TALKING POINTS FOR CM Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 PRESS CONFERENCE
TALKING POINTS FOR CM
Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 PRESS CONFERENCE
At Sia Boey on 10th January 2020
Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is held for the 6th time, in conjunction with Chinese New Year on 1st & 2nd February 2020 at Padang Polo.
Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta or HAB as how we refer to it, is an event suited for all ages and all races.
Many of our visitors come to experience Penang's fantastic diversity in culture, heritage, arts, as well as its natural surroundings of sandy beaches, breathtaking hills and cityscapes. As a result, the services sector, including tourism, contributes nearly 50 per cent of the state's GDP, overtaking the manufacturing industry.
Over the years, Penang has received numerous accolades and acknowledgements stepping into the global tourism spotlight. In 2019 itself, Penang obtained over 10 notable accolades from the international media.
The festival also shines the spotlight on Penang2030 vision and the value it brings to the vision. Festivals such as HAB are an essential component for families to get together and bond - one of the primary policies of the Penang2030 vision. With festivals and events abound in Penang all year round, there are plenty of opportunities for people to spend quality time with their loved ones.
As you can see here today, these mini paper hot air balloons are set up not only to promote the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta but also for the public to spend fun time with their family and friends.
In Penang, there are plenty of new attractions, the latest being this venue Sia Boey, the country’s first urban archaeological park; plus others such as the world’s longest water slide in Escape Themepark; The Top’s first tower curved skywalk; The Gravityz’s world’s first highest ropes course challenge; The Habitat’s world’s highest altitude stressed ribbon bridge; IKEA over at Batu Kawan and more!
To speak further about Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, I shall now pass over to YB Yeoh Soon Hin.