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.
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.
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!
It was disappointing that Sarawak’s flotilla ran into some technical issues and could not participate in the parade, the night I was there.
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.
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!
The Overall Best Flotilla:
The Best-Lighted Flotilla:
The Most Creative Flotilla:
1st: Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj)
Most Popular Flotilla:
Kelantan (with 86,000 Likes on Facebook)
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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