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Cool tips for hot times

PEOPLE can make their visit to the World Expo more comfortable during the hottest period of the summer by choosing cool pavilions, finding shady areas to rest and following the instructions of doctors.

The organizer yesterday began giving out 500,000 free fans to visitors every day at the entrance gates. A total of 25 million fans will be handed out during the summer.

The weather forecast will be broadcast on large screens across the site.

Free cooling oil and sunstroke medicine are available at the 56 Visitors Service Centers across the site. Visitors can ask volunteers for the oil and medicine.

To avoid the blistering sun, visitors can enter pavilions and restaurants or go to the second underground level of Expo Boulevard.

The joint pavilions and Theme Pavilions are good places to hide from the sun as they usually have much shorter queues.

Visitors can also go to the skating rink in the Expo Culture Center. It costs 30 yuan (US$4.43) to rent a pair of skates.

Cool pavilions

Norway Pavilion in Zone C has a mist wall to isolate itself from the hot weather outside. A popular exhibit in the pavilion features a bear paw print in the snow, which visitors can touch.

MeteoWorld Pavilion in Zone B sprays mist every 10 seconds to cool people off. The temperature around could be lowered by 6 degrees Celsius.

The Air Tree in the Madrid Pavilion in the Urban Best Practices Area can reduce the temperature beneath it by 8 to 10 degrees.

The tree is like a massive umbrella, with 100 square meters of panels able to change orientation to achieve the desired conditions. It is covered in solar panels to drive a fan to circulate air beneath.

The temperature in the Iceland Pavilion is 21 degrees, lower than the 27 degrees at other pavilions, to imitate the country's summer weather.

The cubic-shaped pavilion even looks like an ice block.

Doctor's Suggestions

Foreign visitors, especially those new to Shanghai, were suggested to rest for at least a day after arriving in Shanghai before going to the Expo. This will help them acclimatize to the weather and avoid getting sick, doctor Zhao Enhao said at a medical service station at the Expo site.

The city's health authority yesterday reminded visitors to drink more water, especially salt water when visiting the Expo in hot weather.

Also, wear light, loose clothing, a hat and sunglasses. Sun creams are also recommended.


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