December 2011: Treasures of the Sea from around the World to Be Presented in Yeosu!

Treasures of the Sea from around the World to Be Presented in Yeosu!

Marine treasures spanning antiquity and modern times from all over the world will be showcased at Yeosu Expo. The sea treasures include the original manuscript of the journal of Hendrick Hamel, the earliest Western written account of Korea to the West; the Japanese training schooner Kaiomaru; precious coral and pearls from Italy; as well as rare specimens collected by the Spanish marine research vessel Hesperides.

106 participating countries in the Expo have begun to bring in exhibition materials and show equipment after the handover of their respective pavilions at the International Pavilion in November.

Since late October, the Organizing Committee operates two Expo Warehouses one in Gwangyang, the other in Yeosu, along with 53 storage areas in the basement of the International Pavilion. The two Expo Warehouses and the five blocks in the International Pavilion were designated as bonded areas so it is now possible to conduct on-site inspection and customs clearance for exhibition materials and commercial goods. The streamlined customs clearance procedure will save time and trouble for Official Participants.