Amazing Hot Air Balloons At Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, March 17 (Bernama) — Make your way to the ‘Monumen Alaf Baru’ in Precinct 2, Putrajaya, from Thursday until Sunday for an exciting ride in a hot air balloon.

Launched early this morning by Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal, the 3rd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011 will feature 27 top balloonists from 14 countries.

They are from the United States, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Dubai, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

The event will feature attention-grabbing balloons in various designs like the Darth Vader, Doraemon, Woodrow C. Greenleaf Upside and Mauriske which will fill up the sky over Putrajaya.

The four-day fiesta is expected to attract more than 250,000 spectators, including international tourists.

In addition, the Perbadanan Putrajaya will be providing five hot air balloons for the public for tethered rides that will float 20m above the ground.

The highliht of the fiesta would be the enchanting Night Glow scheduled to take place on Saturday night.

– BERNAMA

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