August 20, 2016 7:30 am

Hibiscus float procession starts at 1pm

Members of the public are advised to make their way to Flagstaff well before the float procession which begins at 1pm today. Hibiscus committee Public Relations Officer Liga Gukisuva said they are expecting a huge turnout despite the rain. GUKISUVA: “The float is from Flagstaff right in front of the Pharmacy from towards the Jai Narayan College, not […]

Members of the public are advised to make their way to Flagstaff well before the float procession which begins at 1pm today.

Six year old Viliame Leilovo gets his face painted at the Vodafone arena.
Six-year-old Viliame Leilovo gets his face painted at the 2016 Hibiscus Festival at the Vodafone Arena. (Serelisoni Moceica/Newswire)

Hibiscus committee Public Relations Officer Liga Gukisuva said they are expecting a huge turnout despite the rain.

GUKISUVA: “The float is from Flagstaff right in front of the Pharmacy from towards the Jai Narayan College, not the one towards Marist and we’ll have the floats lining up to go down towards Yat Sen School down towards the Vodafone Arena.”

He also confirmed that the route used for the procession will close around 12:30pm.

GUKISUVA: “For those that want to come out and see the floats, ideally if you can be in the area by 11am because at 12:30pm we will close the road and it could be a challenge trying to enter the Laucala Bay and Grantham Road area. If you are running late, it is advisable that you come through the Vatuwaqa or My Suva Park roadway.”

He said that the thirteen floats that will feature in the procession will be judged.

GUKISUVA: “There will be 13 floats that will be judged tomorrow with each float representing each queen contestant…also other organisations involved might want to showcase their brands in the procession.”

Vodafone will also announce the winner of the texting promotion five minutes before the crowning of the King and Queen at 8pm tonight.