Kuala Lumpur & Around – Floria

After the previous post on the Putrajaya Night Cruise, I missed updating the pictures of Floria. At RM3 entry per person, the flower show was the first one of its kind that we attended after the usual ones which i have attended at Lalbagh at Namma Bengaluru.. The show allowed us to compare the standards of the event that’s held back home with what we saw here.  The difference lies in the way the entire event was organised. The kind of involvement from the government and agencies taking part here is commendable. With a wide range of flora to view and under various weather conditions, It gave us a first hand experience of the tropical flora and fauna. Apart from the flower show, they also had several stalls showcasing different types of landscape gardens, alternate materials and techniques used in gardening, interior decorations, etc. They almost had activities for everyone.. kids had a petting zoo with plenty of rabbits running around, also a snake park but that was a pity.. just a couple of lazy pythons and one albino python lying around fully fed 🙂 They also had various performances by fire dancers, local drum beats, etc.. Quite a unique experience.

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Cheerios,

Me

Kuala Lumpur & Around – Putrajaya Night Cruise

The annual flower show at Putrajaya – Floria 2014 was one of the nicest weekend trips we did in KL.. After the flower show, we visited the Magic of the Night show by the Putrajaya lake. We saw a number of  decorated floats  with glittering lights brought in from every state in Malaysia. The event showcased the aesthetics of flora and fauna as well as the identity of each participating state. It ended with a wonderful display of fireworks. I wish i could have taken a lot of pictures but the photographs taken at Floria filled up the storage.  One can also take a  cruise in the lake at RM25 per person. the cruise is definitely one of the must do activities in Putrajaya. I would recommend doing this after sunset as that’s when the city lights up in all its glory. Here’s a glimpse of the area around the cruise.

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Cheerios,

Me

Kuala Lumpur & Around – O, Sunlight

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” – Roman Payne

The one thing we absolutely love about the place where we stay is the stunning view of the sun set every evening from the balcony of our house. Call it the perks of staying in a high rise ( Ofcourse its pricey 😉 ) the golden hue it sets into our living room every evening is truly amazing.

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Cheerios,

Me

Kuala Lumpur & Around – Putrajaya Balloon Festival

This is a long time pending series of posts that i have been wanting to write about our experiences in and around  KL.  My wife n i have been around here for bout 7 months now and have tried to soak in the various experiences this lovely city has to offer.

One of the first few events that we attended this year was the Putrajaya International Balloon Festival held between the 27-30th March 2014. A few friends and us decided to visit the night event on the last dayand what was gonna be our first hot air balloon experience (ofcourse from a distance 😉  and not actually in-flight). It turned out to be quite amazing. The night display of the colourful balloons and the slight drizzle of rain played a bit of a spoilsport.  The fireworks show was cancelled as a mark of respect for the lives lost in the MH370 incident. For a first time experience, we missed the morning flight of the balloons but hope to visit the next edition of the festival. You can get the detailed info on their website here.

The crowd and the display area
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The crowd and the display area
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Cheerios,

Me