Balloon Fiesta To Include Zumba And Yoga Session In The Picnic Area


KUALA LUMPUR, 18 FEBRUARY 2016- The 8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 is well on its way to lift off in the blue skies this coming March. The highly anticipated three-day fiesta will be returning with their exciting line-up of not-to-be-missed activities that can be enjoyed by every one of all ages and backgrounds.

Just a few meters away from the Launching Field Zone, fiesta visitors at the ‘Picnic Area’ would not only have the privilege of enjoying the sight of beautiful hot air balloons float up into the blue skies, but, this year, they will also be able to participate in a Yoga and Zumba session that will take place in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, 12th March, and Sunday, 13th March 2016 to encourage healthy living and lifestyles.

The Yoga and Zumba sessions will kick-off at 7.30am and will continue for an hour, as the sun begins to rise and the morning starts off with the sounds of beautiful balloons being inflated a few meters away. Imagine exercising in crisp, fresh, open air with multi-colored balloons in the background. It will definitely be a sight to remember!

If the picturesque views haven’t already attracted you, here’s hoping that the health benefits will. Apart from aiding in weight loss; Yoga and Zumba helps to reduce stress, increase strength and endurance, improve flexibility and increase your blood flow and so much more. Both forms of exercise and relaxation are known to also help improve sleep patterns and posture.

The Yoga session will be conducted on Saturday, 12th March, by renowned Malaysian Yoga instructor (and well-known Jazz singer/ songwriter), Atilia Haron; founder and owner of the YogaOneThatIWant Studio. If you’re new to Yoga, fret not! The session will be a perfect introduction to this form of exercise, where you will be able to learn basic sun salutations, sitting and standing poses, yoga stretches as well as arm balances and inversion poses. Visitors can bring their own mats or have a choice of renting one of our Under Armor yoga mats.If you are a regular yoga enthusiast, take this opportunity to practice yoga in a unique and fun setting!

On the last day of the event, Sunday, 13th March; Zumba enthusiasts can expect to get their blood flow going and their adrenaline pumping as they move to the beats of vibrant music in the wee hours of the morning.


Once you’re done with Yoga and Zumba; pick a comfortable beanbag of your choice and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast meal with family and friends, taking in the sights of the hot air balloons slowly drifting in the skies above. Make sure to pre-order your “Balloon & Breakfast” sets via online purchase beforehand, to take advantage of the delicious choices of breakfast sets brought to you by well-known bakery café, Tous les Jours.


For only RM50 per person, visitors can enjoy a one-hour exercise session (Yoga or Zumba) coupled with a “Balloon & Breakfast” set. If you’re looking to skip the Yoga and Zumba sessions and just enjoy the “Balloon & Breakfast” set, you can do so with a minimal fee of just RM 30 for adults and RM 20 for young children, aged between 4 to 12 years old.

Our Yoga and Zumba spaces as well as our Breakfast sets are selling out fast so make sure to gather your family and friends and pre-order your exercise and breakfast sets online, no later than the 7th March 2016.

Visit to book your spot for Zumba and Yoga and pre-order your breakfast sets today. The Fiesta is a free event open to all age groups for locals and visitors to the city. To find out more information on the event, call 03 – 9044 0002 or check out fiesta’s website and follow their Facebook page


The 8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is organised by AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd and Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj).

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