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At the new family-oriented theme park, he said visitors would experience the thrill of soaring into the sky at a height of 120 metres above on the Skyrides Balloon, Malaysia's first and biggest tethered balloon.
As an aesthetically-balanced recreation hub for the young and old alike, he said the Skyrides Festival Park - built in the vicinity of scenic Putrajaya Lake - complemented the existing tourist hotspots in the city, such as the Putra Mosque, the adjacent Millennium Monument, Perdana Putra and Putra Bridge.
"Skyrides Festival Park will also contribute to the realisation of our target to achieve 29.4 million visitor arrivals and RM89 billion in tourism receipts under the Malaysia Year of Festival (MyFest) 2015," he said at the opening ceremony of Skyrides Festival Park here today.
Also present were the ministry's secretary-general, Datuk Dr Ong Hong Peng, Perbadanan Putrajaya president, Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat and Marina Putrajaya Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Zaharah Selamat.
Mohamed Nazri said it was targeted that approximately two million tourists would visit panoramic Putrajaya this year. "This will be a significant increase from the previous year's statistics of 1.85 million tourists to Putrajaya," he said.
The new-family oriented theme park, located next to the Alaf Baru Monument is officially open to the public on May 1, and open daily all year round from 10am to 10pm daily.
The Skyrides Festival Park also includes the SkyWarrior Rainforest Adventure, SkyKids, SkyGallery, SkyDemo, SkyTaste and Sky Cruise which offer an integrated combination of fun, food and enjoyable pastime.