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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Malaysia: Magic of the Night in Putrajaya

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com


Seventeen decorated boats are stirring the Putrajaya Lake to life for a few nights this week for Magic of the Night 2015. The event, which is already in its fifth year, showcases boats from various states in Malaysia, with one special entry from China and also Putrajaya Lake Cruise as well as Tourism Malaysia. Each boat features a dazzling combination of lights, colours and unique architectures that showcase the icons, cultures, heritage and traditions of each respective state. Combined with music and songs (which reflect the theme of each boat and/or state) that play in the background, I was transported to different states throughout Malaysia, readily imagining of places to go and things to do. And yes, not to forget, what to eat as well.

If we take just a moment to reflect on this, we can easily realise how Malaysia has a multitude of cultures, heritage and traditions despite its relative small size compared to other countries.

Talking about food, Magic of the Night 2015 also has a section where there are food stalls representing each state in Malaysia too. There’s nasi dagang from Terengganu, mee kolok from Sarawak, soups from Kedah, char kuey teow from Penang, satay tulang from Negeri Sembilan and many, many more, one might feel torn trying to decide whether to stay in the food stalls area or go to the lake to watch the boat cruise parade. ;)

Anyways, here are some photos that I took at the event. 

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com

Magic of the Night, Putrajaya, Malaysia | www.rambleandwander.com


So which boat do you like best?
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Overall, it was quite a colourful night indeed. Magic of the Night 2015 lasts until 11.00 p.m. Sunday 31st May 2015. If you're going there by public transport, there's a free shuttle service every 30 minutes from Putrajaya Central Station to the event site starting from 4.30 p.m. 




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Acknowledgment
My appreciation and thanks go to Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia and Gaya Travel Magazine for the trip.



Going to Putrajaya, Malaysia? Do check out these Putrajaya hotels for your accommodation requirements there.

For some ideas on what to do and seein Putrajaya, click here.

For other www.RambleAndWander.com blog entries on Malaysia, click here.


29 comments:

Comments and feedback are always appreciated. So do leave one or two if you have the time. Thank you!

  1. Very nice capture! The boats are beautifully decorated.

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    1. They are indeed. Some decorations are quite elaborate.

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  2. Great photos! The boats look so cool

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    1. Thanks! I wish I could have stayed longer and able to take more photos.

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  3. kecewa bro. br balik dr floria. tersalah info as both events happened at different presint. years before i think event ni kat tempat sama etc. tunggu jugakla td ingat ada parade....masuk dlm orkid pavilion, dgr fireworks...huhu

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    1. Alamak! Memang tempat lain. Floria dekat sebelah Masjid Besi kan? MOTN ni dekat dgn area Marina/ Pullman/ Heriot-Watt University. Esok ada lagi, malam terakhir.

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  4. So beautiful! I like the Endless Celebrations boat the most :)

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    1. That's one of my favourites too!
      :)

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  5. These floats look amazing. Great Photos.

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  6. wow, that is a fantastic show, I would love to see this in person one day!

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    1. You should. There's also an annual flower show event happening at the same time in Putrajaya as well, you can easily spend the whole day taking photos in the city.

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  7. Wow what a cool event! Great photos!

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  8. The lights reflecting from the boats to water make these images so special!

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    1. I wished the water was more still. And I wished I had a better lens. Okay, I still want to have a better lens.
      :D

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  9. So pretty! What beautiful scenery. I'd love to see these illuminations for myself - they look so festive!

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    1. It was quite festive. Not only you could enjoy these illuminations, you could also try out local delicacies and visit the nearby flower show as well.
      :)

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    1. Thanks. It was a fun & interesting event!
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  11. Great night shots! Those are tough to get.

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  12. In Southern California, we have a Christmas boat parade and I always found it so beautiful and magical but this is an entirely different level. Stunning photos! Now I want to add it to my list.

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  13. Night photography is so very difficult. Your photos make it look deceptively easy. What a beautiful event this must have been to see in person. We love Malaysia, and I'm realizing there is so much more to see even though we've visited twice.

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  14. Oh wow, I had no idea that Malaysia have something like this! To be honest, I've only seen something like this at Disneyland with their Fantasmic show but this is quite fascinating! Love all the decorations on the boats!

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  15. I like the Melaka boat the best. You've got some really good photos there too :-)

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  16. Thanks for sharing a fabulous event - the boats look amazing and I don't think I could pick a favourite!

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  17. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the Tourism Malaysia boat. Which one was your favorite?

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  18. What a magical parade! Your pictures of the event are fantastic and make me want to be there myself. A parade in the light of day is so wonderful to see - but at night, all the better!

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