Up, Up and Away!


The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual event that attracts many tourists including the local Malaysian community to fascinate the creativity of the hot air balloon makers from Japan, Switzerland, USA, Belgium, New Zealand, France, and the Netherlands.This is the 3rd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta which recently took place on the 17th to 20th of March 2011. It was held at the Monumen Alaf Baru, Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

The main attraction that you need to look for would be the hot air balloons of course. If you reach the venue early, you might get the chance to see how the crews set up the hot air balloons. You also need to try your luck getting inside for a closer shots. As for this year’s festival, I was really grateful to be there early and got the chance to see the balloons taking off especially Doraemon and Darth Vader. Not forgetting that there were also many side activities to look for ranging from a para-gliders show, remote control aircraft flying display, wall climbing, and even hot air balloon rides.

You need to wake up early and be there as early as 7:00am. If not, you will be in great disappointment as the balloons have already taken off. Make sure your cameras are all set to go. You might need some slide films for this and some luck depending on the weather.

written by syafiqmddaud on 2011-04-19 in #world #locations #outing #putrajaya #attractions #hot-air-balloons #weekends #festival


  1. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    I wish someday I can shoot this kind of event. Great shots!

  2. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    wow! great photos! want to go badly!

  3. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    love to go see it...

  4. carmenism
    carmenism ·

    Awesome pictures!

  5. honeytrees
    honeytrees ·

    Love 5 and 8!

  6. oxgn
    oxgn ·

    Darth Vader! Welcome to the dark side..mwahahaha..

  7. jorgelinasasso
    jorgelinasasso ·

    Great Baloon! Darrth Vader!!! Great picture and very interesting event!

  8. jacet
    jacet ·

    this is really cool! hot air balloons are <3

  9. comezone
    comezone ·

    Amazing shots! I´ve been on a hot air balloon trip, an awesome experience! Visit my pics here... www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2010/01/12/hot-air-ba…

  10. bemdaponte
    bemdaponte ·

    can we fly in the ballon??? I want it!!!! *-*

  11. erniehaslinda
    erniehaslinda ·

    I told yaaa~

  12. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    love!!! :D

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