2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival Conclusion

After nine colourful and event filled days, the 2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival came to a glorious conclusion. The eighth edition of festival, decorated with several firsts, is recognized as the most successful since the festival began in 2007. Royal FLORIA Putrajaya has witnessed tremendous growth since its inception and for 2015, the festival featured 400,000 flower and garden exhibits from many different species, cultivars and ornamental plants spread across the 11.2 hectare festival site.   This year festival featured more than 300 activities which thrilled visitors and participants alike, many of whom stuck around the festival site long after closing hours. The Spring and Winter Gardens proved to be the most popular attractions and visitors waited in line patiently for more than an hour to enter and take in the unique sights on show. The festival was held over the school holidays and this proved to be a positive factor providing vacationing families and students a healthy and worthwhile destination during the holidays. The organizer of the festival, Putrajaya Corporation, was also generous to charge nominal entrance fees of RM5 for adults and RM1 for children below 12. It attracted close to one million visitors over the nine day period.   Themed “Tapestry of Hues” the festival presented the Lily as the festival flower, and the flower can be seen over the festival site and many visitors took the opportunity to purchase the flowers for as low as RM15 at the Garden Bazaar and Horticulture Mart. Visitors from as far as Ipoh, Perak were not disappointed and took the opportunity to also purchase many different...

Putrajaya President Urges Waterski Team To Do Their Best To Bring Back Golds From 28th Sea Games

PUTRAJAYA: The national waterski team to the 28th SEA Games was given a treat of visiting the 2015 Royal Floria Putrajaya by the PPj President, Tan Sri Dato‘ Seri (Dr.) Aseh Bin Che Mat after the team was tasked by the PPj President to bring back the golds from Singapore. The young waterski team led by team captain & veteran national skier Alex Yoong trains all year round in Putrajaya’s excellent facilities at the national training centre based at the Marina Putrajaya at prescient 5. Tan Sri Aseh told the team to do their best and the results will be evident for now and for the future as he joined the team and PPj officers for a photo session on the morning of Friday 5th June at his PPj office. After the visit the team visited the 2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Festival nearby and had a tea reception there. Sea Games WaterSki Team28th Sea Games WaterSki Team visits The HobbitTan Sri Aseh with Malaysia's 28th Sea Games WaterSki TeamTan Sri Aseh with young members of Malaysia's 28th Sea Games WaterSki TeamMalaysia's 28th Sea Games WaterSki Team The waterski team will depart for the 28th SEA Games from Marina Putrajaya at 8.30am on Tuesday 9th June with the competition to be held at Bedok Reservoir ski site in Singapore from the 11th to the 14th of June. Eleven events are to be contended in waterski and the Malaysian team is aiming for a haul of 3 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronzes in their mission. Putrajaya will be the host venue for the waterski events in the next SEA Games...

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur Bags 2015 University Garden Competition Champion Award

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur was crowned the winner of the 7th University Gardens Competition in conjunction with the 8th Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2015 organised by Putrajaya Corporation in cooperation with the Ministry of Education Malaysia. The competition saw 57 mini gardens that were designed and laid out by more than 1240 students, lecturers and teachers. The competition held during Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2015 witnessed a marked improvement in garden concepts, work quality and the quality of plant exhibits mobilised to highlight lilies, the 8th Royal FLORIA festival flower as the main attraction in the gardens. The gardens entered in the competition were live exhibits aimed at manifesting values that correspond to love for natural beauty while increasing awareness amongst students on the quality of our natural environment that needs to be enhanced with the creation of gardens filled with trees and flowering plants. This Schools and University Gardens competition at Royal FLORIA is the first such competition in the world. The competition this year saw Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur winning the University Gardens Gold Award as the best university garden. The award came with a cash prize of RM2,000.00, trophy and medals for the participants. Dato’ Lela Maharaja Vocational College won the silver award bagging a cash prize of RM1,500.00, trophy and medals. While Nilai Polytech won the bronze award receiving RM1,000.00 cash, a trophy and medals. In the secondary schools competition, the Gold Award went to SMK Puchong who won RM1,500.00 cash, trophy and medals. SMK Bandar Tasik Kesuma grabbed the Silver Award with RM1000.00 cash, a trophy and medals...

China-Malaysia Friendship Garden Opening Ceremony

China-Malaysia Friendship Garden Remains Permanent Componenet of Anjung Floria The 8th Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2015 organised by Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) with the support of The Ministry of Federal Territories (KWP), reached a historic milestone with the official opening of the Malaysia-China Friendship Garden, a Lingnan-styled garden complete with distinctive Chinese elements and character, as a permanent component of Anjung Floria. In cherishing a lasting and monumental friendship between Malaysia and China started since the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah during the Malacca Sultanate, the warm and cordial relationship has been strengthened with the setting up of a replicate China-Malaysia Friendship Garden in Dongguan City Prefecture to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia since the last visit of Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia. The garden in Dongguan is named Zhi Yuan. “Zhi” means acquaintance or friend, while “Yuan” takes a symbolic meaning as an alluring landscape of a meeting point, embodying the concept of “one view, same direction”. China-Malaysia Friendship Garden-EntranceChinese-Malaysia Friendship Garden - Side ViewChinese-Malaysia Friendship Garden - InteriorChinese-Malaysia Friendship Garden- Side Entrance   The development of the Lingnan-styled garden at Anjung Floria is reminiscent of the innovative approach adopted by PPj in adding to the variety of components at Royal FLORIA Flower and Garden Festival as a pull factor for visitors. It also reflects the initiative taken by PPj to position Royal FLORIA at par as an international flower and garden festival. This inaugural Friendship Garden was developed in collaboration with the Malaysia-China Friendship Association (PPMC) who had proposed the original idea...

Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015: The Grand Opening

2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Opens with Royal Hue Graced by The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah   The eighth edition of Royal FLORIA Putrajaya opens its doors to an expected 1 million visitors, unveiling the premier flower and garden festival in Malaysia and one of the grandest in the Asia-Pacific region. The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah Hamidun consented to grace the official opening ceremony marked by colourful pomp and gaiety reminiscent of a royal ensemble and flair. The festival debuted as the Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival in 2007, subsequently seeing tremendous growth in visitors and exhibits to be renamed royal FLORIA Putrajaya in 2013. And the festival has never looked backed since while looking to a future of receiving global recognition as another premier flower and garden festival. The festival is now a prominent fixture in Malaysia’s tourism calendar gaining the support of the Ministry of Federal Territories and Tourism Malaysia.   Themed “Tapestry of Hues” with Lilies as the Festival Flower, the festival features more than 100 species of lilies throughout the festival permanent site, Anjung Floria, at Precinct 4, Putrajaya in addition to more than 400,000 exhibits on flowers, gardens, landscaping and horticultural products over a nine-day official festival. Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 presents several new attractions including the Spring and Winter Gardens which are set to enthral visitors, especially children, with holograms, simulated snowflakes and fresh flowers designed beds.   While the embassy row, located at the Floral Pavilion, is a showcase of national flowers from various countries. Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 attracted the participation of twenty-eight countries including Australia, Canada, Cambodia,...

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