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Stamps and Passports at the Expo

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If you have gone to the 2017 Astana International Expo, do the pavilions have stamps that they stamp on your "passport"? It has been a tradition as far as I know, at least it happened at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the 2012 Yeosu International Expo.  They were clueless about it at the 2015 Milan Expo (Japan pavilion was an exception) and at the 2016 Antalya Expo. I hope the souvenir shop at the 2017 Astana International Expo has passport books you can buy that you can go around the pavilions to get your stamp in after you have gone through the exhibit. I hope that tradition didn't die out with Yeosu.

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There were passports at the Milan expo - and sufficient pavilions giving out stamps that I actually had no space left to add any more on my last day and resorted to using a notepad from our hotel. wikipedia has a picture of one (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Expo_2015_Milano_Passport.jpg)

I think that I bought mine before even got to the fair - probably when I went to pick up my pass from the ticket office at the subway/underground/train station. Some country pavilions were selling them as well (and declining to stamp unofficial passports). But of course if you donlt hit on those then you don;t se them :-(

 

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I've been following the #Expo2017 tags closely on social media and came across this image of the Expo passport last week. I contacted the original poster (World Expo News) who stated that the organizers did not order them until very late. So far, only twenty arrived and he was unclear how many more they would get or how long they would be available. I've attached his image. I'm hoping they'll be sufficient supplies for my trip the first week in August. EDIT - I've come across a few other posts on Instagram of stamps from various pavilions already so it looks like the service is available regardless if there is a passport book or not.

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Hello,

Just come back from Astana - and yes passports are available and most national pavilions are providing stamps. BUT it does seem as though supplies of the books are not getting distributed to all the merchandise outlets / or they are being filtered out with most supplies going to the shop within the Kazakhstan pavilion. (And other shops and volunteers telling people that that;s where to go)

As I said most national pavilions have stamps (some gaps in Africa plaza), Almost all with someone doing the stamping rather than it be help yourself which is understandable given pilfering in earlier expos - but it does mean that if a pavilion is a one person operation and on a break then you miss out. One person operation commoner in the plazas.

Japan only stamps between 12 at 6 (the busiest hours) - and I stupidly forgot to return - ach

South Korea has a stack of stamps from which to choose and a pair of stampers.

 

 

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I needed 2 passport books for my stamps .. 1 was not enough ...   They were selling them for 2200 KZT (325 KZT approx 1 USD) at the souvenir shop just near the main entrance.

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