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Team Dubai presents fireworks over Malaysia's landmarks Putrajaya Millennium Monument, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, left, and Seri Saujana Bridge during the Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition
THE Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition 2013 came to a close with a bang recently.
It also gained entry into the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Most Number of Fireworks Shots in a Single Event”.
This record was achieved when more than 12,600 fireworks were successfully fired throughout the competition, which was launched on Aug 30 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in conjunction with the National Day celebrations.
Malaysia Book of Records founder and managing director Datuk Danny Ooi presented the certificate of rcognition to Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat.
PPj was the event organiser.
Six countries took part, competing for the top three prizes totalling RM30,000.
Malaysia came in first and won the first prize of RM15,000.
The United States was placed second and won RM10,000.
The third place was a tie between China and France, who shared the RM5,000 prize.
Along with the teams from South Korea and United Arab Emirates (UAE), each participating country presented a spectacular fireworks display that left visitors enthralled.
The competition served as a platform for a unique showcases, as unlike other fireworks display, each performance was accompanied by 25 minutes of non-stop music.
Visitors were also treated to a variety of showcases that represented the culture and uniqueness of the participating countries, choreographed by experts from the respective countries.
Various technologies were adopted for the competition, to create a greater impact to the performances, including the incorporation of microwave wireless transmission and fully synchronised music.
The intense preparations by the participating countries were worth the effort as the event was well-received by the crowd.
The Putrajaya International Fireworks Competition 2013 was held over six days at the Putrajaya Marina in Precint 5, Putrajaya.
Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah and Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Kalsom graced the closing ceremony. Sultanah Kalsom presented the prizes to the winners of the competition.
Also present were Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr J. Loga Bala Mohan as well as guests from various embassies, agencies and ministries.
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