The annual Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is back once again. This year theme is "1 World, 1 Malaysia and 1 Fiesta".
During the 4 day fiesta, from 28th until 31th March 2013, Putrajaya's sky will be dotted with this hot air balloons.
There are around 20 hot air balloons including conventional shaped balloons with various unique designs and motifs.
Interestingly, there are 2 female balloonist this year and their flying skill are comparable to their male counterparts.
Some of the special shaped hot air balloons which make their debut this year come in the shape of smurfs, clown and the 3 wise monkeys. I am sure many would still miss the Darth Vader balloon which last made its appearance 2 years ago.
All the balloons were released today at 7.30am and it is definitely a sight to behold. I could only imagine how the view would look like from the balloon ride.
There are many side events at the site to keep young and adults occupied during the whole duration of the fiesta.
Taman Saujana Hijau ia one of the hidden gem in Putrajaya which not many people get to know about. Located at Precinct 11, it is consider one of the most beautiful park in Putrajaya.
The park is surrounded with lush greenery and pine trees.It almost feel like as if you were in one of those parks in Europe. This is my favourite park in Putrajaya and I usually come here to clear my mind during the weekend.
The park is well taken care of and an ideal place for family outing and recreation activities. It is a huge park and one would need over an hour to fully explore and appreciate the beauty of this park.
There are 3 pavilions which scattered around the park; English, Chinese and European. The highest point of the park is at the European Pavilion.
As the park is part of the hill at Precinct 11, it offers a vantage point and visitor can almost had 360 degrees view of Putrajaya. Most of the landmarks here can be observed from here.
The surrounding area such as Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya are also visible from here. In fact, on a clear fine day, the Petronas Twin Tower and KL Tower can be seen from a distance away.
LRT extension project has been underway since last year and one can see a few of these structures around Klang Valley and Selangor.
The Kelana Jaya extension project will terminate at Putra Heights and the LRT track works already had begun in way of Station 12.
Notice some of the high end homes along this route. Wonder how much this houses will cost now with the LRT track and station is just a stone throw away.
Even a school is spotted just beside the track. This might make life easier for the students to commute home in the future.
Launching gantry is widely used for the LRT/MRT extension project where the segmented box girder will be lifted and hanged before the span is tensioned.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2015. I am a bit disappointed that there is no LRT connection to Putrajaya (which is only served with KLIA Transit) as I'm sure it will complete the circle and somehow address some of the traffic woes as well as the connectivity issues.