More than 20 hot air balloons from 14 countries will festoon Putrajaya’s sky during the 5th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013 from 28th March to 31st March (Thursday to Sunday) at Monument Alaf Baru at Precinct 2, Putrajaya. Over four days of the event, hot air balloons flown by distinguished balloon pilots from countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Poland, Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam will dot the sky over Putrajaya.

This year, the fiesta will also see the return of the widely-talked about and highly anticipated “night glow” event on the night of 30th March (Saturday) where the balloons light up in a synchronised manner to the sound of music, culminating in a fireworks display.

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The annual fiesta is jointly organised by AKA Balloons Sdn Bhd and Malaysian Sports Aviation Federation (MSAF), supported by Perbadanan Putrajaya. No admission fee will be imposed on visitors to the fiesta. Visitors to the fiesta can look forward to hot air balloons in the shapes of the monkey, clown, cat and the famous cartoon characters – The Smurf and Buzzy. Other event highlights and attractions include:

  • Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Mountain Dew Extreme Zones
  • Kids Area

We were there last year – check out the pictures!

5th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta March 28 2013 banner date and place

Deets are as follows:

Date: 28th March to 31st March (Thursday to Sunday)

Time: 7am until 9 pm (daily)

Venue: Monument Alaf Baru, Precinct 2, Putrajaya

Admission: Free

For more information, visit their official website or their Facebook page.

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