Putrajaya, Malaysia: Magic of the Night 2016 Dazzles with Illuminated Flotillas

Posted on July 18, 2016

The end of the month of May saw the return of Magic of the Night, a boat parade at Putrajaya Lake in the namesake administrative center outside the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Coinciding with our Eat Travel Doodle media tour, this year’s event featured 14 flotillas brought in from every state in Malaysia. The annual event promotes Malaysia as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Running from May 27 to June 4, the festival was a grand showcase of Malaysia’s floraRead More

Putrajaya, Malaysia: Dazzling Nights at Festival Light and Motion Putrajaya (LAMPU) 2015

Posted on December 21, 2015

Our Kembara Putrajaya tour coincided with the Festival Light and Motion Putrajaya 2015, a light festival that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators annually to the administrative city as it bedazzles them with innovative light shows and exhibits. Now on its third year, the festival strives to introduce high-tech light designs, interactive light-related activities and energy efficient lighting materials such as innovative LED technology, in which countless innovations and dramatic energy savings will be realized in the years to come. The city ofRead More

Putrajaya, Malaysia: Spectacular Helium Balloon Ride at Skyrides Festivals Park

Posted on December 19, 2015

As a planned city surrounding a man-made lake, Putrajaya is truly a scenic place to explore. I’ve toured this administrative center, 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, by bicycle and cruise boat before. It was a rewarding experience seeing the mosques, monuments and government buildings all lit up at night. But visiting Skyrides Festivals Park at Precinct 2, near the Alaf Monument, brought the Putrajaya experience to greater heights – literally! – with its Skyrides Balloon. This is the first and largest tethered heliumRead More

Cruise and Cycle in Putrajaya, Malaysia [SP]

Posted on November 4, 2013

Take a sunset boat cruise around Putrajaya Lake! Want to take a refreshing break from hectic Kuala Lumpur? Take a side trip to the administrative center of Putrajaya, located only 25 km south of the capital. A planned city built around a man-made lake, Putrajaya evokes the organized atmosphere of Singapore or the quietness of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam. The city was named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In Malay and Sanskrit, the words putra or putera meansRead More