Putrajaya Floria 2013

“Orchid – Tropical Treasure” is the theme of Floria 2013 at Putrajaya.

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Today is the beginning of the 9 days flower and garden festival (22 to 30 June 2013).

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My past experience tell me that the flowers may not last for 9 days.

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The festival opens from 9am to 10pm (extended to 12 midnight on Friday to Sunday).

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Due to the recent haze and hot weather, I would recommend visitors to start their tour at the open exhibits before 8am.

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Don’t be frighten by the Red Riding Hood when you pass by this booth at night.

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The light is at its best about 9am, after that the heat and scorching sun may be too hot for most people.

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The flowers are best to be admired under natural light.

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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).

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To avoid the heat, I visit the outdoor exhibits, then the merchants booths and finally back to the air-conditioned hall.

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Visiting all the booths at Floria 2013 may take 2-3 hours.

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Admission is free of charge, that makes Flower and Garden Festival at good family outing.

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Visitors can see “sea of flower” and also some unique species.

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There was no surprise in Floria 2013 if you had visited the same festival before.

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Most of the presentations look very similar.

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I would not want to visit after a few days as most of the exhibits could not stand the extreme heat and dry up.

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So the best time to visit Putrajaya Floria is on the first day and first morning.

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I wish Malaysia has cooler temperature then it would be ideal to host flora festival.

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There are 2 halls with air conditioning. One of them exhibits artworks by students.

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You have to look up for some creative decorations, and sometimes look down for surprises. These pitcher plants are few inches above the ground.

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I am expecting more varieties of orchid flowers but the festival display quantity instead of variety.

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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.

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3 thoughts on “Putrajaya Floria 2013

  1. maycheah says:

    Thanks for sharing such myriad of colorful flowers.. and the thoughts that go into writing the captions that enhanced the postings.

    Appreciate your awesome photographic talent.

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