Kuala Lumpur Day 7: Visit to Putrajaya


After dinner, my brother-in-law and family brought us to the nearby Putrajaya for a visit.

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Putrajaya is a planned city, primarily serves as the federal administrative center. It was the brainchild of the ex-prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad.

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The Putra Mosque is one of the focal point in this city.

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The Prime Minister’s office.

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The Seri Wawasan Bridge; one of the main bridges in Putrajaya, the color changes intermittently from blue to green to purple.

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More night views of buildings in Putrajaya.

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Another view with colorful reflections of lights.

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A closer look at Islamic architecture.

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Putrajaya is built around the Putrajaya Lake, a man made lake. The lake served as a natural cooling system and for recreation activities like fishing and water sports. Bike rental is available here too.

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A photo with my youngest and chattiest niece, ll. This is my first time meeting her face to face as she was born after I left Malaysia.

One thought on “Kuala Lumpur Day 7: Visit to Putrajaya

  1. I was very upset when I first visited Putrajaya. It seemed to be such a gigantic waste of resources and an unnecessary showmanship. Canada is a much much bigger country and we do not have such huge buildings/ offices to run the place. Perhaps Malaysia should have a closer look at efficiency (we already know they cannot deal with transparency). I almost threw up seeing the prime minister’s residence up on that hill. I swear it was at least 3X the size of Buckingham Palace (and at least 20X bigger than 24 Sussex Drive!). How did one guy deserve such largesse?

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