Jul 1, 2014

18 Flower Power at Floria Putrajaya 2014

I was adamant about making it to the event this year after having missed the last two. This well-known line rings true:

"When you want something badly enough, nothing can stop you...!"

There were many occasions that gave me reason to miss it - visiting-friends, work, the heat wave, an outstation trip for a wedding. But I kept a steady eye on the goal, as with many things in life.

The 'don't-stop-believing' side of gleeful me has fueled a number of achievements that I have, at first, perceived to be unobtainable. As I write this, I laugh at my silly optimism. All this, over a flower fair!

Floria Putrajaya, a flower and garden festival, is a week-long event which is held annually in Malaysia. It showcases international and local talents in floral arrangements, landscaping and art pieces. The activities are organised to ignite a love for plants. This is also a great place to stalk for special plants to buy I'm told, but I really can't tell as I sit under level 'newbie'.

You can read more about Floria at the official website : http://floriaputrajaya.com.my

Check out some of the photos I took on the last day of the event. The place was a flurry of photographing activities - selfies, wefies, groufies. You get the picture.

I love these colourful umbrellas. It provides partial shade from the scorching afternoon sun and adds liveliness to the atmosphere, don't you think?

Pretty shade of umbrellas

The walking path is lined with beautiful fresh flowers.

The purple flower that is Mona Lavender

This garden of pinwheel flowers, its petals swirling at the gust of a wind, is another popular photo-taking spot.

Picture pretty

Smile!

Behold! A ship in a man-made pond with live ducks, and bubbling water for that bit of realistic-ness.

Real ducks in a man-made pond

A majestic entrance for the royal themed park.

Taman DiRaja

As you can tell by now, this is one outing where you should really bring a camera along, but if you do forget to, there's always a photographer nearby for that souvenir shot.

Photographer on duty

I like this piece, but can't tell if it's part of Floria or if it has been there all along. It lists the names of all the parks that are located in Putrajaya. I intend to visit each one!

A Globe listing all of the parks in Putrajaya

I had an exciting day at the Floria festival and hope to return next year. Hopefully, on the first day to witness the grand opening, and preferably stay until late night to see the firework display and catch the lighted floral floats.

This visit spurs me to improve my gardening skills. If they can grow nice flowers and plants in this impossibly hot and smoke-hazy weather, so can I! I paid RM10, went home with four succulents. 


18 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! I love flower shows and the colourful umbrellas in the first photo look great

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  2. Nice, so colourful, but why not much flower pics? I see wind fan toys only ;)

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    1. Haha...you caught me, Ez!!! I was saving it for another post ^.^

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  3. Oh! Who doesnt fall in love with those flowers! Too beautiful!

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    1. I knowwWww...it was just everywhere - imagine having a home full of flowers. I'd be ecstatic!

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  4. so so so beautiful
    I missed the event
    I should make it next year ^^
    MY-Emily

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    1. ..looking forward to bumping into each other ;)

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  5. Beautiful place and great pictures. I like this idea with umbrellas.

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    1. Me too! Too lovely not to fall in love with :)

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  6. Wow. Looks like a really great time. The umbrellas cracked me up.

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    1. Probably the most photographed ..haha

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  7. What fun! I love those umbrellas!

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    1. Me too, Abbe! It just spells happy :D

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  8. OMG, what a colour post! Love them all, dear!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. It was a vibrant affair! ^.^

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  9. Splendid I would love to be there to capture the beautiful sight

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    1. I would have loved to see your amazing shots :D

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