9th MyBalloonFiesta celebrates Females of the Ballooning Industry and the Arts
Desa ParkCity (16 February 2017) — The 9th MyBalloonFiesta has officially set up home in the cosy neighbourhood of Desa ParkCity, with it’s theme this year “Balloon in the Park”. This year’s event promised to bring about a diverse selection of activities, vendors as well as balloons.
The announcement of sponsors and international balloonists was revealed today at a press conference event at The ParkCity Club, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur. This year’s announcement was made exciting with a Tethered Balloon Ride especially for media representatives.
The Fiesta, which will be held from the 10th – 12th of March 2017 will showcase special-shaped balloons 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 displayed in the afternoon at six and again for the Night Glow Show at 8.30pm
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 the ‘Balloon Sisters’, Nur Izzati and Nur Atiqah Khairudin as 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.
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).
Shuttle busses are provided from MRT Stations located at KL Sentral (RM3) and Mutiara Damansara (RM2) one way. Alternatively, you 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. MyBalloonClub tickets are also available at RM300 for adults and RM250 for children, which includes a complimentary tethered balloon ride exclusively in the morning session.
For those who wish to fly on a hot air balloon during the Fiesta at Putrajaya, tickets are available RM1,200 per person and tickets can be booked at www.myballoonadventure.com. Package includes breakfast, giftbox and a time-lapse video of the balloon flight.
Those who wish to find out more about the Fiesta can visit www.myballoonfiesta.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at “@myballoonfiesta”.