Floria Putrajaya 2010

July 17th, 2010 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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I’m sure many folks are aware of the ongoing Floria Festival in Putrajaya. It started on 10th July and will end on the coming Sunday, 18th. Its basically a flower exhibition. The theme this is on Heliconia flowers.

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We went to the festival last Sunday, at around 9.15am. Based on 2007’s experience,  I estimated about 3 hours would be sufficient to cover the whole area. Guess what, it took our 7 hours to cover the grounds, and we didn’t even managed to enter the indoor exhibition!

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We started at the Putrajaya Cruise area, visiting the booths set up by schools and IPTA/IPTS. Then, we proceeded to visit the lots of state governments, federal agencies and such. The Landscape Department had some performers from Peru.

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The outdoor exhibition are itself took us nearly 3.5 hours. We had to take a break to quench our thirst. There were two location for food, one was the numerous stalls along Persiaran Perdana, and the other is the few mobile vehicles (including fast food operators) near the lake. The weather was very hot, and I pity those who came with kids and elderly folks. Luckily, there were tram services along with rickshaw rides to alleviate the strain on the feet.

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By the time we reached the main tent for indoor exhibition, the queue was about 30 people long. At one of the locations near the tent entrance, we found five small ducklings try their best to hide under the shades. Pity the animals!

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We decided to visit the stalls selling flowers (especially orchids, herbs and fruit/vege plants) and gardening stuff. Bought some plants and stuff. Took another break to rehydrate. When we went back to the main tent, the queue was even longer! We decided to return another day to visit the indoor exhibition.

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By the time we left the place around 4.15pm, I think we covered most of the 15 acres of the festival.

We made our second trip on Tuesday the 13th, at around 7pm. The crowd was very minimal (According to the stall staff, Monday was even worse). I guess the frenzy is on weekends only. We visited the indoor exhibition which housed exhibition by famous designers. Sorry to say, very few of those impressed me. Maybe I’m not able to understand the exhibits.

From Floria Putrajaya 2010 Part 2
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We also dropped by the bonsai exhibition area (outside the tent) which we skipped on the first visit. Some pretty impressive-sized bonsai were on exhibition.

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We bought some stuff at the stall, and then made a quick walk along the outdoor exhibition plots. Night time photography was more difficult (I didn’t bring tripod). The second trip took about 2.5 hours. BTW, the ducklings were fast asleep, probably too tired and exhausted.

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Words of advice: Weekend crowd is a lot, so come early. The doors open at 9am. Bring hat/umbrella and water.

First trip Photos:

Second trip Photos:

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