Get set for a fiesta in the sky

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019

The hot air balloon fiesta will return to Putrajaya in March.

The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta makes its return to Precinct 2 in time to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary.

Happening from March 28 to 31, AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd, the nation’s pioneer of all things ballooning will again reprise their role as the organiser of the free-for-all event.

Locals and tourists will be able to bring their family and friends to this colourful event filled with activities suitable for children and adults alike.

Undoubtedly famous for its mass balloon display and ascension, other balloon activities are in store such as an exclusive opportunity to go on a tethered balloon ride via the MyBalloonClub package or to have breakfast with the best view for balloon watching at the picnic zone.There will be a balloon igloo showcase — which are made out of recycled hot air balloons, a corporate area for partners to exhibit their products, a food and beverage park to quench visitors’ thirst and satiate everyone’s appetite as well as other fun activities.

The highlight of the fiesta and crowd favourite Night Glow will make a comeback this year, with a big surprise in store for visitors.

Twenty hot air balloons of various shapes and colours are expected to make it to the event this year from all over the world including Belgium, India, United Kingdom, Spain, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Hare and Hound competition also known as the Rudy’s Trophy, named after the founder of Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, will be hosted by the organiser as an added highlight especially for the pilots, enabling them to showcase their flying skills as they breeze through the skies of Putrajaya and compete with each other.

Updates on the event activities can be found on, Facebook ( and Instagram ( 

The 10th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is supported by Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj).

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