Sunday, 2 March 2008

Putrajaya and Melaka(Malacca)

Putrajaya, a planned city located just south of Kuala Lumpur, is the new federal administrative centre of Malaysia. Several Government offices have re-located there to gain relief from the overcrowding and congestion of Kuala Lumpur, which is Malaysia's largest city. However, Kuala Lumpur still serves as Malaysia's national and legislative capital for now. The city is named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In Bahasa Melayu, the Sanskrit-derived words "Putra" means prince while "Jaya" means excellent or success.

The city is built on a scale completely disproportionate to its current population, with a number of bridges spanning an artificial lake, Putrajaya Lake.The vision to have a new Federal Government Administrative Centre to replace Kuala Lumpur emerged in the late 1980s, during Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister, Mahathir Bin Mohamad's tenure. The relocation is to ensure that Kuala Lumpur will continue to develop as Malaysia's principal business and financial centre.

Putrajaya was founded on October 19, 1995 and is located in the middle of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Putrajaya is the third Federal Territory of Malaysia; the other two being Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

The land on which Putrajaya now stands was formerly known as Prang Besar, part of the state of Selangor. Prang Besar ("Great War" in Bahasa Melayu) Estate had been the showpiece estate of the Harrisons & Crosfield plantation group of companies and was the birthplace of the classic "PB86" rubber tree, clones of which were grown more prolifically than any other throughout South East Asia during the mid 20th century. Later, the estate contained oil palms and some of the trees can still be seen in the new city.

from wikipedia

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This pictures were taken when we were on our way to melaka a historical state not far from Kuala lumpur for a weekend break,These are all new buildings in this new Federal Territory , and it is like an incredible futuristic city.

The Prime Minister's office


Putrajaya mosque



Malaysian made car -"kancil"






Melaka Historical City





4 comments:

Shantanu said...

Lovely pics. I have visited KL only once; next time I will spend more time and check out this city too.

Zen Chef said...

Thank you for the tour. Looks very pretty. I'll come down there someday!

deanna said...

hi
Cheers to you !! you've actually taken great pictures of both Putrajaya and Malacca. I am a tourist guide and i think your pictures depicts what we would normally show to our guests from overseas!! good job !!

Liudmila said...

So, not only there are this modernized architecture in catolic churches but moscuees too. Don't know, but I prefere traditional for traditional. Your city has really beautiful buildings.