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Monday, July 2, 2012

Putrajaya Floria 2012 - The 1Malaysia International Night Floral Parade "Magic of the Night"

1. Night view of entrance to Floria 2012

This is the 5th year we are having the Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival but I have never been to Floria at night. Anyway, there is always a first time!

To get to the venue, we had to park our car very far and walk a quite a distance. By the time the show ended, we were stuck in a terrible traffic jam that seemed to last for ages.



2. Pathway leading to the VVIP area at main stage

There was a huge crowd on opening night. Almost everyone who went to Floria 2012 had a camera in hand. Some carry lighted wands, whistles and party packs. There was an atmosphere of camaderie among the people; young and old, couples, whole families from grandparents, parents to young children.  

I am sure that many fellow bloggers are here too, at the same time, same location to witness these moments of celebration. An overseas garden blogger (you know who you are ^_^) is here. My readers are also among the crowd. To all of you, I hope you had a great time at Floria 2012!

“Floria 2012 - The 1Malaysia International Night Floral Parade "Magic of the Night”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on July 2nd, 2012.

3. LED lights along the sidewalk

At night, the venue of Floria 2012 was lighted up like a magical wonderland.
Glittering LED displays light up the whole place in a kaleidoscope of colours.
A twinkle here, a sparkle there .....

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Lively music to entertain the crowd with live coverage on the giant TV screen.

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Lakeview of the futuristic 240m long Seri Wawasan Bridge, the landmark of Putrajaya city.

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Every moment it was changing, alternating between the different colours of a rainbow.

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I was at the waterfront, standing beside the lake.
I was waiting for the first sparkle of fireworks to light up the sky.
I was enchanted.

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I hope you'll like it too. 

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 The 1Malaysia International Night Floral Parade was officially launched by our Queen, HRH the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Hamimah and a burst of fireworks exploded in the sky.

The theme is "Magic of the Night".

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The pyrotechnics display at Putrajaya Lake.

11. Float from JOHOR state

The night event is organised by Tourism Malaysia and it complements Floria 2012.

12. Float from the state of MELAKA

A total of 15 decorated, lighted floatillas cruised along the Putrajaya Lake. 

Participating boats are from the various states of Malaysia,
China, Kenya and also from the Tourism Ministry and Tourism Malaysia.

13. Float from PERAK state

Look out for the first participant, a float from Suzhou, China which I think is the most beautiful and impressive. I can't show the picture here because my photos were over-exposed. Next came Kenya's float. The photos were also over-exposed! Hence, now I don't have any photos on the only 2 international participants. Lesson learnt:  Test your camera settings before the photography session begin. 


This floral parade will be on every night during the whole duration of Floria 2012 from 30 June to 8 July 2012. It starts at 8:30pm. There will also be a 5 min. fireworks display to end the night. 

23 comments:

  1. Oh you were there till the show ended! It must have been a long day for you. I loved the fireworks, but didn't like the Perak float that released birds at night. Some of them dived into the lake. Traffic was indeed horrible after the show. We parked at the parking lot just beyond the stalls so we took our own sweet time to walk to the car and head back.

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    1. Actually I went there twice on opening day. I too didn't like the Perak float. I think it is too subdue. I didn't even know that birds were released!

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  2. Those night photos are just beautiful. Had to be a fantastic site to see in person.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. It was indeed an enchanting experience to be under the glittering lights and lit trees. It feels like Christmas time!

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  3. Pięknie i kolorowo to wygląda na zdjęciach, ale bycie tam musiało być bardzo miłym przeżyciem. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful and colorful it looks in pictures, but being there must have been very nice experience. Yours.

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    1. Yes indeed. A lot of activities were going on that night.

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  4. 'Ooooooo! I would have loved it...It does look colorful and magical. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Y nos faltaba la noche, es una gran fiesta. Y no me la perdí gracias a tu post.

    Saludos.

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    1. Chomp's comments translated from Spanish, "And we were missing the night is a big party. And not because I missed your post".

      Yes it was indeed a big party!

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  6. hi, i was there during the day time and didn't realize there is a night parade until i read your blog. can i know what time does the night parade start? and what time do you advise me to leave to avoid the jam? i wish to visit it again to catch the parade

    thanks

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    1. The night parade is from 8:45 - 9:30pm. I think the jam will not be as bad during a weekday. You can get the link to Floria 2012's floor plan, location map and program details from my post here:

      http://mygardendirectory.blogspot.com/2012/06/floria-2012-on-30-june-8-july.html

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  7. Oh, that looks so exciting! Thank you for posting this story early. Will make my way there this weekend, if time permits.

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  8. That looks fun and fantastic Autumn Belle! Thanks for sharing, lovely insight on the event :)

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    1. Yes, I'm sure you'll have fun here at Floria in Malaysia!

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  9. Meriah! Everybody seems to enjoy themselves. Never been there yet hopefully someday.

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    1. Diana, I'm sure your children and family will like the experience!

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  10. very nice event. I was there yesterday.. Lovely night floral parade!

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    1. Riz, I'm glad you went and enjoyed the night events.

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  11. Yes, I know who I am. :-D

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    1. Haha, Bom - so near and yet so far!

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  12. That has to be one of the most spectacular shows...lights galore and very impressive....what a delight to see this autumn Belle!!

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