“Orchid – Tropical Treasure” is the theme of Floria 2013 at Putrajaya.
Today is the beginning of the 9 days flower and garden festival (22 to 30 June 2013).
My past experience tell me that the flowers may not last for 9 days.
The festival opens from 9am to 10pm (extended to 12 midnight on Friday to Sunday).
Due to the recent haze and hot weather, I would recommend visitors to start their tour at the open exhibits before 8am.
Don’t be frighten by the Red Riding Hood when you pass by this booth at night.
The light is at its best about 9am, after that the heat and scorching sun may be too hot for most people.
The flowers are best to be admired under natural light.
If you plan to visit during the evening, you can consider staying back for the “Magic of the Night” fireworks and lantern boats (starts on 8:30pm every night during this festival).
To avoid the heat, I visit the outdoor exhibits, then the merchants booths and finally back to the air-conditioned hall.
Visiting all the booths at Floria 2013 may take 2-3 hours.
Admission is free of charge, that makes Flower and Garden Festival at good family outing.
Visitors can see “sea of flower” and also some unique species.
There was no surprise in Floria 2013 if you had visited the same festival before.
Most of the presentations look very similar.
I would not want to visit after a few days as most of the exhibits could not stand the extreme heat and dry up.
So the best time to visit Putrajaya Floria is on the first day and first morning.
I wish Malaysia has cooler temperature then it would be ideal to host flora festival.
There are 2 halls with air conditioning. One of them exhibits artworks by students.
You have to look up for some creative decorations, and sometimes look down for surprises. These pitcher plants are few inches above the ground.
I am expecting more varieties of orchid flowers but the festival display quantity instead of variety.
Orchid is perhaps the most suitable flower for exhibition as the flowers bloom for longer duration. I hope the haze goes away soon and the flowers hang on for little longer. Let’s our fellow visitors enjoy the tropical treasures.