The 2019 Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was held on Saturday, 9th February 2019 to Sunday, 10th February 2019 at the Padang Polo, Penang.
The event was officiated by the Yang di-Pertuan Negeri of Pulau Pinang, Tun Dato' Seri Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas along with Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow by beating a LED drum on the main stage witnessed by those present.
The Chief Minister expressed that the state government constantly introduced new attractions in Penang." The tourism sector is important to Penang as it plays a pivotal role in contributing to the state’s economy."
"We hope that with the efforts taken by the state government pertaining to tourism, they will provide a good social economic development. I hope that the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will continue to be the highlight in the Penang Tourism calendar," Chow said.
Also present were state Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang Global Tourism (PGT) chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan, state assemblymen and Penang Island City Council (MBPP) councillors.
International balloonists from United States, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan also participated in the event.
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