Dubai: Singapore will be participating in Expo 2020, the next World Expo, which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from October 2020 to April 2021. The Singapore Pavilion, titled ‘Nature. Nurture. Future’, will pay tribute to Singapore’s journey towards growth, sustainability and resilience.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will lead Singapore’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, coordinating and collaborating with partners from the public and private sectors to realise the Singapore Pavilion.
Themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of key global developments and achievements, offering visitors 173 days of technology, art, science, culture, creativity, food and music. It will provide a platform to address global challenges and foster creativity, innovation and collaboration among its 192 participating countries and millions of visitors. Expo 2020 will also be the first World Expo to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and is expected to attract 25 million visits.
The Singapore Pavilion will occupy a 1,550 square-metre site within the Sustainability District of the 4.38 square-kilometre Expo 2020 site in Dubai South, an easy 30-minute drive from Downtown Dubai and less than an hour’s drive from both the Dubai and Abu Dhabi international airports.
Designed to present a microcosm of the nation’s transformed landscape to visitors, the Singapore Pavilion will highlight how the country continues to strive towards liveability, sustainability and resilience through innovative urban solutions. It will also serve to showcase Singapore’s strengths and expertise with the aim of creating potential business opportunities for the country.
Expo 2020 Dubai will mark Singapore’s fourth presentation at a World Expo, having also participated in 2000, 2005 and 2010. Singapore’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai underlines its close bilateral ties with the UAE. As hubs for our respective regions, Expo 2020 Dubai will facilitate further expansion of Singapore’s network in the Middle East region and will also deepen the engagement between the two countries.
Chief Executive Officer of the URA Lim Eng Hwee said: “The Singapore Pavilion is centred on our country’s guiding ethos of sustainable growth where we can have both economic growth and a high-quality living environment. Through the presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai, we hope to celebrate Singapore’s spirit of ingenuity and creativity by profiling Singapore’s innovative urban solutions, design and capabilities through programmes and activities that will take place throughout the six-month Expo. We invite Singapore businesses and organisations to play a part in realising the Singapore Pavilion and reach out to a global audience in the dynamic MEASA region.”