On 28th January 2007, I went to FloraFest 2007 Malaysia which is held in Putrajaya. This event is the first floral festival held in Malaysia (I believe...) in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007. The event is held from 20th Jan to 4th Feb 2007 with its theme - COLOUR OF HARMONY. Well, the decorated floats are very colourful n creatively decorated with all sort of flowers and coloured beans.
I missed out the highlight of the festival on 27th January 2007 - Floral Parade, which featuring beautifully decorated floats - because of job commitment. So, I went for the floats' exhibition on the other day (28th Jan) for photo-shooting purposely. Following are some of the photos I shot that day and a little story telling. Enjoy...
**All shot taken using E500, 14-45mm, Fluorescent WB, ISO400, Centre Weighted metering, no flash, -1.0 eV Exposure, Auto Mode**
***Dim and underexposed (I agreed) photos has been exchanged with newly edit photo. The new photo's exposure is ok to me now...how about you???***
Welcome to Pesta Flora 2007 (FloraFest 2007 as in English)
When I get in to the exhibition tent, I am shocked to see the big crowd. It was really hard to shoot in the over-crowded situation like this.
While I was busy shooting, I can see many happy family taking photo with the decorated floats. For this photo, the son seems not happy with his position.
DBKL's float is the first float to be seen when entering the huge tent. This float get Creative award. But I do not see this float is more creative than other float... :/
Melaka state brings real coconut tree. (???!!)
Next in line is Perak state's float. The decoration behind the float is nice (at least to me).
Selangor state's float is nothing special. The flower decoration is quite nice.
Kelantan is sending a traditional decorated boat(float) to the festival. This boat's head is eye-catching.
The flower decoration at the tail of the boat is very nice too.
Is Labuan FT well-known as fishing destination???
A very colourful display of float by Penang state. I can see a frog playing violin...
...and a nicely posed praying mantis.
Negeri Sembilan state's float is introducing banana boat.
Pahang state's float is one of the best float. The peacock (erm...should be peacock) is just astonishing.
Johor state's float is full of roses...
Perlis state's float full of flower and butterfly decoration.
Sabah state's float is the best one I can see in the exhibition.
The spining tail of giant iguana is really attractive.
The best decorated butterfly in the exhibition.
Sarawak state is sending their 'Kenyalang' pirate to this festival.
A giant decorated turtle from Terengganu state's float.