St. George’s, Grenada, 24 May, 2012: Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park at Moliniere Bay is the main highlight in the Grenada booth at Yeosu International Exposition 2012 in South Korea.
“The park is creating a buzz with the Koreans,” said Shanta Cox, Trade Officer and Coordinator of the Expo for Grenada.
Cox has just returned from Korean Expo, which runs until August 12. The theme of event is, “Living Ocean and Coast’’.
She said with the level of attention the Grenada booth is getting, Grenadian personnel in South Korea are expected to be very busy over the next three months.
The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park is said to be the first of its kind in the world.
Jason de Caires Taylor, the driving force behind the park, combined his skills as a conservationist, artist and scuba diving instructor to produce unique underwater sculpture. Over the years, the park has developed into an artificial coral reef.
The sculptures are meant to draw people away from the natural coral reef that is already suffering the effects of marine pollution, global warming, and overfishing. They provide an opportunity for rehabilitation of the coral reefs and reflecting exactly what the Korean expo is trying to achieve.
As part of the expo, Grenada is being promoted as a tourist destination for yachting, marine and dive, as well as a good place to do business with highlight on government’s five transformational sectors – Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Health and Education; Agri-business; Tourism; and Energy Development.
The Grenada booth also features, “A journey in the history of Savoury spices and vibrant festivals”. It’s a display of Grenada’s flagship products such as nutmegs; Nutmed Pain Relieving spray; spices; Rum De La Grenade.
World 400 metre champion, Kirani James, is also a main feature at the Grenada booth.