Monday, March 22, 2010

Experience the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Putrajaya

The poster at the hot air balloon ticket counter.
I arrived about 12 plus noon.
Traffic was really heavy.

Basic Components in a Hot Air Balloon
Basically it has 3 main parts

The Envelope
The actual fabric balloon that holds the air

The Burner
The unit that propels the heat up inside the envelope

The Basket
Where the pilot and the passengers stand

Some facts
The first tethered hot air balloon flight with human on board,
took place at October 19, 1783.
And it was built by the brothers Joseph Michel
and Jaeques Eitienne Montgolfier.  

Melting point of nylon is significantly higher than
this maximum operating temperature, 
about 230 degree celcius/ 430 degree fahrenheit

I stood behind the "Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides"
For the public at certain operating hours.
Ticket price: RM10 per adult and RM5 per child

The concurent activities at the fiesta are shown below.

Water balloon under the hot sun
Ticket sold at RM40 per balloon.

Modern "Kayaking"?

Kite Flying

Motor Sport for the little one.

I was little upset of the absence of the Clown balloon as shown in the event facebook page.

Photo taken from the fiesta facebook page.


YJia said...

wow you did attend this event !
I was supposed to go there on sunday morning one , but none of us can wake up so early in the morning , so...hahaha...
It's too bad that I've missed this festival :(

Lilian said...

haha... it's ok. you didn't miss that much babe, but their finale happened at night. I didn't stay on.


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