Sunday, March 17, 2013

International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013 in Putrajaya

Back in 2010, I attended the 2nd Putrajaya International Hot Air Ballon Fiesta, took some pictures and sweat the entire day but it was fun. View my blog link here: http://www.clevermunkey.com/2010/03/2nd-putrajaya-international-hot-air.html


So this year - 2013, the event returns to Putrajaya this month and the 4-day fiesta will feature new side activities to astound visitors. The thriving government capital will be converted to a major tourist and visitor attraction site over a four-day period from the 28 – 31 March 2013. The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, returns to its Monumen Alaf Baru (also known as the Millennium Monument) grounds for the fifth year running.


2013’s fiesta will see more exciting special shaped balloons such as the Smurf Balloon, piloted by Koen Audenaert of Belgium together with Sven Grenzner of Germany who will be piloting the ‘Clown’ Balloon. 2013 also marks the return of the highly-anticipated “night glow” event where the hot air balloons will participate in a light and sound show on the night of the 30th; culminating in a beautiful display of fireworks. 


To encourage togetherness and quality family values, the fiesta team will once again be organizing popular side-activities to suit each family or individual. Visitors can look forward to activities such as a para-motor exhibition, helicopter joy rides – suitable for families who would like a unique experience, tethered hot air balloon rides, the Mountain Dew Extreme Zone individuals who thrive adventure, as well as a line-up of exciting activities for the young ones in the kids’ area such as coloring contests, on-ground competitions and many more. 


Also, this fiesta will welcome an array of new exciting activities such as the ‘Walk in the Balloon’, an experience where visitors can actually go inside the balloon and also music performances by the Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival amongst others. Visitors will also enjoy a 30% discount if they decide to use the KLIA Transit to Putrajaya during the fiesta period. 


I'm sure there will be a lot of great activities from early morning until late at night so bring an extra clothes, a few bottle of water, food, towels, tablet, battery bank or whatever things that you might need to stay and experience the fun at the fiesta. I'll be going there on the 30th March which is on Saturday. So if you see me there, don't forget to wave at me and say hello! :D


More information about the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013’s activity line-up and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by visiting www.myballoonfiesta.com or by calling 03 7981 8769. 


.: Peace Out :.