GEORGETOWN, Feb 9 – Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was kicked off at Padang Polo this morning. This is the second times that the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is being held in Penang again with the present of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng this morning.
AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Izzati Khairuddin said Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta had attracted 100,000 people on previous year, while expect 120,000 people visit on this year. There were three tethered balloons are open for rides to the public during the two-day fiesta which per session with 150 visitors with numbered tags.
There were be 15 international and local balloons in display. There were also 6 special shaped ones hot air ballon in display. In addition, to the the impressive hot air balloons, there will be fun activities for the whole family to participate such as giant inflatables, creative workshops, paramotor show, paddle boat rides, reverse bungees, trampoline and many more.
Early morning, there were visitors arriving and start to capture photo when the balloonists still set up the balloon. Meanwhile, Monkey Hot Air Balloon was also set up on this morning which represent the year of Monkey for Chinese in this festive season. There will be ‘Night Glow’ balloons to be display at Padang Polo here which will be happening tonight.