Sunday, March 18, 2012

4th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The annual Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon is back once again from 15-18 March 2012. The sky of Putrajaya is once again dotted by these colourful and unique balloons.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26 ballonists from 12 countries are participating in the 4 day event. Some of these balloons are rather familiar from the 2nd and 3rd edition.

Malaysia also participate in this year even with a local balloonist. The green and yellow balloon is our very own balloon for the 4th edition.

 
Visitor can still catch a photo in the balloon's basket at the Balloon Discovery Centre for free.

Visitor also has a chance to meet up with the ballonist and ask any questions regarding the balloon.

Watch out as one of the participating balloon might just landed in front of you. It just couldn't get any better than this.

For a small fee of RM 2, visitor also has the chance to experience the interior of the balloon which is cold inflated.

 
The birthday cake balloon is piloted by Francis Godfrey Prell of the United States.

 
The kiwi bird balloon, which is another new balloon introduced this year is piloted by Rick Walczak of New Zealand 

The highlight of the fiesta is the Night Glow which was held on the 17th March at night where the balloons were light up synchronistically to the sound of the music.

 
 
 
During the Night Glow, all the balloons were lined up and lit with a special yellow flame and produce a dazzling light show.

 
The night ended with a spectacular show of fireworks. This is definitely a night to be remembered.

4 comments:

wenn said...

nice..I hvn't been to any. Must go next year!

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

wow you've been there from day to night? it's really crowded!

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G-Anne said...

We also had a Hot Air Balloon Festival here in the Philippines last month :) it was really cool seeing huge balloons in different shapes :)

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