The fire expelled from the burner was also a spectacle view to behold. We moved nearer to the launching area and see it our very own eyes how much effort it will take to flew a single HAB.
Every HAB flown to the sky, the announcer cheers up and the crowd warmly responds to the call. The spectators were very cooperative and even yell to boost the HAB team who will leave next from the pad.
There were 24 HAB participated in the event from different countries. Some of them are frequent joiners in the Balloon fiesta and rest were first timers.
The Number 22, 13 and 20 were among our favorite HAB. Aside from the obvious reason ( Colors) why we love this three because we’re able to see them inflated until they had gracefully lifted towards the sky. It was a memorable experience for us to eye witness the whole scene.
Oh no these are not Hot Air Balloons. These are the Helium filled balloon which the sellers were flaunting to entice the kids. Looking at them made us remembered the Balloon vendors outside the Basilica Minor de Sto. Niño in Cebu which we usually went to attend the Sunday mass.
We heard growls from our stomach, reminding us that they haven’t grind anything since evening. But before we filled our empty gut, we took advantage of HAB Wall intended for photo souvenir. Of course who doesn’t want take snaps on photo booth as remembrance? We queued up and take turns to take pictures.
We made a quick stop at the Balloon Discovery Center adjacent to the Photo Booth Wall. It showcase the history and information about flying the Hot Air Balloon. Reading some HAB 101’s and learned about each parts and importance in HAB flying.
The 4th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was a success . It was estimated around a hundred thousand Malaysians and tourist from neighboring countries gathered within Precinct 2, Putrajaya to attend this 4 Days event.
The first time experience and the joy of HAB flying will be treasured forever. We hope this will not be our first and last for a Balloon fiesta. We’re looking forward to come back for the 5th and also experience our own The 18th Philippines Hot Air Balloon Fiesta next year.
Hot Air Balloon Lover,
Sky and Summer