7th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015

The annual Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has drawn crowds from all walks of life to witness a one-of-a-kind event where colourful hot air balloons fill the skyline of Putrajaya, enthralling visitors and photographers alike. This year, the event promises to be even bigger with a slew of international balloonists showcasing their unique hot air balloon designs to delight the crowd.

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1. A burner unit was seen lying on the field near to Monument Alaf Baru where balloonists prepare their morning flight.

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2. Hot air balloons are first inflated partially with cold air from a gas-powered fan before directing hot air with propane burner to fully inflate it.

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3. Ton Rentier from Holland was inspecting a burner unit with his semi-inflated Van Gogh hot air balloon at the background.

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4. Amy from Thailand (third from the left) was seen taking a group picture with her crew members before the take-off. She is also the only female participant in the 7th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015.

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5. Scores of visitors were crowding at the launch site early in the morning to watch hot air balloons being inflated.

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6. A crew member directing the burner into the mouth of the hot air balloon.

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7. Another view of the crew member directing the burner into the mouth of the hot air balloon.

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8. The seventh edition of Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta features seventeen hot air balloons colouring the skies of Putrajaya.

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9. A balloonist was seen grasping the handling rope attached to the balloon basket before take-off.

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10. As the sun rises, hot air balloons began to take their respective shape and sizes, providing a sight that was nothing short spectacular.

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11. Crew members were getting ready to inflate the Van Gogh balloon.

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12. A hot air balloon which bears the name of the organising company of the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was the first to be fully inflated to signify the official launch of the event.

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13. The event organiser’s balloon took flight as the rest of the hot air balloons waited for their turn to fly.

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14. A high speed shot of the burner unit emitting an intense burst of flame into the balloon.

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15. A closer look at the hot air balloon or ‘envelope’ interior consisting of pieces of nylon or polyester fabrics sewn together.

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16. Various shots of the hot air balloons during take off.

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17. Burn marks were spotted at the mouth of a hot air balloon resulting from extended use.

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18. One of the highlight at the event was Ton Rentier’s (Holland) Van Gogh balloon which was designed to commemorate the famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh.

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19. A visitor was seen talking a selfie picture with the Van Gogh balloon.

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20. A shot of Thailand’s hot air balloon as it graces the skies of Putrajaya.

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21. The fiesta also showcased a thermal airship. Unlike hot air balloons, the airship can be propelled through the air rather than simply drifting with the wind.

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22. Hot air balloons in various colours, shapes and sizes graced the skies of Putrajaya early in the morning.

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23. Hot air balloons are nothing short of spectacular, providing a great opportunity for many photography enthusiasts to capture pictures during the event.

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24. Richard Lawhorm from United States flew the eye-catching bird shaped balloon.

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25. Kwang Il Jeon (Philippines) making his flight at fiesta.

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26.One of the hot air balloon was seen doing a low altitude flying across the river next to Monumen Alaf Baru.

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27. Michael Bauwens (United States) was seen flying his hot air across Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

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