Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Putrajaya

address: Presinct 2 - 4, 62100 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Putrajaya-Putra-Mosque-and-Peredana-Putra2.jpg, Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream
Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream

How to get to Putrajaya

  • Take KLIA Transit (airport train) from KL Sentral (KL’s main train station), it stops halfway to the airport in Putrajaya
  • Runs every 30min, takes 20min, RM9.50 one way, RM10 for Visit Putrajaya ticket (return)
  • Taxi RM 30-50, more expensive at night
Links:

Official Site


Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) / Putrajaya Corporation (PJC)
Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) / Putrajaya Corporation (PJC)


designer traffic lights
designer traffic lights


Millennium Monument
Millennium Monument, national monument denoting important events in the history of Malaya / Malaysia


Seri Gemilang Bridge
Seri Gemilang Bridge and Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)


jetty for Putrajaya Lake Cruise
jetty for Putrajaya Lake Cruise, near Putra Mosque


Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance


Putra Mosque at dusk
Putra Mosque at dusk


Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putrajaya Lake
Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putrajaya Lake
 

map and location of Putrajaya

Putrajaya Tours:

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Tour the architectural wonderland of Putrajaya, the federal administrative capitol of Malaysia just south of Kuala Lumpur

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Things to do & see
Bukit Gasing
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Little India Brickfields
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Jalan Kota / Coronation Park, Melaka
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Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
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