All Pumped Up
The 9th MyBalloonFiesta is poised to blow your mind
Posted Wednesday, 01/03/2017 at 1:31 AM
The 9th MyBalloonFiesta is poised to blow your mind

For eight years, the annual MyBalloonFiesta has seen hot air balloons from all over the world rendezvous at Putrajaya.

Coming in all shapes, colours and sizes, these eye candies have strutted their stuff in front of thousands of admiring faces, offering spectacular visuals whether drenched in dazzling sunlight or inky night.

This year marks the ninth appearance of this popular event, but for the first time since its inception, it leaves its usual station and drifts closer to the Kuala Lumpur skyline to a spot that consummates its 2017 theme, ‘Balloon in the Park’ – the verdant Desa ParkCity!

Mad For Balloons

Spicing things up are a range of unique balloons from all over the globe, including the Rooster from Thailand, Tako II and Happy Chan from Japan, Dexter the Happy Flame from the Netherlands and even one shaped like a hatching egg! This lot will take flight in the morning at Precinct 2, Putrajaya and will be displayed in the afternoon at 6pm, and at 8.30pm for the coveted Night Glow Show.

In a nod to International Women’s Day, a quartet of ladies who are deeply immersed in the ballooning industry will also show up. Balloon racer Adrianna Llado Gambin and Director of the Internacional del Globo Leon Escandra Salim will be joined by local ‘Balloon Sisters’ Nur Izzati and Nur Atiqah Khairudin – the first two Malaysian female hot air balloon pilots!

Investigate the grounds to discover the many attractions available. Mr Jordi Enrich, a Spanish artist who recycles old hot air balloons, will delight with his balloon igloos that are commodious enough swallow people. ‘Silent Disco’ and an outdoor cinema playing movies featuring hot air balloons are not to be missed, as are the balloon workshop, a 360 Virtual Reality Balloon Experience and more so make sure to explore!


While there are tethered balloon rides for MyBalloonClub ticket holders, those who wish to fly on a hot air balloon can purchase a ticket for RM1,200 for a package that includes breakfast, a gift box and a time-lapse video of the balloon flight experience!

Getting There

Shuttle buses are provided from the KL Sentral and Mutiara Damansara MRT Stations. Alternatively, you can use ‘MBFGRAB17’ when booking via GrabCar or GrabCar+ to get RM6 off your first two rides to or from Desa ParkCity.

9th MyBalloonFiesta
WHERE Desa ParkCity (Precinct 2, Putrajaya for balloon take-off)
WHEN10-12 March
ADMISSION RM22-RM300 (adult), RM16-RM250 (children)
TEL 03 9044 0002/03 9044 0003

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