Make a list of what you want to do/see in KL, my sister told me, once the emails and SMSes containing excited exclamations about the impending trip, died down a little.
That gave me pause. Aside from visiting every known kopitiam in the area for every meal, every day, it hadn’t occured to me to actually go see KL.
PutraJaya (read about it here) ended up being one of the places this tourist was brought to see. I was a bit mystified by why we were going at night, but I’ve never been one to argue with a local, and a good thing too: Putrajaya is magnificent by night. All that great architecture, sculpted gardens, so incredibly lit against the night sky, was a sight to behold.
Didn’t get to go in as being in shorts meant I wasn’t appropriately dressed, so had to be content with jogging back and forth around its entrance and extensive perimeter fence to see what I could of it from the outside. Stunning.
Perdana Putra, the Prime Minister’s offices:
Perbadanan government center:
The convention center, which is jaw dropping up close(er):
Putra Mosque from the other side of the lake:
Pretty damned nice happy snaps eh? It’s hard to take a lousy looking photo in this place – I’m still in awe over how they designed the lighting. I’d love to explore the place over several nights, on foot. It’s beautifully crafted and with all that crazy architecture and 300 million lines everywhere, a real photographer’s joy. I didn’t get too many photos that time though, as I’d tumble out the car in between spats of rain to grab shots, stuff myself back in and off we’d go. The rush?
The Seri Wawasan bridge, which I spotted from this vantage point and then was obsessed with, so off we went:
It proved to be stupidly difficult to get to, although we did finally, an hour and several other great bridges later. My brother in law deserves special thanks for his patience with me asking to stop every 2 minutes to look at everything. More to come on this bridge.