Relocated Taiwan Pavilion readies to open in Hsinchu
The China Post news staffThe China Post news staff--The Hsinchu City Government is moving closer to completing reconstruction work on the Taiwan Pavilion, which received millions of visitors at the Shanghai World Expo.
September 10, 2012, 12:09 am TWN
Municipal government officials have appointed well-known singer Wei Li-an (also known as William Wei) as one of the ambassadors of the city's new landmark.
The government has not yet made a formal announcement on the exact opening date of the relocated pavilion, but they stressed that “it's drawing closer.”
The city held a special ceremony to introduce Wei as the spokesman for the project. Wei, who has won a Golden Melody Award as best new artist and received nominations for many other awards, debuted a new song he wrote for the Taiwan Pavilion at the event.
Chang Yi-jun, a native Hsinchu resident and the only Taiwanese performing member of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, gave a performance of his dancing skills at the ceremony.
Hsinchu City beat out other bidders to purchase the Taiwan Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, with a plan to reconstruct the popular pavilion as a new landmark in the city to help attract more tourists and elevate the global status of the city.