Malaysia Pavilion

In the center of Malaysia's two-story pavilion orchids and ferns surrounded a small lily pond. An exhibit of the Malaysian way of life included a color diorama of a village. Elsewhere on the ground floor were scale models of a tin mine and the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur.

The country's industry and commerce were shown on the second floor, including an exhibit on the country's chief product - rubber. Films were shown continuously and taped commentaries on pickup phones acquainted visitors with its people, government, industry and arts.

A collection of art works were displayed in the pavilion's restaurant, where waiters offered assorted curries from wagons, and visitors could order such dishes as satay - marinated beef cubes broiled and dipped in spicy peanut sauce.

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