Brief Introduction about Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

by Kang, Shinhye (Yeony – Suny Reporter)


[2012 여수세계박람회, Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea]

Have any of you heard of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea before?

I’m here to briefly introduce about ‘Yeosu expo’ as a Yeony- Suny reporters.


1. Overview

Its official title is ‘International Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012’ 

also ‘Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea’ in short.


::: EXPO 2012 YEOSU KOREA :::

VENUE : New port area in Yeosu, Korea

PERIOD : May 12 – August 12, 2012

This exposition will provide chance for international community to understand how the ocean and coast functions & how much they value they have.


2. Theme

 The main theme of Yeosu Expo,

‘The Living Ocean and Coast’ conceptualizes the most desirable future for the ocean whose sound preservation and well-being is essentially linked with the survival of humankind.

Sub-theme : Coastal development and prservation / New resources techonology / Creative maritime activities


3. Goals


4. Emblem

The emblem of Expo 2012 Yeou Korea conveys the essence of the Expo’s identiy.

A simplified abstraction of the organic forms of ecology, oceans and environment are represented in the logo to symbolize

“The Living Ocean and Coast”


 5. Symbol


6. Mascot

The official mascots of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, are personifications of plankton, a primary food source for marine life and a key absorber of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The dark blue color of Yeony symbolizes the deep ocean water and its limitless natural resources, while the bright red color of suny represents the living organisms of the oceans and land; the tentacles signify diverse, reciprocal connections for communication with all the visitors to this global event. Whilst each of their names is derived from “Yeosu,” where Yeo means “beautiful” and Su means “water,” the names Yeony and Suny convey the intention of promoting the host city to the rest of the world.


7. Recommendation

There are many sites to visit in Yeosu with fascinating view.

I’ll recommend you some of them.