Monday, June 6, 2011

Vanuatu–Shanghai World Expo 2010

Vanuatu has become one of the leading visitor destinations in the South Pacific. Its capacity to host tourists with high quality accommodation, sightseeing and adventures is equal to anywhere in the Pacific and its history, uniqueness and friendliness make it a must-see for anyone wanting a holiday of a lifetime.
Vanuatu Post is proud to release this stamp issue in support of the Vanuatu Government’s participation in the World Expo in Shanghai, from May 1 2010 until October 31 2010.

To commemorate the attendance of Vanuatu at the World Expo in Shanghai 2010, a miniature stamp features a land of contrasting beauty from the intriguing Snake dancers of Banks in the north to Mt. Yasur on the southern island of Tanna. It shows the amazing land divers of Pentecost, the famous dugongs of Epi and the beautiful location of Port Vila with its surrounding islands such as Iririki. The friendly people of Vanuatu also feature, showing their smiling faces, ceremonial face decoration and musical talents. The dive site of the SS President Coolidge off Santo with its Lady statue and the ever-present Tam tam slit drum complete the issue.
Vanuatu is a land of diversity and amazing contrasting beauty – from turquoise coral seas and white sandy beach islands to rain forests and fiery volcanoes, the scenery of Vanuatu defies description.Vanuatu is the dream land of the flora and fauna panoramas with colourful birds and flowers matching another world of tropical fish and coral underwater.

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