Bougainvillea – enduring beauty

The  Putrajaya Floria 2012, which was held for nine consecutive days starting from June 30, came to an end on July 8 with Suzhou, China winning the “overall best Flotilla” award in the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade.

The colourful and brightly lighted up floral float from Suzhou, China

A total of 15 floral floats mainly from the various states in Malaysia and 2 international participants, Suzhou from China and Kenya took part in the parade.

According to the Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing  Minister, Raja Nong Chik, the 9 day festival had grossed over RM2 million worth of sales of the plant products, accessories and refreshments.

Up to a million visitors have visited the 9 day floral showcase with the theme “Bougainvillea -enduring beauty” which was held at the Putrajaya Lake in Precinct 2.  Some 400,000 plants of various species were on exhibition with schools, universities and corporations displaying various landscaping, garden design, flower displays and horticultural presentations.

Below are some of the images taken in the evening of the last day of the 9 day floral festival.

Entrance to the Floria is free for the public

Floral landscaping on display

Cactus garden

Bougainvilliea ( bunga kertas) on display

This bougainvillea garden is a big hit especially with shutterbugs

An indoor graden display

An indoor garden display

A floral display

As the sun sets, the displays gradually light up

This garden display by the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang is no doubt the biggest attraction

Sunset at the Monument Alaf Baru in Precinct 2, Putrajaya

The metallic Mirzan Mosque glowing in the sunset. Visitors can take a ride  around the lake in the ferry

This floral display at the lake side comes a viewing platform. However it can take only up to 10 persons for safety reasons

A five minute firework display marks the end of the Putrajaya Floria 2012