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Preview Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Venue : Palace of The Golden Horses, Sri Kembangan, Selangor


Press release

Palace of The Golen Horses is the Official Hotel for the prestigious 1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009. Collaborating for the first time with AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd on such unique and fun event, the hotel is the fofficial venue to accomodate all the international balloonists from 19th to 22nd March 2009.

About 50 Balloonists namely from Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, France, Belgium, Holland and
New Zealand, will be staying at the hotel through out the event period.

Heading the Malaysian team is Kapt. Khairuddin Abd Rani - the first Malaysian Hot Air Balloon Pilot who is also the Manging Director of AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd as well as the Vice President of the Malaysian Sports Aviation Federation. A balloonist for more than 15 years, Kapt Khairuddin is excited on the in augural partnership with Palace of the Golden Horses as the hotel offers extensive indoor and outdoor recreational facilities with lush grounds and sprawling space apart of its ideal location which is only 20 minutes away to Putrajaya.

To make the balloonists' stay more memorable and exciting, Polo Pub at the Palace of the Golden Horses will turn into a Balloonist Club - dedicated specially to all the Hot Air Balloon's participants and Balloonists as their entertainment and get together spot.

It was unfortunate that it rained just after the balloon was filled with hot air and ready for lift off. The trial run was called off and is expected to take place again on 10/3/09 when a full PC will also be called.






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