Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020

2020 Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

It's that time again for the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 and what are the balloons to look out for? Every year, there will be a series of unique shaped hot air balloons on display and flight.

For this year, we can expect a better show and event as the organizers have always been improving the event to bring exciting hot air balloons to Malaysia.

Update March 6th - The Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 has been postponed to an unconfirmed date due to the Coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak here in Malaysia.

For those who have purchased tickets, you are eligible for a refund, and you can do so by visiting the official My Balloon Fiesta website

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 Quick Guide 

One of the quirky hot air balloons in-flight.

As always, there will be a total of 25 normal and special-shaped hot air balloons from all over the world participating this year. 

You can expect local and international balloonists, hot air balloons from a total of 13 countries participating in this year's fiesta. 

Out of that, there are also normal shaped balloons from Spain, Japan, Belgium, Thailand, South Korea, Italy, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

A scene from last year's event, taken from the first hot air balloon in the air.

Must-Watch Events At Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Apart from the many events and experiences happening during the event, there are a number of them which are clearly not to be missed by the public. 

Mass Ascension Event - This year’s main highlights include a Mass Ascension in the morning from 7.00 am to 8.00 am daily, 

Night Glow Show - The night glow show is one of the most anticipated events during the festival where hot air balloons line up to ignite with the DJ music played. 

Fireworks Display - A spectacular fireworks display will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 8.45 pm to 9.30 pm. 

Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Flight Video from 2019

What are the Unique Hot Air Ballons to Look Out for?

Most visitors love to come here and see some of the star balloons which are usually in odd and funny shapes. This year, you can expect the following;
  • Minion from the United Kingdom
  • Little Pirate from the United States
  • BigHug from Brazil
  • My Deerling from Canada
  • Blue Rooster from France
  • Light House from the United Kingdom
  • Owlbert from the United States
Where is Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Held?

The event has made its home at the Monumen Alaf Baru or Millennium Monument at Presint 2 in Putrajaya. This is where all the main ministry offices are located at.

If you are planning to self-drive here, just use waze or Google Maps and key in Monumen Alaf Baru or Millennium Monument and it will lead you here.

Location Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
Location of the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya.

When is Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta? 

Date: 19 to 22 March 2020 Postponed to a later date
Time: 7.00 AM to 9.00 PM
Location: Monumen Alaf Baru, Presint 2, Putrajaya
Entrance: Free

What Kind of Tickets is available at the Balloon Fiesta?

Tickets for Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
The tickets for different experiences.

The general entrance to the event is free of charge as has been since days one. This is an initiative by the organizers to make it easy for all walks of life to experience.

However, those wanting an intimate experience, you can purchase Balloon Zone entrance tickets for different individual experiences.

There are three types of access tickets available for those wanting a more personal experience, and they are;
  1. Launching Field Access - For the morning and evening balloon launch at the main field.
  2. Night Glow Access - Access into the main balloon area in the night.
  3. Tethered Balloon Rides - Twice a day rides to go up on a hot air balloon.

Conclusion

Every year, I make it a point to attend this festival as it is something out of the ordinary and different here. The mere sight of hot air balloons in the sky is something spectacular.

You can also take a look at my 2010 Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta review, which was done a decade ago. It shows how dedicated MyBalloon Fiesta is, even after 10 years. 

If you have not attended this event, I highly recommend you do so, especially if you have kids or if you have nothing to do.

The Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is definitely considered as one of Malaysia's most interesting yearly event that has seen over millions of people attending.

If you have not attended, or have considered attending, perhaps this year is the year to do it. 

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