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Home Penang Tourism News Penang celebrates Chinese New Year with Hot Air Balloons
Penang celebrates Chinese New Year with Hot Air Balloons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:46

Date:  4th and 5th February

Time: 7.00am – 9.30pm

Venue: Padang Polo (Polo Ground), Penang

The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns for the 3rd consecutive year! Here’s another chance for you to float above Padang Polo (Polo Ground) in Penang on a huge hot air balloon. From 7.00am to 9.30pm, it will be held on 4th and 5th February 2017, which is the 8th and 9th day of Chinese New Year. What better way to celebrate this festivity with your family and friends where there’ll be loads of fun and excitement in store for all ages,with free entrance into the event grounds.

The highlight of the event is 15 colourful hot air balloons displayed during the morning and evening sessions. There will also be ‘Night Glow’ shows featuring 10 balloons lighted up with music and light accompaniment to fascinate spectators. Several international balloonists from Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Japan, Philippines and Thailand will participate and special shaped balloons will be featured.

Over this two-day event, ticketed tethered balloon rides will be available where one can go up as high as 60 feet. There will also be the ‘cold inflation’ activity where anyone can walk into a balloon envelope that’s filled with cold air as it lies on the ground. In addition, F&B stalls and family friendly activities will be available throughout the event such as inflatables, creative workshops, paddle boat rides on a huge pool, reverse bungees for adults and kids, giant trampoline and more!

Full Programme:

Time

Saturday (4 Feb 2017)

Sunday (5 Feb 2017)

7am

Event starts with food and handicraft stalls

7am

Setting up of balloons for display and tethered rides

7am - 9pm

Fun Zone - Water orb, Roller orb, Hamster orb, Paddle boat ride

Trampoline, Reverse bungees for adults & kids, Inflatables.

7.15am

Ticket counter opens (numbered tags given 30mins prior)

7.30am - 9am

Balloon display

7.30am - 10.30am

Tethered balloon ride

8am - 11am

Cold inflation activity (walk into a balloon envelope filled with cold air as it lies on the ground)

7.30am - 9.30pm

Workshops by Tourism Malaysia

5pm - 8pm

Cold inflation activity (walk into a balloon envelope filled with cold air as it lies on the ground)

5.45pm

Ticket counter opens (numbered tags given 30mins prior)

6pm

 Setting up of balloons for display and tethered rides

 Balloon display for 30mins - 1hour

 Tethered balloon ride (about 3 hours)

8.45pm

‘Night Glow’ set up

8.45pm - 9pm

Display of ‘Night Glow’ balloons

*The programme is subject to change without prior notice and balloon activities are subject to weather conditions

For more information on the opening ceremony, tickets, ways to get there, road closure and more please log onto www.penanghotairballoonfiesta.com

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:50
 

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