1st malaysian international fireworks competition – tips

the competition starts around 10 pm. so if you are from kl or live around 30 minutes from putrajaya, you should come early. to avoid heavy traffic, you should come by 7.30.

each competition lasts about 20 minutes.

shows by team global last about 10 minutes (or less).

the best place to see the fireworks is of course at the picc itself. there you can see the fireworks and listen to the symphony as well. ticket price for the event is RM 38.50 (entrance ticket) and RM 48.50, which includes fine dining. Tickets for the event are sold at the venue, counters in Alamanda at Presint 16, and online at Ticket Pro.
(source: http://www.virtualmalaysia.com/news/7782C477-188B-76AA-008CED7BB456430A.html).

the next best place is maybe around putrajaya; along the seri wawasan bridge and seri gemilang bridge, and at the government offices area. but the best place (at least for me) is by the lake in cyberjaya, about 2 kilometers ahead of cyberview lodge. the best spot by the lake is along the stretch to cyber heights villa (opposite sekolah seri puteri). some even watch from along the road that heading to dengkil. it’s quite crowded and interferes with the traffic actually, so not a very good spot imho.

around 10.30 pm is when the traffic jam starts. though the traffic in front of our home eases after 15 to 20 minutes, but the jam along the road from cyberjaya heading to kl and puchong lasts for an hour. maybe a little longer. so should you wish to avoid the tense, you should head home after 11.45. it’s quite late especially for the little ones. one way to avoid the jam is probably to take the erl, either board from kl station or bandar tasik selatan and stop at putrajaya/cyberjaya station. then take the 429 bus to cyberjaya. you can take the taxi to either picc or cyberjaya but i’m not sure about the fare, maybe around 10 ringgit cause they use coupon system instead of meter.

click here to see the erl (klia transit)  schedule from kl sentral: http://www.kliaekspres.com/index_train_schedules_transit_popup.html

there is also a shuttle service from KL,which is i think operated by the tourism malaysia cos the pick up point is at the mtc, jalan ampang. pls see below for more details:
(copied from http://www.virtualmalaysia.com/news/7782C477-188B-76AA-008CED7BB456430A.html)

BUS SERVICE DURING INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION

In conjunction with the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition from 18 August to 2 September 2007, the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus service will be providing transportation. Tourists in the Kuala Lumpur area can go to the venue of the event, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, and back via the special shuttle.

 

 

The bus schedule and fares are as follows:

 

Schedule:

Pick-up point

a. From Malaysia Tourism Centre, Jalan Ampang, to Putrajaya International Convention Centre – at 7 pm

 

Return journey

a. From Putrajaya International Convention Centre to hotels around Kuala Lumpur – at end of the show every night

 

Note: The bus service, however, will not be operating on Saturday, 1 September 2007.

 

 

Fares

a. Adults: RM25 per person (return)

b. Children (5 – 12 years): RM15 per person (return)

 

 

For more information, please contact:

KL Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Tel: +603 2691 1382

Fax: +603 2697 6488

E-mail: inquiry@myhoponhopoff.com.

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