SkyEvents @ Festival Kenyir 2011

Posted August 8th, 2011 by admin and filed in Events, News

Our Hot Air Balloons were at Festival Kenyir 6-8 May 2011, organised by Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah (Ketengah). Festival Kenyir is a yearly affair held at Lake Kenyir, South East Asia’s largest man-made lake, covering more than 340 islands spread out in water catchments area of 38000 hectares. The biggest island would be estimated as big as Singapore.

 

There were limited space on at the festival location, and we did our best to take passengers up high to view the beautiful Lake Kenyir and breathtaking scenery.

 

Among the variety of activities held were:

  • Classic Beetle cars on Display
  • Coconut Grating Competition
  • Singing Competition
  • Rooster Beauty Competition / Pertandingan Ayam Serama
  • Tomoi / Muay Thai Show
  • Filming of Upin & Ipin
  • Dragon Boat Race Competition
  • Best Decorated Fishing Boat Competition
  • Jet Ski Show
  • Trade Show

   


World’s Biggest Dragon-shaped hot air balloon

Posted February 12th, 2011 by admin and filed in Hot Air Balloon New Design, News, Special Shapes

The team at Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons has once again created a first in ballooning – this time it’s Britain’s largest flying dragon.

The dragon balloon, christened Slick, has been developed for Palletways group, Europe’s market leader in the express distribution of small consignments of palletised freight.

The dragon, which is the only hot air balloon in the UK with a glass bottom ‘basket’ and features a giant pallet on its back, is nearly twice as tall as Guy’s Tower at Warwick Castle, which is 39 metres high and was used by archers to defend the castle and accommodated small cannons during the English Civil War. But it has seen nothing quite like it before, when the world’s biggest hot-air balloon of its kind, a 61ft-tall smoke-breathing dragon, was unveiled in its central courtyard.

The balloon is also taller than an eight-storey building and five elephants standing on each other’s shoulders. It has size 116 feet, a wingspan of 14 metres and a 44-metre-long tail – longer than five double-decker buses parked end to end. Slick  the Palletways Dragon carries 120,000ft of hot air on his delivery pallet – the equivalent to 3400 washing machine size packages.

The dragon is known as Slick to reflect Palletways’ highly professional and seamless national and European express distribution services. The dragon forms the group’s new marketing ‘vehicle’ and will be making appearances across the country over the course of the next year.

*Extracted from www.palletways.com

Malaysian Record – Longest Banner from a Hot Air Balloon

Posted May 26th, 2010 by admin and filed in News

Skyevents were proud to be part of the record breaking attempt into the Malaysian Book of Records with Nescafe on 15th May 2010 at one of the leading hypermarket in Kuala Lumpur. Our smiley balloon carry the longest banner (60meter) from a hot air balloon with the brand of Nescafe Ipoh White Coffee.

This record breaking feat was for Nescafe’s New Malaysian Menu:

1. Ipoh White Coffee – Longest Banner (60meter) from a hot air balloon

2. Neslo – Biggest Nescafe Bag

3. Nescafe Tarik – 750 participants completing Nescafe Tarik!

Great job Team!

Longest Banner from Hot Air Balloon