Thursday, May 26, 2016

Magic Of The Night 2016 - 14 Creatively Decorated Boats Set To Sail For 9 Nights At Putrajaya Lake

PUTRAJAYA, 26 May 2016 Magic of the Night (MOTN) makes its comeback this year with 14 boats set to sail for nine (9) nights on the serene Putrajaya Lake, beginning tomorrow.

Themed “Retro Magic,” MOTN 2016 will feature the revival of contemporary objects and trends of the previous era through the styling, graphics, colours, motifs, music and history embedded in the designs of the boats.
Organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), this 6th edition of MOTN is held simultaneously with the Royal Floria Putrajaya, beginning 27 May until 4 June 2016 at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya.
Participating in this year’s MOTN are all the states in Malaysia (except Perlis, Labuan and Kuala Lumpur) as well as Tourism Malaysia and Putrajaya Corporation. These boats will also be competing in four categories, namely Overall Best Boat, Most Creative, Best Lighted and Most Popular which is voted by the public.

1. Negeri Sembilan

2. Perak
3. Selangor
4. Terengganu
5. Pulau Pinang
6. Johor
7. Kedah
8. Kelantan
9. Melaka
10. Pahang
11. Sabah
12. Sarawak

13. Putrajaya Corporation

14. Tourism Malaysia

The public can vote for their favorite boat via ballot boxes that will be provided around MOTN 2016 site or they can go online to vote via MOTAC official Facebook beginning 28 May 2016 (Saturday) until 12.00 pm 4 June 2016 (Saturday).
MOTAC is also organizing the MOTN 2016 Photography Contest, from 27 May until 31 May 2016. Participation forms and the terms and conditions for the contest can be downloaded from The winners will be announced on 3 June 2016 (Friday).
MOTN 2016 Photography Contest offers cash prizes as seen in the table below.
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Consolation Prizes (5 winners)
Photos and forms can be submitted by hand or in CDs at MOTN 2016’s site from 8.30pm until 11.00pm on 31 May 2016.
The MOTN 2016 boat parade will begin at 9.00 pm until 10.00 pm every day for the whole 9 days. The boats will then be on a static display until 11.00 pm to enable the public to take pictures.
MOTN 2016 will be officiated by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz on 27 May 2016 (Friday).

For more information, contact Corporate Communications Unit, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. Tel: 603-8000 or visit
-Tourism Malaysia.

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