Hey guys if you don’t know, there’s a dragon boat festival going on at Putrajaya now. The event started yesterday (5th June) and it will end tomorrow (7th June) so if you are interested you still have plenty of time to be there. Putrajaya’s first ever International Dragon Boat Festival is held at the man-made lake at Putrajaya’s Water Sports Complex, Precinct 6.
I just went and have a look so here are som photos of the event. Do take note that Precinct 6 is no where near the Government complex or Alamanda shopping center, it’s near PICC where the Fireworks competition was held. Take the road leading to Dengkil or PICC and you will see road signs to Precinct 6.
I don’t have a tele lens so this is pretty much the most zoom I could get. Only the participants, staff and media are allowed into the boat racing area. Sigh, how I wish I could get a close up shot of the boats…
The Water Sport Complex’s stadium, it gives you a full, unblocked frontal view of the event.
The viewing platform, I assume. Off limits to visitors though. Click here to continue reading >
The month long Malaysia International Fireworks Competition 2008 has finally ended. The winner of the competition went to Spain while Malaysia was the 1st runner up, not bad huh. It was a pity I didn’t get to witness team Spain’s performance last week, as it was highly praised. But getting to witness three out of five possible performances is still quite good for me.
I thought it was going to be Australia’s turn in the [tag]MIFC[/tag] finale last night at [tag]Putrajaya[/tag], but that didn’t happen. Instead, all the teams were combined into Team Global – which Malaysia led the [tag]firework[/tag]s performance. It was an explosive and thrilling display that entertained the largest crowd turnout in the competition!
Luckily there were little clouds and the sky was clear on the finale night. There was almost no wind though, so there are plenty of smoke in the photos. Such a pity.
Spain’s fireworks in the finale was the most creative and outstanding, so nice that it clearly stood out from the rest. They also managed to program the fireworks to really match with the accompanying song’s rhythm!
Yesterday was team China’s turn to display their firework performance in the [tag]Malaysia International Fireworks Competition[/tag] [tag]MIFC[/tag] 2008 @ PICC. Since it was performed by [tag]China[/tag], I guess many people had high expectations and the crowd was much bigger compared to Malaysia’s. Moreover, it was held on a weekend.
Team China used the romantic story of Niu Land and Zhi Nu as the fireworks’ background. And even the music throughout the fireworks was specially composed by the team. As much as I was impressed by their efforts to incorporate a deity from the Chinese mythology and the nice song into the fireworks performance, it was a weaker display compared to team Malaysia in my opinion.
Malaysia International Fireworks Competition 2008 – MIFC is currently being held at PICC, Putrajaya. There are 5 teams in this fireworks competition namely Malaysia, China, Spain, Canada and Australia. Being the host for a second consecutive year, team Malaysia was the first to display fireworks last night on 12th August 08.
Unlike the previous year, there won’t be any tickets sold this year. Entrance to [tag]PICC[/tag] to witness the [tag]firework[/tag] display is totally free! Even shuttle buses are provided to transfer spectators from the car park to PICC. Each firework display will last about 20-25 minutes and it was a dazzling performance by team [tag]Malaysia[/tag]!
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