A walk around at Putrajaya
It has been quite some time since I last visited Putrajaya, the administrative capital of my country, Malaysia. It is a beautiful garden city about 30 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur envisioned by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. This newly planned and organized city that houses government offices of the country is filled with picturesque lakes, bridges, plazas, squares, monuments, boulevards, mosques and gardens.
The city is no stranger to me as the campus I’m studying for my degree few years ago is situated at Cyberjaya, an intelligent city just by the side of Putrajaya. We do sometime visited the place for some site visits to check out the master planning or impressive architecture visible in the city especially along the main boulevard that runs from Prime Minister’s Office to Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). Since I have graduated, then Putrajaya is no longer a place I’m heading to since it’s quite far away from KL.
But hey,..recently I made a trip to the city back. The beauty of the city remains, while there are also quite a number of new buildings visible (a new mosque and several newly constructed tall buildings at the back near PICC). Here are some shots I take around the city:
It’s also beautiful to visit Putrajaya at night with all the lighting on. But even after that many years, the city still couldn’t manage to attract many people (including locals) besides than when the city hosts some big events. It’s like it’s only reserved for government officials. Not engaging to the public yet. Many people especially in KL finds that going to Putrajaya is unnecessary and is a waste of time (also noting that they see Putrajaya as a waste of their income tax money…) as they have nothing interesting to do over there besides the matters involved with government offices/ministries.
The city till now remains ’empty’, and some sort of pointless besides than to show off.
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