Second Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2010

Balloonist Frank Wetcher heating up the morning air at the second Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2010 in Malaysia.

Following the success of the inaugural Putrajaya International Hot air Balloon last year, this popular event returns this year, bigger, better and with the support of many more sponsors. Last year, more than 150,000 people turned up to participate in the 4-day event. This year, with the support of the 22 balloonists from around the world and the many supporting events like the tethered balloon ride, para motor showcase, RC aircrafts, and many other public events, the event will definitely attract a record numbers of spectators and Hot Air Balloon enthusiasts. This is THE event of the year with the theme: One World, One Malaysia, One Fiesta. So what are you waiting for? Get up, dust your behind and head to Monument Alaf Baru, Precinct 2 Putrajaya for a truly amazing and colorful experience.

Event directors and marshalls checking the wind speed, direction and the probable landing sites before giving the go ahead for the hot air balloons flight.

Balloonist heading out to their disignated spot for takeoff.

Filip Audenaert from Belgium, with his 'roasted' Orange.

More balloons being prep for flights.

Even wedding couple made a stop over at the Hot Air Balloon fiesta for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity!

The "Sunglass Balloon" piloted by Egbert Oordt from the Netherlands and the "Rizzi Balloon" piloted by Andy Reinhold from Germany.

One of the more unusual "Pants in the air" Hot Air Balloon piloted by Rien Jurg from the Netherlands.

Photo taken last year during the Night Glow display. We could expect the same view this year but with more hot air balloons.


  1. eddiechan says:

    good commentary davie!

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