Putrajaya is more than just a Federal Government administrative capital city. It is a structured planned city with panoramic gardens and lakes, inundated with public buildings, bridges, monuments and a palace that are aesthetic and functional in value. Each public building has its own characteristics with unique and modern architecture and some renderings of the buildings come with tinges of Malaysian heritage and culture. Putrajaya is now home to 72,000 people in 20 precincts with a working population of 40,000. There are now more than 26,000 residential units but plans are afoot to build up to 65,000 units. Putrajaya also houses the official residences of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the top brass of Government officials.
Putrajaya, City In A Garden
Driving through Putrajaya is like driving through a huge maze of garden, as approximately a third of 45.8 square kilometres of land have been set aside for green lungs and natural settings. The plus point about this city is its natural landscape that exudes beauty and colour of a tropical paradise, making it a “City In A Garden”, developed for apparent reasons. It has now growing and maturing into an exquisite landscape with beautiful parks, dotted with the lake and wetlands. Even in the city, there is abundance of open spaces and wide boulevards, lined by trees and various species of plants along the streets, making it attractive to tourists and locals alike.
One cannot miss visiting the Taman Botani Putrajaya, the country’s largest botanical garden that covers 92 hectares of land. Located in the northern section of Precinct 1, the garden has been designed as an arcadia or a national sanctuary for Malaysian living collection of plant taxonomy as well as a centre for education and research. Another distinctive feature of the city is the Taman Wetland Putrajaya, the first constructed freshwater wetland and deemed to be the largest in the tropics. So is the 600-hectare man-made Putrajaya Lake, which has become the water basin of the city, apart from being a climate moderator and unique landscape feature.
Putrajaya – The Intelligent City
Putrajaya is like a living city with larger than life idea. It is not just a garden city, it is the world’s first Intelligent Garden City. It is a convergence of heritage, design and technology. It is said even “the fibre optic cables and minarets are both the personality of this city, as are modern stylised bridges amongst the natural heritage of fauna and flora.”
Putrajaya is indeed a city with a class of its own, possessing the aura of style, realist and culture, and equipped with the latest technology. It is located within the Multimedia Super Corridor of Cyberjaya, which houses well-known multi-national companies in the world. Both Putrajaya and Cyberjaya are a manifestation of Malaysia’s aspirations to be a key global player in ICT. A plus point of the city is that it is within reach through excellent networks of connecting highways to other hubs such as KL International Airport and the CBD of Kuala Lumpur.
Whilst Putrajaya has all the Ministries and Government agencies housed in the core island, Putrajaya has begun raising its flags to attract potential investors in the likes of international banks, securities houses and media houses which are looking for an alternative city to doing their businesses and thus, making Putrajaya a desired city to live, work and play.
For more information about Putrajaya, visit Perbadanan Putrajaya