Expo 2020 Dubai: ASEAN brings biodiversity to ‘World’s Greatest Show’
DUBAI– The ASEAN brought the region’s unique and rich natural wonders to the global stage at the Expo 2020 Dubai dubbed as the “World’s Greatest Show” as part of the celebrations of the ASEAN Honour Day on the evening of 13 December 2021.
Produced by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) with the support of the European Union through the Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas (BCAMP) Project, the 360-degree video projection titled “Experience ASEAN” featuring the region’s natural treasures premiered at the Al Wasl Plaza of the Expo.
The Al Wasl Plaza, an architectural marvel located at the heart of the Expo, is the world’s largest 360-degree video projection that stands 67.5 metres tall and encloses a space of 724,000 cubic metres.
“Experience ASEAN is the ACB’s contribution to the ASEAN Honour Day celebrations on the global stage of Expo 2020 Dubai. Through the 360° video mapping projected on the impressive Al Wasl dome, the world gets to appreciate the importance of the ASEAN region’s rich biodiversity and its profound connection to its people, culture, and to the rest of humanity,” ACB Executive Director Theresa Mundita Lim said.
The ASEAN’s pristine ecosystems and unique plants and animals, such as rafflesia, dugong, Philippine eagle, tarsiers, sea turtles, sun bears, and Malayan tigers, were highlighted in the film.
The film was beamed across the screens of the dome twice, and broadcast live on the ACB’s social media page.