Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns to Putrajaya in 2014

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Next March, Putrajaya will once again host a fiesta like no other in the country. The thriving government capital will be converted to a major tourist and visitor attraction site over a four-day period from 27 – 30 March 2014. An event that is not to be missed, 2014’s fiesta is the sixth installment of the internationally recognized hot air balloon fiesta, featuring the attendance of more than 20 hot air balloons all over the world, including at least five special shaped hot air balloons.

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Admission is free so all are welcome to experience a fresh view of the skies by going on the tethered hot air balloon rides or coast the stunning Putrajaya skyline in a helicopter joy ride. For those who search for a bit of adventure, the Mountain Dew Extreme Zone boasts an array of outdoor fun including water zorbing and rock climbing. Food and beverage outlets aplenty, be sure to grab a meal at KFC outlets at the fiesta and remember to keep yourself hydrated.

Younger kids will not miss out on the fun in the sun as they wait for the hot air balloons to take flight – the kids’ play area is back this year and offers a variety of amusement rides, coloring contests, arts & crafts and many more.

To find out more information and enquiries on the event, call 03-7981 8712 or check out their website www.myballoonfiesta.com and follow their Facebook account Facebook.com/myballoonfiesta. This event is organized by AKA Balloon Sdn. Bhd, Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) and Malaysian Sports Aviation Federation (MSAF).

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One World Lodge, Bentong

Team E.T.A hits the road again. This time we had an impromptu visit to Bentong, a quiet, laidback town located in Pahang.

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We arrived late at night. Not much things to do and hotels around town are pretty much a tourist trap for desperate travelers. Except for One World Lodge.

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Located in the heart of Genting Town. Small coffee shops and eateries easily accessible from the hotel. You can’t miss this place. It’s just in front of Pasar Besar Bentong.

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The reception

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Deco at the lobby

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Sitting area at the lobby

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Common area in front of our room.

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Smokers would approve. Smoking area is provided.

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Our room. Was expecting something shoddy for rm66 per night.

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But the room was surprisingly spacious and clean.

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TV for entertainment purpose and free WiFi in the room for your convenience.

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Kettle is provided for you to make tea or coffee.

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The bathroom. Is clean and spacious.

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Hot water shower is available, so no worries about having to bathe with cold water.

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Toiletries is provided too. The hotel although is a budget range, is pretty much complete. Comfort for fraction of the price.

Highly recommend if you’re looking for accommodation in Bentong. For bookings and room reservation:

 

One World Lodging
No. 50-52
Jalan Ah Peng
28700 Bentong,
Pahang, Malaysia
Phone: 09-2221088

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