Apr 8, 2010

The Federal Administrative City: Putrajaya

Last weekend, friends from SG and Dubai were in town for a very short visit. We went to a sight seeing trip to Putrajaya. Putrajaya sits on a magnificent 4,931 hectares of land within the Multimedia Super Corridor. It is located 25km south of Kuala Lumpur and 20km north of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Being served by a network of highways, it is highly accessible from all parts of the country. It’s a 30 minutes drive from KL by a private car, and will take 45 minutes to 1 hour if you take bus from KL.
As we go and explore the place, I have noticed that putrajaya is a distinctive place, having a mixed of Islamic, modern classical architecture and a slight of a gothic architecture. But being a Muslim country in Asia, the Islamic architecture was very distinctive through out the place.
The bridges were also eye catching. Mostly it’s a combination of an overhead arc structure and a classical twin pylon cablestayed bridge. Its also denotes a futuristic aerodynamic bridge, which forms a gateway entrance to the federal administrative capital of Malaysia. There was also this bridge which forms the main approach to the boulevard having architectural quality with decorative artificial stones and cladding.

The traffic free city has lush greenery; botanical gardens are spread across the landscape enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands making the area a very good site for landscape photography.

1 comment:

Cath J said...

I just love this place.. how I wish the weather was like 20c.. hehehhehe... sure lepak.. ^_^

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