Hey, Wanna Do Something REALLY Cool This Weekend? Check Out Some Hot Air Balloons
The 9th MYBALLOONFIESTA is happening and you’re invited to join in on the celebration of the females in the ballooning industry AND the arts!
Fiesta 2017 is to commence March 10th – 12th in Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur! Officially setting up a home in this suburb with the theme “Balloon in the Park”!
Check out international balloonists and unique 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!
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, a 25 year old balloon pilot who holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Spain, is a the only woman participant in the recent EcoRace by Balloon Concept in Switzerland. She’s also participated in a European Championship and crossed the Alps from Chateau d’Oex to Ferrara. Her longest flight was 9 hours in Finland!
From Mexico, Escandra Salim is the Director of the Internacional del Globo Leon. It’s 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 who are also the pioneers and organisers of hot air balloon fiestas in Malaysia.
Paying Ode To The Arts
Jordi Enrich, an artist from Spain who recycles old hot hair balloons will be making balloon igloos that will be featured during the Fiesta!
How Do We Get There?
- 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.