Floria 2013: Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival

The annual Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival , Floria 2013 is now on at the Waterfront adjacent to the Alaf Baru Monument in Presinct 2, Putrajaya.

This year’s annual flower show is expected to be the biggest event  since it started in 2007 and more than a million visitors are expected over the 9 days from 22nd June to 30th June, 2013.

Whilst the flower theme for 2012 was the perennial Bougainvilla this year’s theme features the tropical treasure of Orchiddaceae family, a diverse and widespread flowering plant commonly known as the Orchids.

To awe visitors young and old,  many other events are also on display ranging from showcase gardens to royal gardens, tea party gardens, floral pavilion, petting zoos, orchid competition, garden bazaar, landscaped vertical walls, entertainment by street performers, brass bands and food stalls.

Topping the Floria 2013  is the 1 MalaysiaInternatoinal Tourism Night Floral Parade which features 14 brightly illuminated floats cruising along the  3km stretch of the Putrajaya Lake in nightly splendour and ending each night with a grand fireworks display, while all the floats drop anchor.  This psychedelic display of lights and fireworks is aptly named the “Magic of the Night”.

Besides the 2 floats from the Minstry of Tourism, a total of 12 other from the various states of Malaysia are taking part.  Noticeably the following 4 states namely Penang, Selangor, Kelantan and Kedah did not sent in any entry and the only foreign participant is from  Suzhou, China.

Below are some of the images taken during the opening night on June 22, 2013.

One of the many colourful floral pavilion in the Floria 2013 at Putrajaya on June 22, 2013.
The flower theme for Floria 2013 is the perenail flowering Orchid, the tropical treasure.
Visitors posing in front of the floral pavilion presented by DBKL.
The Penang Floral Pavilion presented by the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang features a few dragons around a replica of the Masjid Kapitan and beautiful orchid landscape.
A dazzling spectacular fireworks display at the end of each nights floral floats cruising the Putrajaya Lake.
A dazzling fireworks display over the many colourful floral floats on the Putrajaya Lake.
The 1 Malaysia Floral Float cruising the night waters of the Putrajaya Lake.
The Floral float of the Putrajaya Corporation which is the organiser of the Floria 2013.
The floral float from teh State of Johore.
The floral float from Terengganu.
The floral float from Sarawak.
The floral float from the State of Perlis.
The floral float from the state of Negri Sembilan.
The floral float from Melaka.
The floral float from Sabah.