In addition to local exhibitors, the book fair also featured publishers from the mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, the United States and other countries. The most impressive booth was the Egyptian booth. Traditional Egyptian papyrus paper and watercolour paintings were on display. The booth was set up by Tarek Ragab, president of the Egyptian Art Centre in Egypt. 'I came here to meet people who organise fairs and exhibitions and to see whether there is a possibility of setting up an exhibition on Egyptian culture in China,' he said. Mr Tarek is an artist who makes copies of an cient Egyptian portraits and statues, such as those of King Tutenkhamen. He travels around the world to display his work. He hopes to take the opportunity to display the mysterious and fascinating statues abroad, especially in China. He said it was illegal to display genuine portraits and statues outside Egypt so people have to pay for a trip to his country to see the authentic statues. 'I'll start in Hong Kong and see whether I can take the display to China.' The book fair gave visitors a glimpse of different cultures.