreans,” said Philippe Cousteau, the chief spokesperson for the pavilion.

To elevate the U.S.’ involvement in the expo while highlighting its diverse coasts, the Yeosu organizing committee partnered with Cousteau, who is an explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate.

Through its diversity, the pavilion plans to convey the vibrant nature of U.S. life using the voices of its people from coast to coast. 

He also said the pavilion would showcase unique elements of U.S. culture and private and public initiatives that they hope will inspire personal action and positive change. 

To add a personal touch, 40 college-aged U.S. student ambassadors proficient in Korean will be selected to serve as representatives, engaging directly with visitors and supporting the U.S. pavilion operation, he added.

Cousteau is the grandson of French naval explorer Jacque Cousteau, a filmmaker, scientist, photographer, researcher and inventor of the regulator used in scuba diving.

“With the legacy of my family being such a part of my life, I’m personally grateful to Korea for recognizing the importance of oceans and coast as a life support system of this planet,” Cousteau said.

For more information on the U.S. Pavilion, visit or follow them on Twitter at

Source: Y.Cerralbo

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Expo 2012 Yeosu and tourism...

Yeosu in Korea is not only the site of the International Expo of 2012 in Korea, it's also a tourist destination that is intended.

This little film invites you to discover the riches of Yeosu and the surrounding area ... So why not take advantage of Expo 2012 Yeosu and do some sightseeing?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SNS Supporters in Hong-Kong

They're spreading the good message about the Expo 2012 Yeosu !

Kindness and happyness... eveyrwhere !

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Website for Thailand Pavilion

Go to Thailand...

The Thailand Pavilion for Yeosu Expo 2012 will feature a creative range of exhibits that come together under the theme

"Colors of Diversity: Capacity of Thailand"

Fascinating stories about the Thai seas will be conveyed to the Expo audience through design elements in graceful shapes of foamy surf and Siamese cultural identities. The upcoming world-class exposition, which is to be held in the city of Yeosu, South Korea, will be organized around the theme of The Living Ocean and Coast.

Overall Theme of Exhibits in Thailand Pavilion

1 From oversea to Thailand Overview

Three leading characters from the Thai classical epic Phra Aphai Manee -- Sud Sakhon, the Dragon-horse, and the Mermaid -- will be the pavilion’s genial hosts, taking Expo visitors on journeys through spectacular seascapes showcasing the richness of Thailand’s marine resources, and informing them of the development potential of
Thai seas for tourism, fishing and food supplies. Also to be highlighted are Thailand’s on-going efforts to conserve the seas and coastal ecology, based around the successful initiatives of Their Majesties the King and Queen. The exhibits will delight the international audience with their unique creative expressions and renderings; the unmistakable hallmarks of Thai artistry.

2 Hall1: The Secret of Nak-varinthu-sinsamuth
Experience the rich assets of Thailand’s seas in all their natural beauty and abundance; together with the most desirable coastal destinations. Visitors will enjoy Thailand’s captivating sea views, beaches of white sand and crystal-clear waters, and, for those sportingly inclined, refreshing dives into a magical under-water world to experience dazzling colors and awe-inspiring works of nature.

3 Hall2: Deep Journey to Diversity of the Sea
The last exhibit sums up the topics featured in the pavilion. Sustainability of the sea and how to maintain its natural beauty and bio-diversity amid the tides of global change, are the issues to be featured; together with highlights on measures for harnessing the sea’s potential in the development of tourism, fishing and food security -- initiatives of Their Majesties the King and Queen, Thailand’s role models for work in conserving marine resources and coastal ecology. Stories of the fruitful relations between Thailand and South Korea will be woven into the exhibit’s theme.

Other information in the Thailand Pavilion Website :