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9th MYBALLOONFIESTA ,10-12th March 2017 at Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur

Hello readers ..

This time I am going to share with you an Entry about Balloon. Not the usual balloon that much loved by everyone either Adult or Kids but about Giant Balloon which can fly and you can ride on. 



I am sure most of you are aware and some of you might have visited the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta which was held annually at Putrajaya for 8 consecutive years. Unfortunately I have never been to such event but I can imagine ....  balloons on the sky ... floating in the air ~ must be amazing to see our skyline filled with varieties of colourful balloons.


Good news is .. MyBalloonFiesta is back on this coming 10-12th March 2017. The 9th MyBalloonFiesta promised to be more exciting as it will bring visitors diverse selection of activities, vendors as well as balloons and the most exciting news is the 9th MyBalloonFiesta has officially set up home in the cosy neighbourhood of Desa ParkCity, with it's theme "Balloon In The Park"

The Press conference of 9th MyBalloonFiesta was held at The ParkCity Club, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur. Early Thursday morning, 19th February, I walked to The ParkCity Club to check it out ~ Look at the pic readers .. Me, Aiman, sunrise and the balloons .. cantik, kan.


The announcement was made exciting with a Tethered Balloon Ride especially for media representatives. I got the opportunity to try the ride. It was definitely a good experienced ~ to ride the balloon at the height of 40 feet above ground level.

The press conference was attended by the Organiser, AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd, event partners and members of the media.


Speech by Miss Nur Izzati Khairudin, CEO of Aka Balloon Sdn Bhd

Miss Nur Izzati Khairudin, CEO of Aka Balloon Sdn Bhd in her speech said .. It is quite exciting to hold this event in a new location after eight years in Putrajaya. Desa ParkCity, a green township tucked in the heart of city centre was chosen as it has amenities and fields for everyone to continue loving and being with nature, just like ballooning itself. However, balloons need ample obstructive flat lands either for display or to be tethered as a ride. A standard football field could only fit two balloons at best and to fly the balloon here is no mean feat. That said, it is only apt for us to be having our "Balloon in the Park" right here in Desa ParkCity.



The Fiesta, which will be held from 10th-12th March 2017 will showcase more than 18 special-shaped balloons from 10 participating countries such as the Rooster from Thailand, Tako II and Happy Chan from Japan, a hatching egg balloon as well as Dexter the Happy Flame from the Netherlands. They will be flying in the morning at Precinct 2 Putrajaya and will be display in Desa ParkCity at 6:00pm and again for the Night Glow Show at 8:30pm.


The honorable guests watching  MyBallonFiesta video montage

In conjunction with International Women's Day, the Fiesta is proud to feature four ladies who are heavily involved in the ballooning industry. Adrianna Llado Gambin 25 year old balloon pilot and Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Spain, is the only woman participant in the recent EcoRace by Balloon Concept in Switzerland. She participated in a European Championship and crossed the Alps from Chateau d'Oex to Ferrara, and her longest duration flight was 9 hours in Finland. Hailing from Mexico, Escandra Salim is the Director of the Internacional del Globo Leon. The event held annually in Leon, is one of the biggest ballooning meets in the world with 2.5 million visitors over 13 years.

Locally we have our 'Balloon Sisters', Nur Izzati and Nur Atiqah Khairudin, the first two female hot air balloon pilots in Malaysia and also, the pioneer and organiser of hot air balloons fiestas in Malaysia.

Paying ode to the Arts, the Fiesta is inviting Mr Jordi Enrich, an artist from Spain who recycles old hot air balloons. Presently, he will be making balloon igloos that will be featured during the Fiesta which are large enough to cater people and activities inside. 'Silent Disco' and an outdoor cinema featuring movies with hot air balloons theme are available for visitors to enjoy. Balloon workshop and 360 Virtual Reality Balloon experience are also available within the fiesta grounds.


Mr. Trigustono Supriyanto, The High Commisioner of The Republic of Indonesia

Returning as Presenting Sponsor is the Ministry of Tourism, the Republic of Indonesia, fondly known as Wonderful Indonesia. This year, Wonderful Indonesia brings the concept of The Colourful You to complement the array of colorful balloons with a dynamic line up of Indonesian games and activities for young and old alike, vibrant cultural performances and showcases and an exciting line-up of Indonesian artists and DJ.



Partners also include Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd (as Venue Provider), myNews.com and D’Tandoor Group of Restaurants (as Exclusive Partner), Rock and Tulips Association, Coleman, and DOOF Industries (as Event Partners).

Being one of the Desa ParkCity resident, I know how it feel when the neighbourhood is flooded with traffics during events. Do not worry as the Organiser provide Shuttle busses service from MRT Stations located at KL Sentral (RM3) and Mutiara Damansara (RM2) one way. 

Alternatively, visitors can use 'MBFGRAB17' when booking via GrabCar or GrabCar+ to get RM6 off your first two rides to or from Desa ParkCity


General admission tickets are available for purchase via the website, www.myballoonfiesta.com or at any MyNews.com outlets within Klang Valley. This is the ticket which allow you to access the Balloon park from 4pm-10pm and enjoy the fun.


The ticket price is RM22/per Adult, RM16 per Children ~ buy before 9th March
Door ticket price is RM30 (Adult), RM16 (Children) ~ From 10-12th March
Special price of RM21/per Adult is available at Mynews.com outlet




*Pic from Myballoonfiesta's FB - from the previous Hot Air Balloon festival at Putrajaya*

MyBalloonClub tickets are available at RM300 for adults and RM250 for children. MyBalloonClub ticket holders will enjoy an Exclusive All Access Privilege which includes gourmet breakfast, a complimentary tethered balloon ride exclusively in the morning, Evening balloon display + Night Glow Show, Live Jazz performance and an exclusive intimate space to catch the balloon inflation especially for you.


For those who are adventurous and wish to fly on a hot air balloon during the Fiesta at Putrajaya, tickets are available at RM1,200 per person and can be purchase at www.myballoonadventure.com. Package includes 45-60 mins hot air balloon flight, breakfast at 5 star hotel, after flight ceremony with the pilot, balloon flight certificate, giftbox and a time-lapse video of the balloon flight. The slots are limited. Book your slot fast to avoid dissapointment.



This two (2) photos are from the previous Hot Air Balloon Festival which was held at Putrajaya. Amazing, right.



9th MyBalloonFiesta is less than a month away from today. With diverse activities line by the organiser, I am all excited to be part of the event too. 

Can't wait to see the beautiful green of Desa ParkCity turn to a picnic area *bring your mat, readers*

To see kids enjoying the activities at the Fun Zone

And to see the park which I used to jog at night fill with various shape of balloons that glow in the dark accompanied by the music  .. and I'm sure .. you guys gonna do lots of selfie. Wow!! Can't wait. 


So readers .. the 9th Myballoonfiesta is just around the corner and this could be the best activity for you and your family to spend quality time together. Get your tickets today *huge savings for your pocket* and Mark Your Calender.

More information about the 9th Myballoonfiesta is available at  :-www.myballoonfiesta.com
Myballoonfiesta Facebook
Myballoonfiesta Instagram 
and Twitter at "@myballoonfiesta".

Do not forget to check it out so that you wont miss any update!




1 comments:

ZULHILMI TEMPOYAK said...

ohhh... tahun ni ada lagi.. cantik2..