GEORGE TOWN, Feb 9 – Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Night Glow Performance with Fireworks Display which happen this evening at Padang Polo with thousand of people attending. Also present were TYT Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas; Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his wife Betty Chew; Komtar Assemblymen, Teh Lai Heng; Chief Executive Officer of AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd, Izzati Khairuddin; and Chief Executive Officer of Penang Global Tourism, Ooi Chock Yan.
Lim said that Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was a present from Penang State Government to public which there were free of charged for public to watch the Hot Air Balloon, while in other country need to pay to watch the Hot Air Balloon. He said this in his speech during the launching of Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 at Padang Polo here this evening. He said there were be 15 big balloons from all the world and it has kick started another ‘Year of Festivals’.
“The success of the second Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta can be seen by the massive crowd and traffic. However, this year the organisers have made sure to implement more facilities and manpower to ensure the smooth of traffic flow plus the ample parking spaces,” Lim said.
“In addition, to the the impressive hot air balloons, there’s a whole range of family friendly activities to participate, more than previous year, such as giant inflatables, creative workshops, paramotor show, paddle boat rides, reverse bungees, trampoline and many more,” he said.