I’ve been planning for a quick getaway with the family at the end of this year and so far its a toss between Singapore and Malaysia. My recent trip to Singapore gave me the impression that things have gotten way too expensive in Singapore. I mean, a hotel room for close to 500 bucks a night is simply ridiculous in my book! The pricing for electronics is not that much different from what my buddy Nicky is offering them for locally!
I haven’t been to KL for quite some time, so I’m not sure what prices are like now. But in doing some research of places to visit in Malaysia, I came across an unlikely place with tourist attractions, the administrative capital, Putrajaya. I’ve been there a few times and never thought of it as a tourist attraction but after reading about it, I feel its worth a look.
Seri Perdana. Image borrowed from here.
Among the attractions are Seri Perdana, the official residence of Malaysian Prime Minister. It is located in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The building shares similar architecture with Perdana Putra. The first resident of this house was Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian fourth Prime Minister. The current occupant of this house is the present Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
For shopping purposes, there’s the Alamanda Putrajaya, the first shopping centre built in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The shopping centre has a variety of shops, restaurants, bowling alleys, movie theatres and a food court illuminated by natural lighting. The centre also features Malaysia’s first travelator within a shopping complex that connects the retail outlets and provide access directly to car parks. It is designed with two levels to allow even distribution and smooth flow of shoppers within the premises. Alamanda Putrajaya is managed by Suria KLCC, with retail spaces of 700,000 sq ft.
Pic borrowed from here.
So anyone got any other good place to visit in Peninsular Malaysia? 🙂