Saturday, March 20, 2010

2ND PUTRAJAYA HOT AIR BALOON & TAMAN BOTANI PUTRAJAYA VISIT

Date: 20 March 2010

Hot air balloon fiesta event will bring 19 hot air balloon participants from all over the globe such as France, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands and of course Malaysia too. The event is usually once a year at Putrajaya and the place is usually packed with photographers.




The hot air balloons were already visible from the parking lot and we were just on time to see them being pumped up with gas and took off. There were around 10 balloons on the ground as we arrived. Most of them took off before 8.30am and all of them were gone before 9a.m (except 3 that were tied for visitors to experience a 20-30m vertical ride above ground. Most of these balloons took the traditional 'bulb' like shape but there were radical ones too. There are 23 specially designed hot air balloons from around the world. There will also be other side activities during the fiesta. 
We also went to the Putrajaya Botanical Garden for a walking and photography there.

Located at the northern section of Precinct 1, this park is designed as an arcadia or a national sanctuary for Malaysian plant taxonomy as well as a centre for education and research. The first phase of the park is now open to the public.

Among the many attractions available is the Main Building which consists of an interactive Exhibition, Restaurant and Gift Shop.
Botanical Garden

Other features of the park include the park include the Explorer's Trail, Canopy Bridge, Heliconea Trail and Vine Garden, Plam Hill, Sun Garden (Orchid Path), Floral Garden (Floral Steps, African Collection, Tropical African Collection, Bougainvillea Tunnel, Asia Pacific Collection, Ficus Shace, Rain shelter) and Lakeside (Hibiscus Walk), Lakeside café, Pandanus Walk, Canna Walk and Fern Garden.

Taman Botani is open to the public 9.00 am - 7.00pm daily while the interactive exhibition in the main building is open from Tuesdays to Sundays; 10.00 am - 6.30 pm



I had mine pix take there too !!

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