P U T R A J A Y A
… Malaysia’s National Heritage
Nicknamed as the ‘Intelligent Garden City’, Putrajaya is the new federal administrative centre that has everything to attract the discernable visitors from shopping, sight seeing, water sport activities to nature friendly parks and recreations. A trip to this visionary city also enables one to pamper taste buds at numerous eateries available. The landmarks and buildings of the city feature the Malay and Arabic architectural elements which constitute part of the country’s national heritage. This is visible through its beautiful mosques, stunning bridges, arches, government premises and many others.
The Millenium Monument, Wetlands, Botanical Garden are among various locations worth a visit besides experiencing the breathtaking cruise and water sports on its lake. Putrajaya is the country’s administration hub and a city which integrates technology, culture and nature as its features.
I N B R I E F
The vision of having a new Federal Government Administrative Centre to replace Kuala Lumpur came by in the early 1970s. The relocation was to ensure that Kuala Lumpur will continue to develop as Malaysia’s principal business and financial centre. A lush 4,931-hectare palm oil and mature plantations in Selangor’s southern Prang Besar estate was identified and later renamed Putrajaya. This is in honour of Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, also known as Malaysia’s Father of Independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj for his invaluable contribution to the nation.
The town planning of Putrajaya focuses on its environment, with beautifully landscaped roads and parks amidst lush greenery. The city is one of the three federal territories in the country in addition to Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.
It features state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure as well as
plenty of architectural wonders.