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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Get ready for the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta that takes place in March every year as there are plenty of quirky and eye-catching air balloons for all of us to see! From the usual rainbow-colored hot air balloon to Darth Vader and Doraemon ones, there is something for just about everyone.

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Check the official website as March approaches fast and block off all appointments for those dates. The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta’s main venue, Monumen Alaf Baru, is in Precinct 2, Putrajaya, and usually takes place from 7 a.m. right until 9 p.m. for the entire four days.

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The event is perfect especially for families as the fiesta encourages togetherness by organizing a variety of fun activities for all ages. Held during school holidays, it is the perfect time for a quick family getaway. The uniqueness of the event draws everyone from all over Malaysia as well as neighboring countries. For the past three years, the fiesta has exhibited hot air balloon shows and other aviation sports to the public, and the turnout has been pretty impressive from year to year.

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If you happen to be in Malaysia during the festival, make sure to ride the tethered hot air balloon, KMX Kart and also try your hand at archery. Also, take the rare opportunity to board a helicopter and soar above the land and lakes below. There are only 300 tickets available for the tethered hot air balloon and they sell out pretty fast, understandably so as the price is quite reasonable at RM10 per person. However, the availability of the hot air balloon rides depends on the weather. If you fancy the helicopter more instead, each one carries four passengers and the ride will last for about five minutes. Its initial route is Putrajaya and the ticket price is sold at RM130 per pax. Aside from all of that, other fun activities that you and your loved ones could take part in include the Hare and Hound competition, Night Glow and Firework Show, meet-and-greet the foreign and local balloonists and an aviation show to wow you too.

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As there’s something for just about anyone, you could also rent a booth at the flea market if you’re more interested in promoting your service or product and making some money. To book a space, simply download the online form and don’t forget to read the rules and regulations first. Booth rental includes 10x10ft booth space, 1 unit 13amp and a ceiling fan. People are going to be hot, sweaty, thirsty and hungry, so you’d definitely make some quick bucks if you sell food, drinks, fans and caps. The hot air balloon fans will thank you for them too.

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Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012

The fourth edition of the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in 2012 will again be held in precinct 2 in Putrajaya, near the Alaf Baru Monument. The fun family event will last for 4 days, from the 15th until the 18th of March 2012. Activities start daily from 7am and end around 9pm.

Maps of the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Map Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon fiesta


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2 comments on Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

  1. kinky
    7 years ago
    March 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    The ticket is buy from net or on the spot ?

  2. Ilya
    7 years ago
    March 19, 2012 at 2:49 am


    You can by entry tickets on the spot. Have fun (on the last day!)…


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