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Putrajaya Travel Guide: 144 reviews and 390 photos

From Prang Besar to Putrajaya

Putrajaya (or Pj, not to be confused with PJ with capital J which is the nickname for Petaling Jaya) is the new administravite capital (centre of the Federal Government) of Malaysia, replacing the congested and not-so-well planed Kuala Lumpur. This landmark administrative complex stretches over 11,320 acres on a former plantation lands known as Prang Besar (literally means Big War); not suprising then that its been renamed as Putrajaya after Malaysia?s first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

Pj is situated about 50 kilometres from the central business district of KL in the north and 20 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang in the south. As it is also located within the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), the development of Pj marks a new chapter in the history of modern city planning in Malaysia. It is set to be a model garden city with sophisticated information network base on multimedia technologies.

More than 70% of Pj is devoted to greenery and water with 13 different gardens within the city. Lush greeneries and botanical gardens are spread across the landscape and enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. Five confluences meet at the north of the city forming a main waterway which flows across the city area. The principle landscape here is the 600-hectre man made Putrajaya Lake while the Putrajaya Wetland and Putrajaya Botanical Garden are also located nearby by. Native wetland plants from over 50 local species were propagated in the 7-hectre Putrajaya Wetland Nursery prior to planting in the wetland cells.

As Malaysia's first Intelligent Garden City, Pj will become a vital development catalyst due to the role it will assume as a model city - as the nerve centre of the nation and an ideal place to live, work, conduct business and engage in sports and recreational activities. Architecturally, Pj will be an indigenous city with a modern look. Planned to the most minute detail, this intelligent garden city will enhance the goal of the nation in nurturing a caring and progressive society. Technologically, Pj will use multimedia technologies to become an electronic administrative centre. Interdepartmental communications and interactions with the public will be conducted via electronic and multimedia channels. The development of Pj and its twin city, Cyberjaya, will position the MSC competitively in the international arena.

Pj promises a comfortable and quality lifestyle for its residents. Lush greenery, botanical gardens and parks are spread across landscapes enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. Residential areas are supported by commercial hubs and public amenities that are planned and integrated for an ideal "live-work" environment.

  • Last visit to Putrajaya: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    Outstanding page of Putrajaya. Malaysia... boleh.

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2006 at 6:14 PM

    Thanks for the CNY greetings. Going anywhere during this long weekend? Bee :)

  • Aug 30, 2005 at 1:40 AM

    I really like Putrajaya a lot. Its one of my favorite cities now, beautiful, peaceful and green. Weather is also much better then KL and air is much pure. Nice destination indeed!

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 6:16 PM

    hi -m-, thanks for visiting my Pj page :-) ... your page is my "model, inspiration and reference" ....

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2005 at 9:25 AM

    This looks like a nice area, and convenient, too, thanks to the planning. And I had to smile at your current passport photo! : )

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 6:14 AM

    Cool presentation of our new admin hub.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2004 at 8:45 AM

    Great page. Beautiful pics and good tips. Greetings :)

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2004 at 7:07 AM

    some nice new tips! don't miss Bok's "new Hue" pages.


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