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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Putrajaya Night Scenery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari
(English :Garden City, Intelligent City )

Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°55′00″N 101°40′00″E / 2.916667, 101.666667
Country Malaysia
State Wilayah Persekutuan
Establishment 1995, October 19th
Made into Federal Territory 2001, February 1st
- Administered by Perbadanan Putrajaya Corporation
- Total 46 km² (17.8 sq mi)
Population (2007 (est))
- Total 50,000
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
- Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Mean solar time UTC+06:46:40

Coordinates: 02°55′N, 101°40′E Putrajaya, a planned city located just south of Kuala Lumpur, is the new federal administrative centre of Malaysia. Several Government offices have re-located there to gain relief from the overcrowding and congestion of Kuala Lumpur, which is Malaysia's largest city. However, Kuala Lumpur still serves as Malaysia's national and legislative capital for now. Putrajaya is a Federal Territory just like the city of Kuala Lumpur and the island of Labuan.

The city is named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In Bahasa Melayu, the Sanskrit-derived words "Putra" means prince while "Jaya" means excellent or success.

The city has only been established recently and it is still undergoing massive development: its development was hampered by the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

The city is built on a scale completely disproportionate to its current population, with a number of bridges spanning an artificial lake, Putrajaya Lake.

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