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“Artificial City, but still lacking life”
Review of Putrajaya

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Hamburg, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
121 helpful votes
“Artificial City, but still lacking life”
Reviewed February 5, 2011

If you are looking for a daytrip destination from Kuala Lumour, Putrajaya is an abvious choice. The city was built from scratch in 1995 to house several governmental institutions and provide new living space for the growing population in Kuala Lumpur. The city was planned to be home for up to half a million of citizens. Unfortunately, Putrajaya has failed to attract large numbers of new inhabitants and as of 2010 has a population of just over 60 000.
Here, we also have the big problem of the city: The dimensions are those of a large city, with modern skyscrapers, large bridges and wide streets. There are many beautiful structures to admire, but it feels strange to be in a place where you rarely see people. If you are looking for hundresds of little shops and restaurants like in Kuala Lumpur, you will be disappointed.
From an architectural point of view, especially if you are interested in city planning, this place is excellent. Buildings worth to mention include Putra Mosque, Perdana Putra (Prime Minister's Office) and the palace of justice. Bridges are built in different architectural styles, ranging from modern bridges like Seri Wawasan Bridge to others which were inspired by far older bridges from other islamic cultures (such as Pura Bridge, which has a design influenced by Khaju Bridge of Isfahan). If you are looking for the life, noises, smells and busy commerce of a big Asian city however, this is not the place for you!

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Queanbeyan, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
290 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed December 16, 2009

It is a nice place to visit, beautiful sceneries around the town. You can take lot of photographs and they won’t allow you to see the King’s residence.

Pros: Beautiful place, no traffic, clean city, beautiful views and sceneries

Cons: Without map it is really hard to drive. The whole town is made a circular form. You may get confusions. If you miss a street then you cannot turn back. You have to travel again the same way and reach the street.

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Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
248 helpful votes
“Governmental Administration Center of Malaysia”
Reviewed November 8, 2009

Clusters of Malaysia governmental ministries, a botanical garden, wetlands, water bodies, a shopping complex, mosque and some residential areas form Putrajaya.

From the heart of the administration (Presinct 2,3,4), we can really see the buildings with great architecture and designs (of course from our point of view). Putrajaya Convention Centre and Putra Mosque capping the precincts are two spots that promise good backgrounds for our photos. Nature lovers, please don't miss the wetlands, while shoppers, Alamanda.

Putrajaya really is the place that worth a half day to a whole day tour. Taxi or LRT might bring us there from KL without a great toll on budget, while joinning a group tour might be a better choice economic wise.

For more of our sharing on ministries precincts, pls visit our blog at http://bettyandlingshing.blogspot.com/2009/11/ministries-presint.html

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Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
75 helpful votes
“Why visit Putrajaya?”
Reviewed February 24, 2007

We stopped in Putrajaya on our way from the Cameron Highlands to Singapore. If you are looking to see a new city built from scratch it is certainly intresting. The architecture is very neo-Islamic. Everything is brand new and there is no traffic and very few people. I imagine that this will change as the city grows. It is worth a trip since it is between the airport and Kuala Lumpur.

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