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Turning Putrajaya into lively city
Malaysia’s Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital, with many ultra-modern structure still preserve traditional features.
But the bustling city life is limited during the day that revolves around the offices of government departments and agencies.
As night approaches, life is halted, the situation faced by many residents of Putrajaya.
The irony is that Putrajaya offers more than just the core of the country’s administration.
Blessed with lush gardens, beautiful lakes and majestic bridges, it is a city rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty.
Therefore Putrajaya Corporation is organising ‘Alami 1Putrajaya’ (AL1P) program to raise public awareness about the importance of Putrajaya.
The program targets who do not live in Putrajaya.
Putrajaya Corporation has several programs for next year, such as fishing competition to promote Putrajaya Lake, Youth Day, Independence Day, Agong’s Birthday, as well as competition for Putrajaya Holding’s President’s Cup and the CEO’s trophy.
Putrajaya Corporation will also organize carnivals including Federal Territory Day in February, Youth Day celebration in May, and the Floral Festival in June.
To bring life in Putrajaya, souvenirs, food and drinks were distributed, and information kiosks will be set up in Dataran Putra and Persiaran Perdana.
Putrajaya Lake will be decorated with bright colors to bring life to the city. In addition to lakes, bridges and buildings are also decorated.
Putrajaya Corporation is working with the government, private institutions and NGOs to organize activities in the evening such as Putrajaya Night Marathon, 12-hour Walk Championship and Triathlon,” said Aseh.
In 2011, 4.7 million visitors came to Putrajaya, compared with 2.8 million tourists in 2010.
Putrajaya Corporation is involved in international meetings related to urban planning, environmental protection and social welfare.
Putrajaya has also made the final list for “The International Awards For Liveable Communities 2012″, which was held in late November this year, in Al-Ain City in the United Arab Emirates.