Putrajaya is the administrative capital of Malaysia, where one can marvel at the picturesque sights of innovative architectures, green landscapes and majestic bridges crossing the tranquil Putrajaya Lake.
Putrajaya was named after the country’s first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In the Malaysian Language ‘Putra’ means ‘Prince’ and Jaya means ‘success. Since the year 1999, Putrajaya has become the center of the federal administrative of Malaysia. The area used to be a vast sprawl of oil palm plantations which then was purchased by the government of Malaysia to make way for Putrajaya. Since the completion of Putrajaya, all of the government offices have been relocated to this area to escape the congestion in Kuala Lumpur. Islamic and European architecture mainly inspires Putrajaya.
The Prime Minister’s Department Complex is locared at Perdana Putra. It is a home to several of Malaysia’s government agencies. It is open to public every weekday, though, 8 – 12:30 PM and 2 – 4 PM, and every Saturday 8 AM – 12:30 PM.
The most imposing structure in Putrajaya is the Pink Putra Mosque. The location of the mosque is on the edge of Putrajaya Lake. The mosque incorporates architectural elements from Morocco, Kazakhstan, and Turkestan
A small mall and array of eateries could be found nearby the Putra mosque. Enjoy the magnificent view of the Putrajaya Lake while having a bite to satisfy your hunger.
Seri Wawasan Bridge is one of the seven bridges that span across the lake which is the longest bridge in Putrajaya. The bridge is known for its sail ship appearance.
Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.