Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Hello our favourite loyal readers! This week’s post is specially made in conjunction of Hari Wilayah that has just been celebrated on the last 1st Feb.

So, to appreciate our country’s success, we have been digging some resources about this amazing city, and according to Wikipedia, Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to the overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur areas. Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital, being the seat of the King and Parliament, as well as the country's commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the brainchild of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. In 2001, Putrajaya became Malaysia's third Federal Territory after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.
Named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the city is situated within the Multimedia Super Corridor, beside the recently developed Cyberjaya. In sanskrit, the words "putra" or "putera" means "prince" or "male child," and "jaya" means "success" or "victory." The development of Putrajaya started in early 1990s, and today major landmarks have been completed and the population is expected to grow in the near future.

Behold, here are some famous landmarks around Putrajaya that you must visit when you step your foot at this city.

Putrajaya International Convention Centre, or PICC
One of the famous landmark in Putrajaya. This building is located on the top of Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5.Do you realise that this bulding has a very undoubtedly unique shape? According to the wikipedia, the design idea of this impressive building is actually based on the shape of the eye of pending perak (a silver Malay royal belt buckle). The roof was designed similar to a folded origami. From the frontview, the building's eaves or wings are lifted at the sides, creating broad overhangings over the raking wall.

The biggest hall in PICC, The Plenary Hall is very spacious that allows about 3000 people. Lots of big events often occur here, such as wind orchestra competition, islmic conference, forum, 
and even debate competition.

Alamanda Putrajaya Shopping Centre
It is quite funny to say that Alamanda is the only shopping mall here in Putrajaya! Its concept is actually similar to KLCC’s management, for your information. With more than 150 outlets, people love to go here just to shop, take a walk at the park, or even just to lepak.

Masjid Besi Tuanku Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin

Known also as Masjid Besi by our society, it is one of the most beautiful masjid we have been to. It is highly recommended to visit here as I bet you will be amazed with its stunning design. And you will also feel extremely calm when perfoming your prayers here.
Beautiful landscape, right?
The interior of the mosque

Putra Mosque
Last but not least, Pura Mosque, or known as Masjid Putra in Malay, is one of the famous significant that identifies Putrajaya very well. It is also recognized as the principal mosque in Putrajaya. Besides, it is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and man-made Putrajaya Lake.

One thing we love about Putrajaya is that there is always lovely and breathtaking sceneries that keep going around every day and every night!

If you decide to plan a trip to Putrajaya, you can always travel by your own transportation or by public transport.

If you are from KL Sentral, you have to take an ERL train, and stop at Putrajaya/Cyberjaya station. The price is quite expensive that is RM9.60; however, you will surely be satisfied with ERL’s efficient facilities.

Other famous attractions:

Monumen Alaf Baru

Gotta love Putrajaya a lot!


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