By Jeremy Khalil on March 6, 2014
Putrajaya, Malaysia, 6th March 2014 – The 6th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2014 will be held over the course of four days (27-30 March 2014), featuring another amazing line up of international balloonists and a new variety of attractions and side events. Admission to the fiesta is free.
The announcement of sponsors and international balloonists was revealed today at a press conference in Everly Hotel Putrajaya. Mohammad Sobri Saad, Chairman of the 6th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta said, “We are delighted to once again host such talented balloonists from all over the world, and offer great opportunities to brands that truly see their potential in elevating their names to an international level through our locally organized event”.
The conference unveiled four special shaped balloons that will be showcased in the 2014 fiesta. The flying superbike balloon, largest in the world, all the way from the United Kingdom will be flown by Per Lindstrand; an ice cream cone shaped balloon from Belgium flown by Benoit Simeons; a heart shaped balloon from Taiwan piloted by Yu-Ju Ha and the ever popular return of the Darth Vader Balloon from Belgium piloted by Benoit Lambert. Other international normal shaped balloons that were revealed were from Hong Kong, Korea, Spain, France, Australia and Vietnam.
To symbolise their commitment towards the event, the fiesta’s sponsors and partners were in attendance during the conference – UMW Toyota Motors (as Vehicle Sponsor); Mountain Dew (as Extreme Zone Sponsor); Everly Putrajaya (as Official Hotel); Puncak Mutiara Kristal Sdn. Bhd. (as Food & Beverage Sponsor); Doof Industries (as Picnic Area Sponsor); Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and KLIA Transit (as Event Partners); including 8TV; Cari.com.my; 988 FM; Suria FM; Red FM; Capital FM; and Tom Manas Outdoor (as Media Partners). The fiesta also introduces Walt Disney Studios Malaysia, Samsung Malaysia Electronics and UNITAR International University as their Corporate Booth Sponsors.
Among the exciting new features of the 6th Fiesta this year is the Picnic Area, where visitors are able to pre-book ‘Balloon & Breakfast’ sets and enjoy enchanting views as balloons fly over them. Samsung Malaysia Electronics will host a Photography Contest for photo enthusiasts during the Fiesta, with prizes featuring Samsung Digital Cameras worth up to RM 10, 000.
Visitors are encouraged to take the KLIA Transit to Putrajaya and enjoy discounts of up to 35% on return ticket sales during the four days. Mobile taxi booking service MyTeksi will also be providing a RM15 cash back promotion for anyone who books a taxi to the event using the MyTeksi mobile application. From the Putrajaya station, members of the public can hop on to the Nadi Putra buses.
Find out more about the fiesta at www.myballoonfiesta.com , or follow Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Facebook page, Twitter account @myballoonfiesta and Instagram@myballoonfiesta. This event is jointly organized by AKA Balloon Sdn. Bhd., Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) and the Malaysian Sports Aviation Federation (MSAF). The fiesta is one of the 88 events that is listed in Perbadanan Putrajaya’s Calendar of Events.