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Photos of Hot Air Balloon Putrajaya

Here are some photos of the Hot Air Balloon Putrajaya event taken on Saturday evening 19th March 2011 at Precinct 2.

I took some time off my schedule to drive down to Putrajaya and catch the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011 as today is the second last day. Reaching there at about 5.00 pm, the weather was not too promising as it was raining.

But the crowd there was incredible! Everywhere I turned, there were hundreds if not thousands of people with umbrellas walking around the area. It was pretty much packed despite the weather.

Anyway, walking around and snapping away, I finally found a stall that sold a poncho as the rain did not seem to be stopping.

Photos of Hot Air Balloon Putrajaya Fiesta

Crowd braving the rain

Before I knew it, it did stop and smiles were beginning to form from the crowd. Every other person was seen holding a camera of some kind - DSLR, compact and smartphones, they were everywhere.

The MC announced that due to the great weather now, they were awaiting the airspace marshals to give the go-ahead for the hot air balloons to start lifting off.

Looking around, I should say there were at least ten thousand people around. Many of them crowding the balloon set up barricade snapping away. 

Finally, the first hot air balloon is up, it is the Vietnamese Cat Hot Air Balloon which brings cheer to the waiting crowd. Children pointing just like the adults while cameras clicking away in a frenzy.

The bright orange hot air balloon lifts off the ground to the cheer of the crowd. Slowly, one by one the balloons start taking form and eventually lift off.

There were at least seven balloons that took off this evening.  Two Blimps were seen flying around the event area so that was something new here. Below are a series of pictures taken this evening with my trusty Nikon D60 camera.

If you are planning to visit the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011, go early at about 7.00 am! Enjoy and if you have any comments, please feel free to mention.

Hot Air Balloon Putrajaya 2011 Video

Video of the crowd at Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011 on Saturday evening

Two Hot Air Balloons lift off at Putrajaya 2011

My Balloon Fiesta Blimp and a Hot Air Balloon

A poor Doraemon Balloon

Kids were seen with happy faces despite the rain at Putrajaya

A balloon firing up to get higher

KFC had their own little hot air balloon

Colourful Balloons for the kids

Video of the Hot Air Balloons taking off

 Happy Hot Air Balloon lifting off at Putrajaya

Star Wars Stormtroopers are seen among the crowd at Putrajaya

Dora the Explorer balloon against a sunset

A jet of fire being let go into the hot air balloon

The festival takes place every year here in Putrajaya and is highly popular among the local Malaysian.

You will find a lot of families, couples, foreigners and even photographers at this hot air balloon even in Malaysia.

There is ample parking around the area and lots of food and drinks. Make sure you bring your umbrella just in case it rains.

If you are staying for a full day, and night, be sure to check out the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Night Glow event, which is something unique and very worthwhile to experience.

How to go to Putrajaya?

From Kuala Lumpur, it is a 50 to 60-minute drive to Putrajaya, depending on the time of the day. In most cases, visitors here will self drive to the event, and spend a full day here.

Since 2015, Grabcar has been in service all over Malaysia, and you can hail one from anywhere to come here, and to get back to Kuala Lumpur, you can also do the same from Putrajaya.


This event is one of Malaysia's successful event, with over 100,000 people visiting the hot air balloon Putrajaya event.

In the last few years since 2017, the event has branched out to the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, which takes place in February.

The Putrajaya hot Air Balloon Fiesta takes place in March, and at Precinct 2 of the Federal Territory here, so see you there for the next event.


CathJ said...

Thanks for sharing.. not able to go and see but at least can see from here.. ^_^

Malaysia Asia said...

Aww Cath, maybe next year? Anyway it's pouring today. Thought of going this evening to check it out.


wwlim said...

hey!!!! didnt call me???

kym said...

hi david.. mind to ask u 19th sat evening wat time hot air balloon start.. coz we reach tat 3pm wait until 6pm++ back.. coz rainy day the prson told us maybe the balloon late start.. we even sunday 10.30am reach tat but finish already... hainz.. so disappointed...

Malaysia Asia said...

wwlim - sorry, i went only in the evening. Next round I call you.

Malaysia Asia said...

Kim, the balloons take off twice a day, Morning and 6pm. You should have stayed on till 6.30pm on Sat. Once the rain cleared, the balloons went up. Plus there was the Night Glow Show at 8.45pm. Sunday evening at 6pm, Balloons went up again. Now have to wait for 2012.

kym said...

my heart is pain need wait 2012 liao..... coz rainy already make i tired.. plus my daughter is noisey so we leave 6pm++ lo....

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