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Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016

Putrajaya Floria

The Royal Floria Putrajaya is scheduled for 27 May - 4 Jun 2016 and this year's theme is 'Magical World of FLORIA' while the chrysanthemum flower is chosen as the official theme flower for the event.

This unique event is also known as the largest flower and garden show in Malaysia, this yearly event takes place for nine whole days attracting all walks of life.

Royal Floria Putrajaya

Photo of Royal Floria Putrajaya
One of the attractions during the event
This year's Royal Floria Putrajaya will also apply the latest technology from Europe that will excite all five senses – sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch.

Special sections called Mystical Forest, Chrysanthemum Garden, Mermaid’s World and Candy Courtyard will offer a virtual experience to excite all five senses of the visitors. 

Each year a Royal Garden is selected and for Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016, the state of Johor is chosen as the official royal garden.

In total, the flower and garden exhibition in Putrajaya is also expected to see one million visitors, compared to 750,000 last year.

For flowers, there will be over 400,000 species of flowers and plants that would be displayed at the 11.7-hectare exhibition space for this year's flower and garden exhibition. 

Royal Floria Putrajaya Flower Photos
Some of the unique orchids on display
Royal Floria 2016 Attractions

The theme of this year’s event is the Magical World of FLORIA, incorporating state-of-the-art technology including 3D hologram displays and magic mirroring, with program highlights including:
  • The ethereal Magical Gardens Exhibit featuring a Mystical Forest, Chrysanthemum Garden, Mermaid’s World and Candy Courtyard
  • The exquisite Magic of Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition
  • The Musical Garden
  • Terrarium Tropical Magic in a Glass Exhibition
  • The Royal Floria Putrajaya International Orchid Competition
  • Over 80 designer gardens where some of the world’s most renowned landscape architects will dazzle visitors with their creative and innovative masterpieces
  • The popular lakeside Tea Party Garden where visitors can enjoy refreshments and delicious Malaysian snacks
  • The Floral Pavilion featuring breathtaking floral displays from international and local exhibitors
  • The Floria Arts & Crafts attraction, new for 2016, offering a fantastic range of traditional Malaysian handicraft products and souvenirs
Putrajaya Royal Garden for Royal Floria
Royal Garden of Negeri Sembilan for 2015

Royal Floria 2016 Other Attractions;
  • Flower Arrangement Demonstrations
  • Gardening Workshops
  • Entertainment Shows
  • Photography Competition
  • Water Colour Contest
  • Magic of The Night 2016 Putrajaya Boat Parade
  • Horticulture Bazaar
Photos of Royal Floria

Below are various photos were taken during last year's event before the crowd came in as we were invited for a media preview of the flower and garden show.

Malaysia Hobbiton
A replica of Hobbiton was also on display last year
Royal Floria Gambar
Creative designs using flower pots
Photos of Royal Floria
Creative designs in the air-conditioned area
 Some beautiful flower decorations and rare orchids

Dinner set up on display
Floral designs for the head
Unique orchids
One of the Thailand competitors and his beautiful design
Royal Floria Rare Orchids
Stunning rare orchids 
Orchids at Royal Floria
One of my favorite rare orchids
Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2016 Information
Date: 27th May to 4th June 2016
Venue: Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya
Weekday Time: 9.00 am to 10.30 pm (Monday to Thursday)
Weekend Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 midnight (Friday to Sunday)

Royal Floria Tickets
Adults - RM22.00
Children - RM11.00

MyKad Holders
Adults - RM7.50
Children - RM3.50 

Magical Garden Tickets
Adults - RM10.50
Children - RM5.50

Stamens from a beautiful lily flower

The official Royal Floria 2016 poster and information (Click for large image)

To see more photos, you can view them at last year's Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015 where the theme flower was also the Lily while the royal garden was from Negeri Sembilan.

Putrajaya transport
How to go to Putrajaya

The best way is to self-drive here, otherwise, it is recommended you take the KLIA Transit Train from KL Sentral. From Putrajaya, you need to take the Nadi Putra bus to Precinct 4 or take a taxi there. 

The journey to Putrajaya from KL city is around 30 to 45 minutes and can be up to 60 minutes one way during peak hours. 
  • Car - If you are self-driving or renting a car, use Waze or Google Maps to guide you there as it can be confusing once you get there.  
  • Train - KLIA Transit from KL Sentral and get off at Putrajaya station and then take the local Nadi Putra Bus. 
  • Taxi - From KL Sentral, it is around RM45-50 one way to Putrajaya. To get back from Putrajaya, I suggest you call a taxi service or use Uber or GrabCar. If you take a normal taxi, I also suggest you tell the taxi man that you may need a return journey or get his contact number. 
  • Bus - Rapid KL bus from KL Sentral to Putrajaya, around RM5 one way. Bus services usually end around 10 to 11pm.
  • Shuttle Bus - Some hotels in Kuala Lumpur offer a paid shuttle service to and from, but you need to check with your hotel. Shangri-la Hotel in KL is one of them. 
Putrajaya Pullman Lakeside Resort
Pullman Lakeside Resort Putrajaya
Hotels in Putrajaya

There are a few hotels in Putrajaya which are in the 3-5 star ratings. If you think you need to spend a night here and not rush things, you could check-in for the night and leave the next day.

Below are the main hotels in the vicinity but there are cheaper hotels available that are quite out of the main area. 
  • Shangri-La Hotel Putrajaya - 5 Star, Average Price RM230/night
  • Pullman Resort Lakeside Putrajaya - 5 Star, Average Price RM300/night
  • Everly Hotel Putrajaya - 4 Star, Average Price RM200/night
  • Dorsett Putrajaya (closest hotel to the venue) - 4 Star, Average Price RM260/night

For any flower or garden lover, this event should not be missed as you have the chance to see a majority of all the local Malaysian flowers on display.

If you want to know more about this massive horticulture event, I have written a complete guide to Royal Floria in Putrajaya.

A tip is to come here in the mornings when the event just starts or late in the evening at about 4.00 pm. You can also follow Malaysia Asia on Instagram for updates of the event.

Please note that this is also during the school holidays, therefore, it will get really crowded on the weekends so if you want to photograph the beautiful flowers at Royal Floria Putrajaya, you should visit in the first few days and in the mornings. 

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