Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

1. Sky Rides Festivals Park, Putrajaya

The country’s first and biggest tethered balloon ride is offered at Skyrides Festivals Park in Putrajaya.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

2. photo gallery in the holding room

Hovering some 120 metres above ground in the balloon while beholding the panoramic view of Putrajaya is an experience to cherish.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

3. a park staff handling our liability release forms

The helium gas-powered balloon made from aircraft material is imported from the United Kingdom and meets all safety standards imposed by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

4. the balloon takes off

This tethered balloon ride, also popular in the United States, United Kingdom and even India, is wheelchair-friendly and is suitable for all ages, except those with anxiety disorders.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

5. inside the balloon

This one at Skyrides Festivals Park is also the first such balloon in the world on water.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

6. a view from inside the balloon

The excitement level of this balloon ride very much depends on the wind condition. It there is no wind at all, it is like taking an open-air elevator.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

7. Putra Mosque from afar

A bit of wind is good as it sways the balloon. On the other hand, if the wind is too strong (above 26 knots), the balloon is lowered immediately to avoid any untoward incident.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

8. Millennium Monument with Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in the background

The average number of people per ride is 18 but it also depends on the wind. Stronger wind means fewer people can ride on the balloon.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

9. a view of the SkyWarrior Rainforest Challenge

The balloon ride has no fixed schedule as it is on-demand. On peak days, it flies up to 30 times. Each ride takes about 15 minutes only. If the weather is unfavourable, the management would refund the fare.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

10. aerial view of the SkyWarrior Rainforest Challenge

Fare for the balloon ride is: Adult: USD17 / RM68 and Child (2 – 12 years old): USD15 / RM60.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

11. a participant of the SkyWarrior Rainforest Challenge attempts the Marudi Crossing

Other attractions in the Skyrides Festivals Park which opened to the public at the end of April this year are the SkyWarrior Rainforest Challenge with water-themed obstacle courses, SkyKids amusement centre for children, SkyCruise for lakeside sailing, SkyTaste as well as SkyCafe for dining, among others.

Sky Rides Festivals Park Putrajaya

12. posing for the camera after successfully completing the SkyWarrior Rainforest Challenge

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