The perfect school holiday plans for parents, children will be immersed in quality attractions featuring a mix of balloon exhibitions, rides and other joyful activities.
This fiesta places Malaysia on the World Ballooning Map for attracting balloon pilots from different parts of the world since the beginning of Putrajaya Balloon Fiesta in 2009.
More than 150,000 spectators attended the first fiesta and the number doubled in 2013 reaching a total Ad value of RM 3,180,206. The fiesta was featured on multiple international media coverage transforming Putrajaya into a world class venue for international events.
A new experience in the aviation industry is being promoted by allowing the public to be a part of the only annual event that features Hot Air Balloons in the country. This mission would educate, expose and instill a level of awareness towards the ballooning industry among Malaysians.
Chairman, Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
Captain Mohammad Sobri Saad has been flying for over 15 years in various countries around the world. His travels include Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Thailand, Philippine, Vietnam and South Korea. He recalls his best flight experience was flying in The French Alps in 2013, where the flying high altitude in very cold condition was "exhilarating".
One of his more adventurous flights was during the Vietnam Balloon Meet in 2012 whereby his balloon was blown into the sea but he managed to steer the balloon back to land ‐ after climbing over 2,000ft above sea level.
He claims ballooning is his passion and lifelong hobby. His interest in ballooning started when he was introduced to the sport by his good friend the late Captain Khairudin Abdul Rani. He relates, he has never found another hobby that fuels his passion more ever since. On a normal office day, he is the CEO of EA Holdings Berhad.