Saturday, May 7, 2011

Best of Putrajaya Tour: Convenient way to see Putrajaya

THERE is not much that you can get for RM1 now, but you can get a glimpse of Putrajaya for just that.

The ‘Best of Putrajaya Tour’, an initiative by the Putrajaya Corporation (Pjc), is aimed at giving visitors a taste of what the city has to offer.

From the bus, tourists will get to see the Prime Minister’s office and residence, Putra Mosque, Seri Bakti Bridge, Taman Warisan Pertanian, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Botanical Gardens via the Seri Perdana Bridge and Dataran Putra.

Good ride: Hop on the ‘Best of Putrajaya’ tour bus for only RM1.

There are three “photo stops” where tourists can take photos of Taman Putra Perdana, Seri Warisan Bridge and the Boulevard.

Recently, tour guide Mohd Zen took reporters and tourists around Putrajaya and its places of interests.

Those on the bus were busy clicking away on their cameras whenever they passed by a place of interest.

Friends Sirine Elbekri, 20, and Najette Djellal, 23, were at the Putrajaya Sentral when they saw the brochures about the tour and signed up on the spot.

Both are from France and are in Malaysia for their internship.

Photo galore: Elbekri (front) and Djellal busy capturing the wonders of Putrajaya.

“I would definitely recommend the tour to my friends,” Elbekri said while Djellal hoped there would be more photo stops especially at the Putra Mosque.

They enjoyed the tour and hoped to see the most of Malaysia during their stay.

This is the fifth time Leowania Leow has taken the tour and this time she went with her family and relatives from Penang.

“Even though I work in Putrajaya, I do not get to see the various attractions and this tour allows me to do so.

“I have taken foreign friends such as a Finnish couple on the tour to show them Putrajaya,” she said.

The tours are available on weekends at 11.30am and 3pm. The tour takes between 90 minutes and two hours.

Call ahead if you are coming in a large group as the bus can only accommodate 40 people.

For details, call 019-236 1796 or 019-347 8012.

*Taken from The Star Online

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