MALAYSIA

A new country - the 14 Federated States of Malaysia - uses visual devices and taped commentaries on pickup phones to acquaint visitors with its people, government, industry and arts. In the center of the two-story pavilion, orchids and ferns surrounded a small lily pond. An exhibit of the Malaysian way of life includes a color diorama of a village. Elsewhere on the ground floor are scale models of a tin mine and the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur. The country's industry and commerce are shown on the second floor - including an exhibit on one of its chief products, rubber. Films are shown continuously in a small theater. A collection of art works are displayed in the pavilion's restaurant, where waiters offer assorted curries from wagons, and visitors may order such dishes as satay - marinated beef cubes broiled and dipped in spicy peanut sauce.

When the Fair ended the Malaysian government donated the building to the University of Plano in Texas, where it was used as the administration-library-classroom building. The university closed in 1976, and the building was demolished in the mid-1990s. (CD #TBD Set 357 #1)


 

The pavilion was full of displays proclaiming the many business opportunities awaiting in Malaysia. This set of display cases contained exhibits about the food and handicrafts available for export. (CD #TBD Set 357 #5)


 


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