Thursday, August 9, 2012

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Executive summary by darmansjah

Located 30 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya is known for being the federal administration capital. However, it does  offer a variety of attractions, boasting the largest botanical garden in Malaysia, Wetland park, the first man-made wetland in the country; and numerous agricultural parks, where fresh fruits sampling and  rubber tapping observation can be done. From 15 to 18 March, thousand of visitors are expected to flock down to Putrajaya for the annual Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. This festival is a display of unique balloons from around the world, including participants from the United States, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, France and many more.

Don’t miss out the ‘Night Glow’ event on the 17th evening where the balloons will illuminate the sky, accompanied by a dazzling display of fireworks.

Jetstar Airways and Singapore Airlines fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Fronting the Putrajaya Lake, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel is just 25 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. It sports 281 rooms, which includes deluxe rooms, executive rooms, one-bedroom apartments and executive suites. Kayaking and boat excursion are available through bookings (from US$120;

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