Putrajaya itself is a symbol of how Malaysia has changed with its view towards the future. Built on marshland, this is the latest city to have sprung up. Taking over the administrative functions of KL, this 5,000-hectare large model city is part of a development project of the government. This project goes by the name of Multimedia Super Corridor project and Putrajaya is the third such venture this project has commenced upon. With the very latest in technology and infrastructure used to build up this city, it’s quite rightly known as the “Intelligent City”. Some also call it the “Garden City” because of the beautiful landscaping that has been done within its boundaries. Everything from the parks, to the roads, lakes and even the buildings has been structure according to a tasteful plan that makes the city look like a picture postcard.
Putrajaya is about 20 minutes away from KL and was named in recognition of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia – Tunuk Abdul Rahman Alhaj. There are many places to visit when coming into the city, among which the Putra Mosque and the Botanical Garden are in the forefront. The Putra Square, which is also known as Dataran Putra is another famous tourist site and visitors should not miss seeing the Prime Minister’s offices which go by the name of Perdana Putra. The 650-hectare lake known as Cruise Tasik is another sight that should not be missed.
When looking for accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur is one hotel that can be recommended to anyone without hesitation. One of the Bukit Bintang hotels, it’s a luxurious five-star Kuala Lumpur hotel that is located in the very heart of its prime shopping, business and entertainment district.