Philippines - Expo Vancouver 1986

Philippines at the Exhibition Expo Vancouver 1986
© Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD

The Philippine archipelago, nicknamed the "Pearl of the Orient", comprises more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines has created means of transport that are adopted to its needs and play an important role in the development of the country and its people.

From the outside, the Philippine pavilion looks like an exotic island. Inside, the lush tropical vegetation serves as a backdrop for a striking display of old boats, a flat-bottomed cargo ship called a casco, a warship called a caracoa, and a large fighting ship called a verey. These traditional elements are complemented by cutting-edge décor and architectural ensembles that reflect the modern Philippines.

The pavilion has a shop selling Filipino products and a snack bar serving a few specialties. You can also see craftsmen at work.

Barrio fiesta, musical revues and lantern parades, Mardi Gras ("Ati-Atihan") parade and concerts by an all-bamboo band are on the programme. Finally, there is an attractive exhibition of jeepneys, bicycle taxis and other local vehicles.

©Official Guide - Expo'86