Are you ready to be amazed by a sky full of hot air balloons?
Well, you’re in luck, ‘cos MyBalloon Fiesta (formerly known as Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta) is set to make a comeback in 2017, and this time, it will be held in Kuala Lumpur!
Traditionally held in Putrajaya, the 9th edition of the festival is set to wow visitors in Desa ParkCity. It is a mere 25-minute drive from the city centre, compared to the almost 1-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.
However, the balloons will still take off from Putrajaya. Although mass ascension (free flying) will begin on the mornings of 10th to 12th March in Precinct 2, Monumen Alaf Baru (which is the previous MyBalloon Fiesta location), the balloons will be back on display in Desa ParkCity by afternoon.
A whopping total of 18 balloons from 11 countries comprising of special shapes and colourful designs are expected to be in town this year. Balloon pilots will be made up of flying sponsors and media, but those interested can also sign up as members of MyBalloonClub. The membership grants you a complimentary tethered ride, amongst all other benefits.
Unwilling to fork out RM300? Fret not, the public is still welcomed to enjoy the view for free from a distance.
The highlight of the festival is the Balloon Display and Night Glow, which will be held at 6pm and 8pm daily. This year’s selection of international and local balloons will be gathered in Desa ParkCity, and it will be inflated for the Night Glow event. The balloons will also be lit up according to the rhythmic music playing in the background, promising a perfect photo shooting opportunity.
Aside from being mesmerised by the countless hot air balloons decorating the skyline, visitors will also be able to enjoy picnics and various activities around the grounds. Food festival, workshops, and culture shows will also be open to the public.
Details for the event are as follows:
- Date: 10th – 12th March 2017
- Venue: Desa ParkCity
- General Admission:
- Early Bird (2nd January – 15th January): RM11
- Normal Price (16th January – 9th March): RM16
- Door Price (10th March – 12th March): RM20
- Early Bird (2nd January – 15th January): RM16
- Normal Price (16th January – 9th March): RM22
- Door Price (10th March – 12th March): RM30