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STUNNING PUTRAJAYA BRIDGES TO SEE BY NIGHT

Dubbed the futuristic administrative capital of the country, Putrajaya is famous for its strategic town planning, striking architecture, the largest roundabout in the world (at 3.5 km in diameter), as well as scenic man-made lake. It is often regarded as a place for official functions and events.

Lately, though, Putrajaya, located 40 km away from Kuala Lumpur, is gaining popularity among those looking to escape the capital city. Its parks, wetlands, lakes, architecture and peaceful ambience is a magnet for those who love nature, photography enthusiasts, joggers, cyclists and those who indulge in water sport activities.

It is not uncommon to see tourists taking their selfies, or for graduation and wedding pictures to be taken against the beautiful backdrop of Putrajaya.

In addition, more and more events and activities are planned in this administrative capital such as the Royal Floria Putrajaya, which is a flower and garden show much-anticipated by all.

But we’ll let you in on a secret…Putrajaya is even more beautiful by night! The city is, of course, lit up by streetlights and lights from buildings. What’s more enchanting is the lights on several of the iconic bridges of the city.

Yes, the city itself consists of eight signature bridges, i.e. Putra, Seri Perdana, Seri Saujana, Seri Gemilang, Seri Wawasan, Seri Bakti, Seri Bestari and Seri Setia. These bridges are built to link various parts of the city separated by the sprawling network of lakes.

Most of the bridges are lit up in colourful LED lights and high-powered spotlights in the evenings and well into the night. They have become popular sites for wedding photo shoots, and sometimes, are the star of the photographs themselves. When foreign dignitaries are in town, or when it is a national holiday, the night-time ambience of Putrajaya is even more magical with creative and stunning play of lights.

Start your tour of Putrajaya after hours just before sunset. As the sun goes down on the horizon, you’ll be rewarded with a magnificent view: the brilliant rays from the sun cast shadows across the city and the reflections off the lake make the sight of these bridges even more romantic.

Let’s take a look at our top recommendations for Putrajaya bridges by night!

Putra Bridge

One of the main bridges in Putrajaya, the Putra Bridge is 435m long, connecting Precints 1 and 2. The upper level of the bridge forms part of the Boulevard, or the main street in the capital. Its design is inspired by the Islamic architecture of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. Its attractions include the four minaret- like piers complete with observation decks that overlook Lake Putrajaya.

Inspired by the design of the Khaju Bridge in Iran, Putra Bridge is the longest of the bridges in Putrajaya at 435 metres. It also makes up the focal point of Putrajaya together with the Putra Mosque in its dusky pink glory and the Putra Square, the hive of activity in Putrajaya.

The bridge connects Precinct 1 (Government Precinct) and Precinct 2 (Mixed Development) on the Core Island.  The upper level of the bridge forms part of the Persiaran Perdana (Boulevard). We like to take a sunset drive over the bridge to appreciate the arresting scene of the placid lake with the iconic dome of the Putra Mosque and its surrounds completing the picture.

A special feature of the bridge is its four octagonal towers and its wall of Islamic motifs. The towers are equipped with observation decks which overlook Lake Putrajaya.

Seri Wawasan Bridge 

This is one of the main bridges in Putrajaya, connecting Precint 2 to the residential area of Precint 8. The design of this cable-stayed bridge resembles a futuristic ship. Spanning 2.4km, this bridge can accommodate motorised traffic, bicycles and pedestrians. Highly visible even from afar, it has become one of the beautiful icons of Putrajaya.

The Seri Wawasan Bridge, meaning Bridge of Vision, is one of the most beautiful bridges, we feel, in Malaysia. It is the main link between Precincts 2 and 8, featuring a dual three-lane carriageway with a pedestrian walkway and cycling track at the sides.

The bridge spans a length of 240 metres across the Putrajaya Lake. Driving over it, this magnificent cable-styled bridge gives off a sense of strength and purpose. Its elegant lines draw inspiration from the beauty of a sailboat. At night, the whole look of the bridge is transformed with interesting and colorful light play. This much-photographed bridge has become an icon of Putrajaya, it can be easily spotted from various vantage points in the city, even from surrounding areas such as Cyberjaya.

Seri Gemilang Bridge

This ceremonial bridge connects the Heritage Square with the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. Spanning nearly 233m in lenght, the bridge is one of the most popular spots for photography in Putrajaya. The most dominant feature of the bridge is its four distinctive towers which are visible from a distance. Specially designed street lamps light up the bridge at night.

Seri Gemilang Bridge is a rather romantic bridge set in a quieter enclave of Putrajaya. It is a stunning double of Pont Alexandre III that spans the Seine River in Paris, France. As you cross this bridge, you can’t help but notice the intricate mouldings and detailed decorative works inspired by traditional Malay plants and floral motifs. Four main towers with four smaller entrance towers complete this 240-metre long bridge.

The view from this bridge is stunning and we recommend going at sunset to witness the changing colours of the sky reflected on the surface of the lake. You’ll enjoy a stroll on the pedestrian walkway of the bridge, or you can venture down the steps to get to the edge of the lake. From here, take a leisurely walk to explore the peaceful surroundings. 

Seri Saujana Bridge

This is another premier bridge in Putrajaya, connecting Precint 4 to Precint 7. This cable-stayed arch bridge has been designed to reflect a transparent, elegant and futuristic structure. With an overall single span of 3km, it is an awesome sight to behold, both day and night.

The Seri Saujana Bridge is one of the signature bridges of Putrajaya. It is the first bridge in the world to successfully combine two different engineering techniques, arch and cable stay. There is no other bridge structure like it in the world! Some have even compared it to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Located at the southwest corner of the city, this 300-metre bridge connects Precinct 4 (Commercial Precinct) to Precinct 7. It serves as a grand entrance into Putrajaya for those entering the city from the south on the upgraded B15 road and Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Lumpur International Airport highway.

The night view of Seri Saujana Bridge is even more impressive with mood lighting to enhance the beautiful lines and architecture of the bridge. Like other bridges, it provides a pedestrian walkway and cycle track for public usage.

While the above are our top picks for Putrajaya bridges to visit at night, the administrative capital has four other notable bridges worth visiting as well to enjoy their beautiful architecture and admire the stunning engineering effort.

Seri Perdana Bridge

Located at the South-West of Precinct 1, this bridge connects the Government Precinct to Precincts 8, 9, and 10 across the Putrajaya Lake. Along the bridge are eight pavilions with arches and domed roofs, and these act as viewing decks for pedestrians to pause to take in the magnificent views of the lake.

Compared to the other bridges, the Seri Perdana is simple in design, yet remains elegant with its interesting tile-work in patterned hues of yellow. This continuous beam bridge is 372 metres long and was one of the first bridges to be completed in Putrajaya.

Seri Bakti Bridge

This simple beam bridge is located in the northeast of the city that connects Precinct 1 to the residential area of Precinct 16, which also houses the official residence of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The 270-metre long Seri Bakti Bridge offers a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding area. Driving along this bridge towards the Government Precinct imparts a sense of purpose and ceremony because the road ahead leads to the Prime Minister’s office and department.

This bridge has dual two-lane carriageways that provide access for vehicles as well as pedestrians and cyclists. The tile work in Islamic motifs and the stylised streetlamps along the length of the bridge give it a unique identity.

Seri Bestari Bridge

The Seri Bestari Bridge lies at the northeast side of Putrajaya, connecting the Core Island to Taman Warisan Pertanian in Precinct 16. It is part of the direct route from the Deputy Prime Minister’s official residence to the Core Island.

This concrete arch system bridge spans 152.6 metres and has dual two-lane carriageways as well as a cycle track cum pedestrian walkway. The footpath bears a tropical theme with its palm trees and plants. Specially-designed lamp posts light up after dark with mood lighting to complete this stunning piece of architecture. 

Seri Setia Bridge

Located in the southeast part of the city, the Seri Setia Bridge spans 210 metres across the lake, bridging the commercial district of Precinct 4 to Precinct 19, a high-density residential area with full amenities and facilities.

The designers implemented simple design features to enhance the beauty and functionality of the bridge. For example, the tropical landscaping around the bridge not only serves as an aesthetic element but also protects motorists from the glare of headlights of oncoming traffic.

Another thoughtful design element is the dual three-lane road system constructed on the bridge in anticipation of the heavier traffic in the area. Other enhancements include the tapering of the “legs” supporting the bridge, creating the illusion of an arched hallway beneath the bridge, besides the reference to Islamic identity.

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A Journey Through Phantasmagoria Royal – Floria Putrajaya and Magic of the Night 2016

Royal Floria Putrajaya, Malaysia’s leading annual flower and garden festival, and Magic of the Night 2016 saw Putrajaya come to life among a sea of colour and vibrant lights.

Almost 740,000 people — the majority young families enjoying the first week of school holidays — attended the May 27 to June 4 event, with organisers aiming to showcase Putrajaya as the ‘City in a Garden’ or ‘City of Flowers’.

The theme for this year’s event was ‘Chrysanthemum’, with entrants unveiling a series of never-ending floral arrangements featuring carnations, spider lilies, roses and millions of chrysanthemums, which exploded in colour, interspersed with unique, locally created works of art.

Hundreds of creative exhibitions from government sector, corporations, schools, universities and independent artists were vying for 28 awards under four categories covering gardens, flowers, design and water-colour painting, with organisers commending the improvement in design concept, work standard and quality of planted materials from last year.

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For the second year running, DBKL was awarded the FLORIA Putrajaya Garden Cup Trophy for their elegant arrangement and design that again garnered the most attraction. During the awards ceremony, Royal Floria Putrajaya also entered the Malaysia Book of Records for the tallest glutinous rice exhibit. The 7.15m structure was erected jointly by Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd and the Putrajaya Community that operates the Heritage Village.

Other notable exhibits included the Chrysanthemum Garden and Candy Courtyard. These featured a mesh of natural arrangements interlaced with mechanical structures that gave a modern twist to your simple floral decoration.

Malaysia’s royal families also did not fail to impress with the Johor royal family presenting a beautiful replica of their palace and royal crown taking home the Gold Award for their display.

There was even a section designed to resemble the ancient Chinese royal court, which housed the Magic of Bonsai and Suiseki exhibit. These were living works of art, which had taken years of cultivation, pruning nurturing and sculpturing.

The Magical Garden, which housed the Mystical Forest and Mermaid’s World, was a unique combination of projected images employing holograms and the latest technology to create spectacular visuals and serene backdrops.

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List of highlights included:

  • Magical Garden featuring Mystical Forest and Mermaid’s World
  • Chrysanthemum Garden and Candy Courtyard
  • Floral Pavilion featuring the Tree of Life
  • The Magic of Bonsai and Suiseki
  • Terrarium: Magic In The Glass
  • Special Gardens
  • Government and Corporate Gardens
  • Gardens of Malaysia
  • Designer Gardens
  • School and University Gardens
  • Cat’s Pavilion
  • Arts and Crafts Bazaar
  • Horticulture Market and Garden Bazaar

The Magic of the Night 2016 was again undoubtedly the star attraction with thematic barges representing each Malaysian state in a beautiful, neon-lit parade wowing the masses.

Sabah entrant

The boats featured colourful lights and handcrafted three-dimensional designs of indigenous flora and fauna. The more creative and elaborate displays included traditional dancers as well. The Sabah float in particular was a standout promoting the region’s native rainforests, hornbills and orang-utans.

The boats were stationed on the Putrajaya Lake under the Putrajaya Bridge which was lit with multi-coloured flood lights and lasers. The evening ended with the nightly fireworks display.

Royal Floria Putrajaya flower and garden show and Magic of the Night 2016 was a spectacular event showcasing the many colours and personas of Malaysia. It is perfect for families, couples or just a peaceful night out. Be sure to check it out in 2017!

Head to http://www.floriaputrajaya.com.my/ for more information.

 

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Racing Over Putrajaya

Red Bull Air Race, a world’s fastest motorsport, creates a entrance coming in Malaysia before a serf crowd.




The splendid yellow craft zoomed by, nimbly manoeuvring past 25-metre high Air Gates, a route of fume a usually justification of a moody trail usually seconds ago. Another craft followed, as one by one, all 12 Master Cup pilots of a 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship took turns demonstrating skills outward a joining of typical aviators: straight climbs, inverted dives, side turns, quick corners, and a insane scurry to a finish line.

Small Planes, Big Ambitions
Man has always wanted to fly. We do so on borrowed wings – either it’s in a newcomer seat, or in approach plan of a controls. For a latter, usually a few connoisseur to a turn of those chosen Red Bull Air Race pilots who wowed spectators with their ultra-precise, low-level, high-speed flying.

The weekend competition on 17-18 May 2014 over a overwhelming 600-hectare Putrajaya Lake was ancestral for dual reasons: It was a race’s initial run in Malaysia and easterly Asia, and a initial time Malaysia fielded a deputy around former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) commander Halim Othman, nicknamed Toogoo, who competed in a Challenger Cup.

Getting Up to Speed
While a Red Bull Air Race World Championship has been around given 2005, recognition of a competition is generally low among Malaysians. This is where a tiny believe of a contribution and total will go a prolonged approach in assisting we improved conclude a sport.

With a tip speed of approximately 370kph, a Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a fastest motorsport array in a universe (Formula One cars competition during speeds of adult to 350kph). Unlike aerobatic drifting and airshows, a concentration here—as a name implies—is on racing. Pilots speed by a low-level aerial lane noted out by inflatable Air Gates, gunning for a fastest time though incurring penalties such as drifting too high above an Air Gate, or attack a pylon, that would outcome in evident disqualification.

At any venue, a tip 9 places acquire World Championship points. The ultimate Red Bull Air Race World Champion will be a commander with a many points during a finish of a season.

Day 1: Smoke On
As a 12 Master Class pilots geared adult for Day 1’s action, a morning showering might have cooled a withering heat, though not a rival tension. The Masters’ training event went underway during about 1pm, followed by a Masters’ Qualifiers. At a tighten of Qualifying Day, favourite Hannes Arch of Austria led a Master Class container with a time of 01:15.144, with Canada’s Pete McLeod in a detached second.

Day 1 also saw a subsequent era of Red Bull Air Race pilots take to a skies in a Challenger Cup, a new further to a 2014 season. Although Datuk Halim Othman placed a worthy third in training, a internal favourite usually managed sixth in a final Challenger Cup tally, that was won by Frenchman Francois Le Vot.

Racing Against a Clock
When races are won in microseconds (in a final leg of a 2010 competition in New York, Nigel Lamb from Great Britain edged American Kirby Chambliss by 3/100ths of a second for a second spot), any pierce counts. One has to say impassioned concentration and precision, even when battling army of adult to 10G. Especially when battling army of adult to 10G.

To get an suspicion of what it’s like, suppose dais dire a tiny automobile 6 times per notation while navigating by a march during speeds of 370kph. Each time we lift a high G, a blood from your conduct drains to your feet, withdrawal we on a verge of flitting out. To equivocate greyout, pilots agreement their stomach and thigh muscles to shorten a blood going downwards. The imperative G-Race fit helps revoke tired by enhancing application regulating water-filled ‘fluid muscles’.

While production takes a fee on pilots, there are other things to worry about, like feverishness and humidity, mind games, and picking a right strategy. After all, as we have learnt, shred off even a few microseconds counts.

Day 2: Speed, Skill, Guts, Glory
Race Day. With a 60% possibility of rain, a Putrajaya skyline was cloudy again, though there was really some-more colour in a throng that had swelled overnight. Around a Putrajaya Lake, families and aviation fans set adult their observation spots, or lounged absolutely on supposing seating.

Above, a 12 Master Class pilots chased a clock. The 6 winners of a heats and a dual fastest losers proceeded to a Super 8 round. An aerial break with aerobatic attempt planes took a corner off a air, thick with anticipation. Then it was down to a Final 4.

The initial off a runway, Briton Nigel Lamb blazed a lane with a time of 01:15.023, environment a new march record. Matt Hall of Australia was adult next, posting a time of 01:15.597. Pete McLeod, who surfaced a Super 8, was subsequent in line, though perceived a argumentative DNF (Did Not Finish) for surpassing a 200-knot speed extent during a start gate. All eyes were afterwards on Hannes Arch. As his china craft zoomed past a finish line during 01:15.597, it was official: 56-year-old Nigel Lamb had won his initial career pretension after 44 races, 5 second-place finishes, and 7 years of racing.

French writer Gustave Flaubert once wrote, “An forever of passion can be contained within a minute.” While a passion that drives these pilots to a rise of their diversion might not be something simply distinct to a exposed eye, generally from belligerent level, simply being means to declare live these gentlemen’s joining to their competition is a boon that Malaysians now have.

On his win, an romantic Lamb said, “I never suspicion I’d feel this emotion. It’s a good feeling. After 7 years, and all a ups and downs, this is a payoff.”

Added Lamb, “Flying around Malaysia is amazing. The people are smashing and a food is great. we knew it was going to be good here.”

We demeanour brazen to welcoming these mountainous heroes to a shores again subsequent year during a 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.




Fast Facts

  • Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a fastest motorsport array in a universe with a tip speed of approximately 370kph. In actuality, a tip speeds practicable by a competition planes operation from 425.97kph (230 knots) to 444kph (240 knots).
  • Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a fastest motorsport array in a universe with a tip speed of approximately 370kph. In actuality, a tip speeds practicable by a competition planes operation from 425.97kph (230 knots) to 444kph (240 knots).
  • The normal length of a Red Bull Air Race lane is approximately 6km.
  • Starting this year, a engines, propellers and exhausts of planes have been standardised, so levelling a personification field.
  • The pylons that form an Air Gate now mount during 25 metres high, 5 metres aloft than in a 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
  • The tip partial of any pylon is done from spinnaker fabric – a same lightweight element used to make vessel sails.
  • Pylons contingency slice detached now and simply if a craft touches them, nonetheless be stout adequate to sojourn stationery in all continue conditions, including inclement continue and clever winds.
  • In 2003, it took 20 mins to correct an Air Gate. In 2010, a correct record was down to 90 seconds for a full repair.
  • All pilots of a Challenger Cup fly a same plane, a Extra 330 LX.
  • According to Breitling, a central timekeeper, time will be totalled in thousandths of a second. There is also a photo-finish complement that has a fortitude of 1/10,000th of a second. That complement will be used if dual pilots have a accurate same time during 1/1,000th of a second.
  • Born in 1984, Canadian Pete McLeod is a Red Bull Air Race Championship’s youngest pilot. And while Hungarian Peter Besenyei (nicknamed The Godfather) and Nigel Lamb share a same birth year (1956), Besenyei leads a other side of a scale by a few months.

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International Tourism Night Floral Parade

The International Tourism Night Floral Parade (1MITNFP) is an annual signature eventuality reason in and with a Putrajaya Floria Festival, Malaysia’s premier outside garden and floral showcase displaying a best of Malaysia’s and general landscape and horticulture industry, during Putrajaya Lake directed to attract tellurian tourists to a nation by introducing and compelling a farrago and brilliance of a nature, enlightenment and tradition of ASEAN and a Plus Three Countries. With a partnership and team-work among all a ASEAN Member State and a Plus Three Countries, compelling a segment as a singular singular tourism end could maximize a region’s potential.

Some of we competence consternation what is this night floral march all about. You’re wrong if we consider that it is an eventuality where flowers are simply organised around a park with a small signboard inventory a general and systematic name like those we see in a parks. There will be colorful lights. There will be fireworks. There will be boats. There will be dances. There will be songs. And of course, not forgetful a categorical characters, a pleasing and outlandish flowers.

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There will be a thesis to go along with a eventuality – Magic of a Night – that is portrayed by a colorful lights that paint a colourful floral class and designs as good as a multicultural masquerade of a ASEAN region. The monumental march will make we reason your exhale with a boats ripping with splendid and colorful lights alongside a fantastic decorations depicting a outlandish flora and fauna and icons representing any participant. To maximize a effect, a march will usually start after sunset.

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Other than The Parade of a Night Floral Boats, there will be another member in this eventuality – Static Night Floral Boats Display. Like a name suggests, all a participating boats will be in a immobile arrangement after a floating march for visitors and tourists to come closer and ogle during a designs and sum of any floral vessel before casting their check that will have some weightage in a contest. Several categories are benefaction in this competition – Overall Best Boat, Most Creative Boat, Best Lighted Boat and Most Popular Boat. Another weight-age in last a winners is formed on analysis by row judges allocated by a Ministries.

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Visitors are also entertained by other attractions during a 1MITNFP as there will be tourism associated booths charity several tourism product and packages for a public, a photography competition of Night Floral Boats, fireworks display, opening by low-pitched and informative group, fun comforts and competitions. In 2011, this march has perplexed appearance from 13 countries and organizations – Brunei, Cambodia, Melaka, Perlis, Terengganu, Perak, Johor, Putrajaya, Pahang, AirAsia, Sunway Group, I-Berhad and Tourism Malaysia.

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In 2012, an boost in a series of boats is seen. 15 boats converged on Putrajaya Lake that includes boats from a states of Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu, boats from supervision bodies – Putrajaya Corporation, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and tourism Malaysia, as good as initial appearance by general participants from Kenya and Suzhou, China.

The Night Floral Parade of 2013 – themed ‘Magic of a Night 2013: Colours of Harmony’ – takes place between 22 Jun and 30 Jun from 5pm – 11:30pm. For 9 uninterrupted nights visitors to Putrajaya will be perplexed by a remarkable, overwhelming displays of aflame boats cruising for 3km along a Putrajaya lake. Location of a eventuality is Putrajaya Lake, Presint 2, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur.

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1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade

1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade

Floating gracefully along Putrajaya Lake, a flashy boats take on a life of their own…

This year, during a 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade, visitors will be greeted by a dash of colours, splendid lights and mesmerising low-pitched boats, set to take place from 30 Jun compartment 8 July.

A sum of 15 boats will intersect on Putrajaya Lake, representing renouned tourism icons; will cruise on for 9 uninterrupted nights during Precinct 2, from 9.30 pm compartment 11.30 pm.

Themed, “Magic of a Night”, a boats are represented from a states of Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu. There will also be supervision bodies from Putrajaya Corporation, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Tourism Malaysia. The Ministry of Tourism will also have a possess vessel in a event, as good as initial appearance by time general participants from Kenya and Suzhuou, China.

Among a activities slated for a eventuality embody night floral boats photography contest, fireworks display, low-pitched and informative organisation performances, concert, Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Dance as good as a 1Malaysia Green and Clean Campaign.

This is a second time a eventuality will be held, after final year’s successful eventuality in Putrajaya, organized by Ministry of Tourism.

The eventuality will be hold in and with a Putrajaya Floria 2012 during Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya Floria is Malaysia’s premier outside garden and flower showcase.

With a theme, ‘Bougainvillea – Enduring Beauty’, FLORIA 2012 is set to showcase a biggest collection of Bougainvillea blooms, as good as exhibitors of landscape and horticulture, both locally and internationally.

Organised by a Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia, a annual 1MITNFP is hold in and with a Floria Putrajaya Festival, Malaysia’s premier outside garden and flower showcase, that displays a best of a internal and general landscape and horticulture industry.

For some-more information on 1MITNFP 2012, greatfully hit Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia at 03-8891 7000 or email [email protected]

Caption: Images from final year’s event

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