2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival

For the first time ever, the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya will showcase its very own Spring and Winter Gardens when it opens from 30 May to 7 June 2015 which is also a first during school holidays, at its permanent site known as Anjung Floria in Precinct 4, Putrajaya. Benchmarking the Chelsea Flower Show, the largest festival of flowers and gardens in this region will be back with more attractive colours and varieties of flora to tantalize your imagination. Themed ‘Tapestry of Hues’, Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 promises an exhibition of the theme flower Lily and its family in specially designed gardens and exhibits. The 8th edition of Malaysia’s very own international flower and garden festival hosted by Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) with the cooperation of the Ministry of Federal Territories and Tourism Malaysia is augered to be a bigger and better one with various new components that is expected to bring in more local visitors and foreign tourists at its permanent grounds in Precinct 4, now known as Anjung Floria. Effective this year, Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd (PFSB) a wholly owned subsidiary of PjC will manage Royal FLORIA Putrajaya. International participants are a big draw at FLORIA with more of them making an appearance each subsequent year. This year, we expect to better last year’s record of 43 international participants from 23 nations by targeting 50 international participants namely floral designers and landscape architects who hail from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Hong Kong/Macau, India, Indonesia, Itali, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand dan United Kingdom. They will exhibit...

Promoting Blooming Beauties of Malaysia to the World

In an effort to aggressively promote the 2015 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Festival, the company that is tasked in managing the flower show has made a presentation to Tourism Malaysia – a move that will boost its promotion and visibility to potential visitors and tourists abroad and local.   Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd (PFSB) managing director, Puan Haslinda Khalid made the presentation to Overseas’ Directors of Tourism Malaysia at Tourism Malaysia’s main hall in Putrajaya on Friday, January 9. About 50 Overseas’ Directors covering Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas and the Middle East attended the session that was chaired by Director-General of Tourism Malaysia YBhg Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab. His deputy for promotion YBhg Dato’ Azizan Noordin, and Tourism Malaysia senior management also attended the presentation.   This is part of the on-going and concerted efforts undertaken by PFSB to promote the 2015 FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival locally as well as abroad. The Overseas’ Directors were given an insight into what Royal FLORIA will be offering the visitor this time around. Malaysia is in an excellent position to further improve its standing as one of the world’s top global destinations, given its abundant tourist destinations. Already Malaysia is the ninth most visited country in the world. The country’s receipts of RM1 billion per week from tourists ranks Malaysia 13th globally in terms of tourist’s receipts. The sector was the sixth largest contributor to the Malaysian economy and the second largest foreign exchange earner after manufactured goods. Following the success of seven previous flower shows and with the 8th edition in May this year, Royal FLORIA Putrajaya is on the right...

The Straddling Snaking Bridges of Putrajaya Part 2

The Straddling Snaking Bridges of Putrajaya – Connecting Lives and Livelihood Part 2   Seri Gemilang Bridge Meanwhile the Seri Gemilang Bridge has the span of 240 meters and it is considered as a ceremonial bridge. Seri Gemilang Bridge serves as the main entrance to the inner city and more importantly it is the main link between the Core Island (Presint 4) and Presint 5.   This bridge is located at the southern end of the Persiaran Perdana. It is an exquisite landmark in Putrajaya serving as the main entrance to the Core Island from the south for motorists and pedestrians. The bridge is made at a main span of 120m long and two spans 60m at each end making a total length of 240m. There are dual three lane carriageways of total 10.5m each comprising of 3 x 3.5m width for the lanes. The deck level varies from RL 34m at abutment to RL 36.75m at centre of the bridge. It has two distinctive towers and specially-designed lamp elements dotting the bridge. The special features of the bridge include balusters fabricated from precast stone, specially designed lamp posts, and distinctly designed towers.   Seri Bestari Bridge Finally, the Seri Bestari Bridge, also known as Jambatan Seri Bestari, is a large bridge in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The eastern end of the bridge starts in Precinct 16 and the western end starts near Wisma Putra on Core Island.The bridge has a total length of 152.6 meters with a main span of 60 meters.   The bridge spans the lake and the promenades, connecting Presint 16 at the eastern side and Wisma...

The Straddling Snaking Bridges of Putrajaya Part 1

The Straddling Snaking Bridges of Putrajaya – Connecting Lives and Livelihood Part 1 One of the most fascinating things about Putrajaya is its stylised bridges with its own unique aesthetic and functional design. Bridges in Putrajaya have become a scenic place for tourists and photographers especially wedding photographers who will be seen clicking away with brides and grooms posing on the bridges. The bridges in Putrajaya have similarities in functions like many connecting bridges in Sydney or New York, as they are important installations. They do not only bridge vehicles transporting wares or people to commute to their workplace, they bridge our daily need supply of inspirations in making our society and civilizations a worthwhile experience. Currently, there are eight bridges in Putrajaya that snake through and straddle across many areas especially between the core island and the areas of residential, government offices and commercial. Seri Saujana Bridge Seri Saujana Bridge or Jambatan Seri Saujana is the link between the Core Island (Presint 4) and Presint 7. Seri Saujana Bridge is strategically located at the main entrance into the Core Island from the south via the upgraded B15 road and KL-KLIA highway.   It is a new concept of the cable-stayed Arch bridge. The bridge is controlled by the principal design parameters to reflect a transparent elegant and futuristic slender looking structure, with an overall single span of 300m and total width of 32m. There are dual three lane carriageways. The deck level varies from RL 35.25m at abutment to RL 35m at centre of the bridge. It is a new concept of the cable-stayed arch bridge. The bridge...

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