The new version of the Expo passport went on sale at Expo franchise stores in the Expo site yesterday, the organizers announced.
The new Expo passports still have two editions - a cartoon edition and a standard edition in three colors. Producers of Expo passports were increased from one to five to ensure an adequate supply.
A temporary outlet selling souvenirs for 2010 FIFA World Cup on floor B2 at the north end of the Expo Boulevard also drew large crowds. Limited edition of football badges and pins, for instance, are popular among fans.
Meanwhile, drizzly weather made the Expo site cooler, attracting more than 440,000 visitors yesterday.
Among yesterday's visitors, 168,000 were on tour groups.
A total of 38,568 tickets were sold on site, with 15,310 night admissions.
Houtan Gate received about 79,000 visitors, Changqing Road 68,000, and Shangnan Road, Gaoke Road W. about 126,000 in total.
By 5pm, 72 shows were staged, attracting about 45,000 spectators. A total of 6,272 volunteers served on the site.
The site is estimated to receive about 180,000 group visitors today. Individual tourists are advised to enter from less crowded gates at Shangnan Rd, Bansongyuan Rd or Madang Rd during 9am to 11am rush hours. Expo visitors are also advised to take umbrellas around during plum rain season in Shanghai.