First time to Hari Raya 2015 Prime Minister’s Open House at Putrajaya.


As already explained in my previous post, we are very free and boring on this Raya holiday. We basically have nothing to do. My dad asked me if I would like to go anywhere. The first thing that came to my mind is ‘why not we go to Open House at Prime Minister’s residence in Putrajaya?’. It’s a great idea and everyone agreed. We have been to Raya open house before but never to the national-level ones. Since I roughly know the location and I’m quite familiar with Putrajaya, hence I’m the one driving. Once we reached there at about 11am+, the Seri Perdana Complex (official residence of Prime Minister) was already crowded with many people from all walks of life. Good to see that. It’s the One Malaysia spirit that I’m very happy of. No matter what races you are, you are welcomed…a very positive message behind the open house concept.

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We had to queue and waited for about half an hour before we get to enter the lobby of the huge mansion. The tents and few fans couldn’t save us from being ‘melted’ by the glaring Sun and ‘squeezed’ by hundreds of people at once. While we are queuing, there is one Chinese (not sure whether he is Malaysian or Singaporean) clad in ‘baju kurung’ and commented to his friend that this is not a queue. There are so many lines and people just push and try to squeeze through unlike in Singapore where there would be lines in order and also special access for the disabled and elderly in the event of an open house like this. Then, his friend replied that ‘This is Malaysian culture ma….!’. Haha…agree with that statement.

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Unfortunately, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor were not there when we were finally in the air-conditioned lobby. Where are they? I’m hoping that I could shake his wife’s hand so that maybe one of her rings drop off and I can get it unnoticed. Haha…joking…joking. Anyway, I still managed to shake hands with Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister of Defense, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin. There also some other ministers in the lobby at that time but I don’t really know who they are and I don’t even care of their presence. We were not given much time in there as there are many people behind us. After that, we were handed a box of biscuits and a small glass container as souvenir respectively.

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Time to head for free lunch served nearby. A huge tent sheltering a stage, rows of served food and beverages, and chairs with many smaller tents around to occupy as many people as possible. There are a variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian food served (nasi briyani, chickens, lambs, curry puff, cakes, fruits, fried noodle, roti canai, satay, putu ayam, ketupat rice cake, ice-cream), but I have no mood to eat a lot because it’s too hot and crowded in there. It’s even so hard to find a chair to sit. We saw some people came here prepared with plastic or paper bags to take away the served food. Isshh…Bad actions…Some Malaysians would turn uncivilized once there are free stuff. And rubbish are everywhere. Haizz…

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That’s the last picture of the day. Scenic view of the lake, Putra Mosque and Prime Minister’s Office Building. We left after spending about two hours in the complex. That is our first experience visiting the Hari Raya Open House by the Prime Minister at his official residence in Putrajaya. Too bad, couldn’t see him.

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2 Responses to “First time to Hari Raya 2015 Prime Minister’s Open House at Putrajaya.”

  1. Good article. Quite witty.

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