Putrajaya – Kites and Balloons

There has been more wind and hot air than usual in Putrajaya lately.

First of all in February we had a kite festival.

Putrajaya Kite Festival Feb 2011

Putrajaya Kite Festival 13feb11

Then in March the city hosted the 3rd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. These balloons below were wearing the faded logos of Dubai Land, DIFC and Al-Tatweer, three Dubai-based entities which have no doubt had to cut back on their marketing budgets following the Emirate’s recent financial setback. Unfortunately I missed the opportunity of photographing the balloon shaped like Darth Vader’s helmet due to heavy rain. Next year perhaps.

Putrajaya Balloon Fiesta 18Mar11