1. Magic of the Night 2016 @ Putrajaya

1. Magic of the Night 2016 @ Putrajaya

I have always wanted to check out the annual event of Magic of the Night in Putrajaya but never had the chance to, until this year.

2. Sabah

2. Sabah

3. Pulau Pinang

3. Pulau Pinang

Magic of the Night, which is held concurrently with Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival, is where a parade of flotillas (or decorated boats) featuring the best attractions and icons of each state is showcased at Putrajaya Lake.

4. Perbadanan Putrajaya

4. Perbadanan Putrajaya

5. Johor Darul Takzim

5. Johor Darul Takzim

Therefore, the 2016 edition of Magic of the Night was also held from May 27 to June 4 this year for a total of nine days. Each night from 8pm onwards, visitors were able to witness the spectacularly decorated boats. The parade wrapped up with a colourful fireworks display every night. Imagine that!

6. Kedah Darul Aman

6. Kedah Darul Aman

7. Kelantan Darul Naim

7. Kelantan Darul Naim

It was disappointing that Sarawak’s flotilla ran into some technical issues and could not participate in the parade, the night I was there.

8. Melaka Darul Azim

8. Melaka Darul Azim

9. Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

9. Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

Also, I failed to get a spot where one could see Putrajaya in the background, so these photos could well be shot from anywhere in the world. But I figured that it was better for me to be in the front row than to forego this particular spot to look for a better one and not find it. These are better than none.

10. Pahang Darul Makmur

10. Pahang Darul Makmur

11. Perak Darul Ridzuan

11. Perak Darul Ridzuan

At the end of the nine days, the best boats were chosen. I had a few favourites but as an ‘Anak Perak’, I rooted for Perak and I am glad that we won! Congratulations to all the teams behind these winning flotillas!

12. Selangor Darul Ehsan

12. Selangor Darul Ehsan

13. Terengganu Darul Iman

13. Terengganu Darul Iman

The Overall Best Flotilla:
1st: Perak
2nd: Terengganu
3rd: Sarawak

The Best-Lighted Flotilla:
1st: Pahang
2nd: Penang
3rd: Sabah

The Most Creative Flotilla:
1st: Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj)
2nd: Selangor
3rd: Johor

Most Popular Flotilla:
Kelantan (with 86,000 Likes on Facebook)

14. Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia

14. Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia

So, which is your favourite flotilla?

Event: Magic of the Night 2016
Venue: Putrajaya Lake
Date: 27th May – 4th June, 2016
Time: from 8pm

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