The Ministry of Tourism will again host the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition this August in Putrajaya. Renowned world-class Fireworks Teams from around the world will compete for the ‘Golden Merdeka Trophy’. The Ministry has announced that there will not be any Tickets sold this year at the Event. The event is Free for All! Speakers will be installed at the public viewing locations, enabling the spectators to enjoy the ‘Musical Firework Displays’. Entrance to PICC is Free. The events will be held on the 12th, 16h, 20th, 24th and 29th August 2008 which will be the Grand Finale.
For two weeks in August, the skies over Putrajaya are to be lit up by a series of pyrotechnics displays. The pyrotechnic artistry will be different from regular fireworks shows as this one is meticulously choreographed to music.
For 25 minutes on each competitive night, the maestros of the night will AWE spectators with breathtaking presentations of FIRE, LIGHT with MUSIC. Prior to the final night, a judging panel of international and local celebrities will select a winner. Although a prestigious award will be presented to the victorious team, their true prize is audience delight.
The highlight of the Event is a reverberating, GRAND FINALE which will be jointly designed and produced by last year winner Howard & Sons and MIFC Producer Joe Ghazzal. The theme decided on the Finale is “Colors of Malaysia”. You do not want to miss the World Class Finale Presentation on the 29th of August.
The competition, last year, drew an average of 350,000 to 400,000 live audiences to PUTRAJAYA each competition night, breaking all time record in attendance. Total numbers attended including international and domestic tourist for 2 weeks was estimated at whopping 3.5 Million people.
Zoomer : For photography lovers who always dream to capture these fantastic moments, this is your once in a year chance. Pack your camera bag, bring your tripod, and don’t forget to bring some drinks & food. Why? Since couple of hundred thousands people will be there, you are advised to be at your shooting site as early as 6 pm. And most likely you’ll be stucked there until after midnight. And to avoid the very-very bad jam, please don’t drive. The best option is for you to go there with your motorbike. So, good luck guys!