Getting Into And Around Putrajaya

Driving around Putrajaya is sometimes confusing but it is about getting used to driving in Putrajaya. It needs lots of practices and a lot more of patience. Since the city is linked with myriads of highways, you can easily get lost which intersection or exits of the highways that you need to take. One thing good about driving into and around Putrajaya, there are not too many cars. Some people even lamented in a rather brute joke that you can lie on the road for 30 minutes on the road at night without having to worry to be quashed by incoming car. However, if you are new to Putrajaya, make your trip effortlessly and flawlessly by taking the public transportation, wherever you are coming from. GETTING IN By plane The nearest airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport. A coupon or metered budget taxi to or from KLIA will take 30 minutes and cost around RM60. Alternatively, you can take the KLIA Transit from the airport to Putrajaya station and transfer to a taxi. By train For public transport the fastest choice is the KLIA Transit connecting Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral train station to its airport, which stops halfway in between at Putrajaya. Trains run every 30 minutes, take 20 minutes and the list price is RM 9.50 one-way. Putrajaya tour return tickets are no longer available. Note: KLIA Ekspres services do not stop at Putrajaya. By taxi Coupon taxis from Kuala Lumpur’s KL Sentral cost a fixed RM35, but otherwise you’ll have to try out your bargaining skills - figure on RM30-50, and expect to pay more at night. By...

Anjung FLORIA Is Buzzing!

Everything is moving and shaking at Anjung Floria, the permanent site for the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2015. The flowers are blooming, the gardens are transforming the landscape into a fascinating wonderland, while many others are being primed and readied to receive the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to throng Anjung Floria during the upcoming festival from May 30 – June 7, 2015.   Judging from the beehive of activities among the garden designers, technical personnel and the landscaping crew, the festival this year has the trappings of the grandest event in Putrajaya. And that is not all. All indications are Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 will without a doubt permanently position Putrajaya and Malaysia on the global tourism calendar and destination. Everywhere you turn, you see people on the move; arranging flower pots, bouquets, and applying finishing touches on the garden landscapes and pavilions. It’s going to be colourful! It’s going to be full of activities, events, happenings! The air is filled with positive vibes and the anticipation is spilling over. The participants at FLORIA Flavours have even begun to express concern on the overflowing crowd expected. They are going to be pleasantly overwhelmed! The Boulevard Tapestry of HuesA beautifully landscaped Fantasy GardenA beautifully landscaped Fantasy Garden 2An International Designer in ActionAnd yet another internatinal designer creationAnother International Designer in ActionGuess what this is..Royal Garden Well Taking ShapeThe Meadows progresing well as the festival nears   And among the international designers, the anticipation is running high. The competition is going to be tight with every competitor pulling all stops to impress the judges. The permanent...

Ecuadorian Roses – No Ordinary Roses with Altitude

ROSES. At first glance, a rose is just another flower to express love and communicate a romantic message. Looking closer, notice a rose has its underlying qualities and stories that make each flower exceptional. And this is true for the most sought after rose in the world, the Ecuadorian rose. Roses in Ecuador are held in very high esteem. The bloom symbolizes the national identity of Ecuador. Moreover roses make up one of Ecuador’s main exports to the world. Such is the magnificence of the flower in Ecuador that “Rose” is also the name of choice for girls and the name of a village: Saint Rose.   So what is it about Ecuadorian roses to occupy the upper echelon of the rose hierarchy? Despite being a non-native flower species, the highlands of central Ecuador has proven perfect for the production of long-stemmed roses. Ecuadorian roses refer to any rose grown, produced and exported from the nation. Ecuador is also one of the world’s biggest exporters of bananas, but the past two decades has witnessed growth in exports of the rather more fragrant crop. Ecuador is the world’s third-largest exporter of cut flowers, 73 per cent of which are roses. The flower industry in Ecuador employs more than 100,000 people worth almost USD 1 billion. Around 60 rose varieties are grown commercially in Ecuador. Flower colours include ubiquitous red and yellow as well as the purple-blooming Ravel and pink-flowering Anna Nubia cultivars. Ecuador’s rosy success comes down to its latitude. It is an ideal place to cultivate roses with natural light all year round. Rose can be grown even in...

Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 Watercolour Painting Competition

In celebration of the cornucopia of colours across Anjung Floria during the eight edition of the Royal Flower and Garden Festival, visitors can look forward to yet another contest to be held. This will be the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 Water Colour Painting Competition. Together with the photography contest, the painting contest will certainly add to an exciting, colourful fun-filled Royal FLORIA for visitors with endless arrays of novelties to enjoy and partake.   There are numerous prizes up for grabs and the contest is open to all Malaysians. The basic rules are simple. The important thing is all participants must be present at the festival site throughout the duration of the contest. This is great news! Visitors not only get to enjoy the pleasant sights and smell the invigorating aromas around them, they also stand a chance to win prizes simply by expressing their appreciation of the festival flowers and gardens in water colour. The competition, to be held at the Arts and Craft site, will be in two categories, adult Malaysians 21 years and above in category A and Malaysians youths aged between 13-20 years in Category B. Contestants are required to highlight the Lily, the festival theme flower for 2015 in their contest submissions. The good news is there is no limit to the number of submissions. But each submission must be separately registered. Visitors to Royal FLORIA 2015 are well advised to take advantage of this offer and participate in the competition. Come and demonstrate your creativity and colouring dexterity and get rewarded with worthy prizes. ROYAL Floria welcomes and appreciates our visitors and patrons...

Picture Perfect Chorus of Colours

2015 Royal FLORIA Photography Competition: Snap It! Catch the Beauty! Freeze the Moment! The 8th edition of Royal FLORIA Putrajaya is just around the corner. The grandest flower and garden festival in the region promises an everlasting experience and countless sights to behold. It’s fascinating and mesmerizing. Visitors will be pleasantly swept off their feet and taken on a spellbinding excursion amidst captivating colours, fragrant scents, enticing bouquets and picturesque garden landscapes, surrounded by panoramic modern Putrajaya. Memorable, wonderful moments and sights abounds at Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015. Every one worthy of being preserved for posterity. Highlight your visit to Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 with images that are sure to amaze. Go ahead. Take pictures. Snap photographs. Capture the beautiful sights and pleasant memories.     Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 promotes appreciation for natural environmental beauty and it is with pride that we announce a photography competition. The competition is open to all. Interesting prizes awaits the winners. Imagine you submitting snapshots of the most colourful, vibrant and picturesque photography competition in Malaysia. Aim your focus on anything that catches your attention, the flowers, the gardens, the floral designs, the bouquets, the landscapes and, most certainly the people. We want you to store your most pleasant, scenic, memorable, colourful and simply captivating experiences at Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2015 in print. Photos are your memories stored and manifested for viewing and recollection evoking pleasant thoughts and emotions. Your entries should capture moments, people, faces, landscapes and any elements capable of telling stories woven into the urban flower and garden fabric. Unleash your creativity and photography skills. The photography competition is...

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