Friday, December 30, 2011
Boat ride on the Putrajaya Lake with my Sri Lankan Friends (with video) - April 2006
In April 2006, two of my friends from Sri Lanka, Prakash and Nazeel come down to Malaysia for training. I took them out for an outing in Putrajaya.One interesting activity that we did was taking the boat trip on the Putrajaya lake.
Below is the scene from the car park to get to the boat jetty. Very scenic.
The boat is the traditional Terengganu Perahu design but with a hidden motor. Made of wood, it is very sturdy and very ornate.
The jetty is a modern one with floating pontoons. In the background of the picture below is the Selangor Sultan's palace that was given to him for allowing the Federal Territory to take over this area to become Putrajaya.
The boat trail starts at the main mosque. I realised from this trip that one can boat into the mosque through an opening just beside the main pillar (see the picture below).
Then, off to see the Wawasan Bridge.
The Prime Minister's office.
The Putrajaya Yacht Club. You can get sailing boats here.
My two Sri Lankan friends.
The Prime Minister's official residence.
The King's Palace. The smaller set of buildings on the right is the Shangrila Putrajaya Hotel.
The commercial centre for Presint 10. There are some restaurants and shops there.
The perimeter fencing for the Prime Minister's residence. You can boat ride beside it and you would not be chased by armed guards.
The business district of Putrajaya, Presint 2.
Below is a short video of the boat ride.