Trying to get some fresh air this weekend? Head over to Putrajaya this weekend to visit the Royal Floria Putrajaya flower show.
The nine-day event which is held in the Anjung Floria event centre in Presint 4 of the administrative capital begins tomorrow and ends on Sept 2.
The flower show – which started in 2007 but became an annual affair in 2009 due to its popularity – is themed “10 Wonders of Floria” to reflect its milestone 10th show, with the stars of previous shows such as hibiscus flowers, orchids, heliconia, roses, bougainvillea, begonias, lilies and chrysanthemums making a comeback amid 40,000 other flowering plants.
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said there will be 29 international designers from nine countries at this year's show, namely China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.
“We expect the 9-day event to attract a million of visitors, which is higher than the last Royal Floria Putrajaya event which attracted 800,000 visitors,” he told the press after the exclusive media preview of the show today.
Members of the public can drop by from 9am to 10.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9am to midnight (Fridays to Sunday).
Organised by Putrajaya Corp (PPJ) and supported by the FT and Tourism, Art and Culture Ministries, Royal Floria Putrajaya aims to create a business networking platform for the floriculture and horticulture industries besides providing the public with a place to appreciate nature's beauty.
The festival also highlights commercial products from the horticulture and landscape industries, show gardens, floral design and floristry demonstrations as well as flower shows from local and international participants, where all the attractions are presented in a garden setting.
Visitors are encouraged to purchase Royal Floria 2018 tickets online or at the counter.